Hi all. Firstly, I would like to thank all of those who have worked hard on building such an informative freemasonry forum. I have posted the title of my post as a ‘conflict of interest’ because of some questions I have been wondering about lately. Before outlining my questions, I will outline a scenario below, only for clarification purposes, that will lead to my questions:
Scenario: A Freemason man, who is an executive director of a well known company, encounters a situation where 2 candidates have applied for a significant job in his company. One is a less qualified candidate but a Freemason in the same lodge as the director (meaning that they know each other) and the second candidate is higly qualified and is Not a Freemason. If the director selects the qualified non-mason candidate for the job, would the director be expelled from his lodge because of not choosing his Freemason brother? Where does the ‘loyalty’ aspect, that a Freemason commits to his lodge and brothers, stands in such scenario?