I can’t recall any government nominee for anything being questioned about his membership in Freemasonry. Not a one. Though, clearly, if you know ANYTHING about Freemasonry, they all should have been.
This page explains who the Knights are. At the bottom is a link to a book titled, The Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge by Ankerberg and Weldon. The Knights were founded to prevent Catholic men from being enticed to join this sinister secret society which has been condemned by more than one pope over time in several papal encyclical letters. Also, at the bottom of this page is a list of other organizations that are worth exploring to familiarize yourself with what they stand for and what they do. You may be VERY SURPRISED by what you learn.
In contrast to Freemasonry, the Knights of Columbus carries out its mission by adhering to the teachings of the Catholic Church in all respects. This page from their website shows that the organization is not afraid to speak in favor of political actions that are in line with the Catechism of the Church, though the mission of the organization is not primarily political. Freemasonry on the other hand is far less open about their agenda. They would have you believe their only aim is to hold parades in small towns and fund Shriner’s hospitals for disabled children. I encourage you to click that book link and read the information about masonry mentioned there as well as the reader comments left by people who have read it.
I am proud of this nominee's affiliation with the Knights, but I’m a little troubled by the comment of Judge Buescher as quoted in the Daily Caller article:
“The Knights of Columbus is a Roman Catholic service organization with approximately two million members worldwide,” Buescher wrote in response to Hirono and Harris’ questions. “The organization has a religious and charitable purpose. I joined the Knights of Columbus when I was 18 years old and have been a member ever since. My membership has involved participation in charitable and community events in local Catholic parishes.”
The Knights do in fact make statements on behalf of the entire organization and they have contributed a lot of funds toward the worthy goal of helping fellow Catholics in need around the world that are in situations of great peril because of totalitarian socialists and other tyrannical leaders. And it was the Knights of Columbus that proposed adding “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. These actions are above and beyond mere financial aid to the poor.
Judge Brian Buescher, member of
the Knights of Columbus