My father was a member of the Masons when I was a young girl. I have no memory of anything evil in my father's life. One of the sad facts of life is that people will believe what they want to believe about you and the things you do no matter what you do. If they set out to think or portray you as evil, they will most likely succeed for a period of time. The best way to prove anything in your life is the way you live your life. In the end, the truth stands firm. There are things about the Masons and Shriners that are questioned by society. However, these organizations do alot of good for society. Children's hospitals and other charitable efforts are among their contributions. We would do better to put more effort into protecting our children from the Twilight craze and the Gothic influence, than to be attacking organizations that contribute positively to our lives.