I don’t disagree with your general thought, but am bothered by the use of the words “disdain” and “clandestine” in this instance. I don’t think the practice is clandestine, either in the common use of the term or a a Masonic term of art. Surely disdain isn’t the better word. Perhaps object? Bemused?
Agreed. Perhaps I need to reassess my word usage. You're right. "Disdain," was a poor word of choice. I'm just of the opinion that Scottish Rite traditions should be respected and preserved by authentic and true Scottish Rite lodges and to charter a lodge with absolutely no lineage to the Rite just to appease brothers does a great injustice to those lodges that are true in form. IJS.
Moreover, an Ancient Craft lodge adopting a practice of the Scottish Rite is lawfully clandestine, IMHO. I feel that brothers need to learn the American history of Scottish Rite Craft lodges, and how they fought to preserve their lodges; i.e. The Grand Lodge of Mississippi's invasion and hostile takeover of the French Grand Lodge of Louisiana in 1847; thereby gaining a better understanding and respect for those historical lodges.