It is simply whitewashed Devil worship to make it more socially acceptable, and to hide its true purpose - even from some of its own members.
The horned god is a phallic male deity, hence the fact of the Elk's Club being an all-male fraternal organization, originally called the Jolly Corks.
It was established as a private men's club to elude laws governing the opening hours of public taverns - for the drinking of 'spirits' any time of day.
"In addition to good fellowship, the Jolly Corks needed a more 'noble' purpose in order to endure..."
This is why they hold such things as 'charity' events, etc. It is mainly to try and keep a good public image for themselves in order to 'stay in business'.
But, their true purpose remains - still 'uncorking' it every chance they get! Consider this current ad found online for an Elks Lodge chapter:
"No better place to enjoy cocktails and pupus than Elks 616! Our cozy Bar & Lounge is well known all across the United States by local and visiting Elk members."
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks hold four cardinal virtues of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity. You can be assured that these virtues apply to 'members only'.
During its 'brothers only' history as primarily a men's drinking lodge, the club eventually took up some public 'service' roles, strange rituals and a new name.
Their new name became the Elks, and the rituals practiced very closely resemble the initiation of a member into the cult of the Horned God of paganism and wicca...
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