Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Shriners Jump On PC Bandwagon/Disrespect Veterans and Confederate Shriners

Via Billy

Not only does this order ban the display or use of the Confederate Battle Flag by Shriners, it actually goes so far as to forbid Shriners from participating in any event where one is displayed. 

The Imperial Potenate, Jerry G. Gannt, believes it is in the "best interest of the Order and Nobility that no...member shall display in ANY form the Confederate Battle Flag or ANY image that can be reasonably construed to represent the Confederate Battle Flag"  apparently referring to personal use/display OUTSIDE of official Shriner duties!

Please contact the Shriners and let them know that you will cease all support until this ridiculous order is rescinded.

From their website:

"Jerry G. Gantt of Houston is currently serving his 11th year as a member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Gantt was elected Imperial Potentate, part of the 13-member body that helps govern the Shriners fraternity, during the Shriners’ 2015 Imperial Session—held in Houston July 5 – July 9.

Gantt was raised a Master Mason at Cherryville Lodge #505 in 1971. He is a member of the York Rite, Grotto and was honored with the 33rd Degree of the Scottish Rite. Gantt became a member of Oasis Shriners in Charlotte, N.C., in 1972, and joined Arabia Shriners in Houston in 1980, where he held numerous offices, including chairman of the Five-year Planning Committee. He served as the temple’s Potentate in 2002.

Gantt is a chairman emeritus of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston Board of Governors and has served at the Imperial level as Outer Guard Aide, Captain of the Guard Aide, Imperial Marshal Aide and member of the Imperial Dispensations and Charters Committee. During his years as a member of the Boards of Directors, he has served on a number of committees, including Budget, Building and Equipment, Information Systems, Public Relations, Salary, Personnel and Retirement, Planning, Corporate Compliance, Education Seminars, Sports, Research, Medical Affairs, Strategic Planning, Investments and Budget. In addition, he has served as Liaison Officer to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia, Houston, Cincinnati, Montreal, Tampa, Honolulu and Galveston. In addition to his service in the Shriners fraternity, Gantt is an honorary member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Born in Gastonia, N.C., Gantt attended Wingate College in Wingate, N.C. He then joined the United States Marine Corps., where he served as an air traffic controller. He is now President of Piedmont Contractors, Inc., a commercial general contracting firm in Houston.

In his community, Gantt and his wife, Lisa, enjoy NASCAR and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where they are life-members and Gantt is an active committee member"


​Contact Information:
Shriners International Headquarters
2900 Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 281-0300

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers


  1. Well, I've always felt a tinge of guilt for not following the family tradition of petitioning
    the Masons and following up by joining the Shrine. I think that tinge just went away.

  2. Maybe in "file 13," though I can't help but write to such groups when seeing such.....

    1. Use Anonymous' info above and say you had them in your will for $50K because of family tradition, but will remove it tomorrow. See what they say. :)

  3. My Grandpa would be spinning in his grave, if he knew about this. He was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite.

    Like Anonymous, above, I don't feel guilty one bit for not following in the family tradition now.