The Daily Grail reports that:
The House of the Temple, a Masonic landmark in Washington D.C. that featured in a recent Dan Brown novel, was vandalized over the weekend, with pink paint thrown over one of the sphinxes that ‘guard’ the front entrance of the building. Photographer Luis Gomez took the shot and posted it on his “One Photograph a Day” blog on Monday.
The big question about this is why PINK paint? Was it an activist statement suggesting that Freemasons are anti-gay? Or perhaps, the vandal was suggesting Freemasons are “pinkos” (as in communist sympathizers)?
Or perhaps, in true Dan Brown fashion, a disgruntled, gay, anti-communist, Freemason (who also happened to be a student of classical literature), knew that the Latin word for pink is “roseus” …. and therefore used pink paint as a cryptic signal that Freemasons are actually Rosecrucians. (This, of course, was all done in haste, while fleeing, wounded, from a relentlessly pursuing, tattooed albino. Hence, the sloppy paint job).
But why a pink Sphinx?
Personally, I think it’s an advert for a new Freemasonic kids cartoon: “The Pink Sphinx.” Kind of a reboot of The Pink Panther, but with secrets and codes and mysterious paw-shakes. If only Ernest Borgnine (a known Freemason) were still alive to play the bumbling Inspector.
The guy who played Kramer on Seinfeld is a known Freemason – and he’d also make a good bumbling Inspector.