The Scottish Rite Creed

posted May 1, 2015, 4:08 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 2, 2015, 12:16 PM ]

Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal.

To implement this our Supreme Council of the Mother Jurisdiction favors:

Pride of patriotism, love of flag and country, respect for law and order, loyalty to the principles of sovereignty of the people and of citizen control, civil and religious liberty and free enterprise as set forth in our Constitution and Bill of Rights;

An enlightened citizenry through American public schools and for alien adults the inculcation of American principles;

The use of English as the principle language of instruction in the grammar grades of our public schools;

The complete separation of church and state, and opposition to any direct or indirect diversions of public funds to church-related schools or institutions.

The Rite Word - October 2007, Volume 1, Issue 2