Is Barack Obama a Freemason?
President Obama is not a Freemason. There is no credible
indication that the President is a member of any Masonic
organization. There is nothing prohibiting him in terms of Masonic
rules from announcing this fact if he were. There is also, however,
nothing forcing him to do so if he were, either.
In some cases, membership can only be proven by searching
through the fraternity's records. Such records are most often kept
at the individual Lodge level, and may be lost due to fire, flood,
deterioration, or simple carelessness. Grand Lodge governance may
have shifted or reorganized, resulting in further loss of records
on the member or the name, number, location or even existence of
the Lodge in question. In areas of the world where Masonry has been
suppressed by governments, records of entire Grand Lodges have been
destroyed. Because of this, masonic membership can sometimes be
difficult to verify.
Were he to be a Freemason, he would be sworn, on that basis
alone, to uphold the law of the land. So stringent is this
requirement, that it is a source of much hatred directed towards
masons for their perceived amorality by refusing to oppose corrupt
Thus concerns that he would be compromised as President due to
loyalty to Freemasonry are the result of ignorance or
misinformation, since, if he were a Freemason, he would be doubly
bound to execute the office of the presidency in accordance with
Many U.S. Presidents have been Freemasons and have discharged
their duty without incident.