Christian Science and Insurance

Atlanta (Ga.) Journal

To the Editor of the Journal:—In a recent editorial you stated that Christian Scientists had been excluded from insurance by the Knights of Honor by a recent act of the supreme lodge of that order. In justice both to the Knights of Honor and to the cause of Christian Science I ask that you publish the following letter, as it gives the facts in regard to the action of the supreme lodge in this matter.

"St. Louis, Mo., July 23, 1900.—J. E. DeBelle, Reporter No. 346, Atlanta, Ga.—Dear Sir and Brother:—Yours of the 21st is received, and in reply I will say that there is nothing in the laws of our order to prohibit a Christian Scientist from becoming a member of it. A resolution was introduced at the last session of the supreme lodge to make persons who were believers in the faith cure hazardous risks, but the proposition was defeated by an overwhelming majority. If you will refer to Section I, of Article VI., subordinate lodge constitution, you will see there that they are not in any way restricted.

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