Armstrongism has always had a strong dislike for the Mason's, Shriner's and other fraternal organizations. Jack Elliot wrote a lot about the evils of the Masonic Lodge decades ago. Yet, in spite of all that rancor, the COG met in hundreds of Masonic Lodges, Elk's Lodges, Odd Fellows halls, and other fraternal organizations. Paganism be damned, if the church could use the hall then it would.
I have fond memories of sitting in an Odd Fellow's hall during DUB high days looking at the "all seeing eye" staring down at me. Standing directly underneath that eye was a WCG minister railing on about some silly topic that was never as fascinating as all the symbolism in the room.
Recently a new "convert" to the Philadelphia Church of God attend his first meeting which was held in a Masonic Lodge. This new convert had the audacity to point out to someone that they were surrounded by all kinds of pagan symbolism. That did not sit well with the big wigs of Flurrydom. They told the man he had a "disobedient heart" and suspended him from church till he corrected his attitude and read a LOT of Flurry's writings, repented and accepted meeting in Masonic Lodges.
Here is what he wrote:
May 1, 2014
I arrived for my first PCG service at a Mason hall after tithing for over a year and was surprised to find Chaldean and satanic symbolism all over the place. I spoke up and was told I had a "disobedient heart" and was banned from further services until I read a lot of material and repented and accepted the Mason hall. I was told I was not welcome back--but my tithes were. From Exit and Support