Abdul Baha asks Manchester Baha’is to conceal their beliefs and act like Freemasons!
Consider how the Freemasons have for two hundred years carried on their work, and unto this day they have not openly declared it to any soul. Not until they find a hearing ear will they speak. The loved ones too must proceed with the greatest prudence, lest serious difficulties be created.
And Shoghi Effendi says :
“Any Bahá’í determined retain membership (in) Freemasonry loses voting rights.”
“The directive regarding membership in Freemasonry should be carried out by your Assembly in all areas under your Assembly’s jurisdiction.”