Tens of Thousands Demand Cancelation of Black Mass in OKC

The Worldnetdaily has an article about the controversy over the black mass being held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center that is just begging that the mass be censored and canceled. And as usual, they leave out very important details along the way. For instance:

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin summarized the general reaction to the plan in a statement: “This ‘Black Mass’ is a disgusting mockery of the Catholic faith, and it should be equally repellent to Catholics and non-Catholics alike. It may be protected by the First Amendment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t condemn it in the strongest terms possible for the moral outrage which it is.

“It is shocking and disgusting that a group of New York City ‘satanists’ would travel all the way to Oklahoma to peddle their filth here. I pray that realize how hurtful their actions are and cancel this event.”

WND previously reported the events are organized by a satanic group called Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, which has leased space in the Civic Center Music Hall.

Interesting that they do not note that their reporting proves Fallin wrong. Fallin mistakenly believes that it was the Satanic Temple who is behind this. In fact it’s the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, which is based in Oklahoma City. But the Worldnetdaily doesn’t point that out, presumably because it would make someone on their side look bad.

But many people – well over 170,000 as of Tuesday – contend it shouldn’t go on.

The petition by TFP Student Action, which will hold a prayer meeting at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Oklahoma City prior to the protest at city hall, is directed to Civic Center Music Hall official Stephen Sharpe, Mayor Mick Cornett and Fallin. It states: “With my whole heart and soul, I express full, complete and vehement rejection of the satanic ‘Black Mass’ scheduled at the Oklahoma City Civic Center on September 21, 2014. I urge you to cancel this event which offends 1 billion Catholics worldwide, 200,000 Catholics in Oklahoma and countless more God-loving Americans. Sacrilege is simply NOT free speech.” It has some 80,000 signatures.

A second and separate petition to city officials, at CitizenGo.org, already has collected 88,784 signatures.

It states: “We write you in order to voice opposition to the Black Mass scheduled to take place Sept. 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center. A Black Mass is intended as an attack on another religious group, namely Catholics. The ceremony revolves around the desecration of the Eucharist, which requires that a Host be stolen from a Catholic church. The organizer of the event admitted to stealing a consecrated Host. Although he has now returned the stolen Host, after facing a lawsuit on behalf of the archdiocese, it is clear that his intention to defile stolen property in a government facility should raise questions of basic appropriateness. While the Constitution protects freedom of expression, it does not protect stealing property from others and desecrating it. We implore you to take a stand in favor of public decency by canceling the Black Mass.”

I’m sure these same people rage about blasphemy laws in Muslim countries, but what is the difference? Muslim nations outlaw speech that is viewed as sacrilegious to Islam and these people want to outlaw speech that is viewed as sacrilegious to Christianity. It’s the exact same thing.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017276335 Strewth

    “Sacrilege is not free speech”. Arr, but it be so, me young lad. Your tears be of no consequence, though I may sail me ship on yon salted sea of grief.

  • raven

    “It is shocking and disgusting that a group of New York City ‘satanists’ would travel all the way to Oklahoma to peddle their filth here.

    Fallin doesn’t sound too bright.

    1. Or she deliberately tossed “New York City” into her rambling. I suppose in Oklahoma, New York City synonymous with big city Yankees or some terrible place full of people with high school diplomas tossing down double expressos instead of Lone Star beer.

    2. She also left out the magic words, “outside agitators”.

  • Trebuchet

    @1: I see what you did there, on this date.

  • raven

    Tens of Thousands Demand Cancelation of Black Mass in OKC

    I don’t see why. This makes no sense whatsoever.

    1. In xian mythology, their pantheon of god, jesus, Holy Spook, Mary Mother of god, the Angels, the Saints, have between them almost all of the universe’s supernatural powers. Enough magic to send satan packing in a New York second.

    They however, don’t seem very confident in this. It’s almost like, they don’t really believe any of this.

    2. I’m sure Thor would send satan running without even having to grab his hammer, Molinar. After millennia of battling Frost Giants, a fallen angel would be no big deal.

    3. If they ask nicely, I might even let them borrow my cat. She has as much supernatural magical power as all the xian’s gods put together. (It’s zero but 0 times X = 0)

  • otrame

    (thanks, Strewth, for reminding me)

    Aargghhh, mateys, many down south types don’t like New York City because thesouthwillriseagain.

    Pretty funny, since New York was the most pro-confederacy not on the Mason-Dixon.

  • dhall

    Think of all the free publicity the organizers of the event have gotten by all of this hysterical nonsense. No wonder it sold out.

  • Artor

    It may be protected by the First Amendment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t condemn it in the strongest terms possible for the moral outrage which it is.

    Sure, that’s true, but you, as Governor, should not be the one doing that, you ignorant, theocratic oaf!

  • eric

    Sacrilege is simply NOT free speech

    You only say that because you think you’ll get to decide what counts as sacrilege. But you won’t – it it is not protected by the first amendment, it will be government officials who decide what counts as sacriligeous and what doesn’t. The evil muslim atheist socialist Obama administration, to be specific. With that thought in mind, do you still want it not protected by the first amendment?

  • abb3w

    Looking through the relevant-seeming case law makes me a bit nervous. Sure, there’s the Free Exercise and Antiestablishmentarian clauses of the First Amendment, and cases like Maryland v West (in that state’s court). Contrariwise, it doesn’t seem that the SCOTUS has addressed the point directly; their most central case addressing speech limits generally — Chaplinsky v NH — noted “the profane” among the exceptions “which by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace“, and NY v Ferber mentions in passing that most of the states had such statutes. Given the conservative lean of the current SCOTUS bench and Ginsburg’s frail-seeming health, I don’t like the prospects.

    Nohow, since the return of the cracker (which up to that point had cute implications vis-a-vis Stambovsky v Ackley), the legalities here are less exciting.

  • raven

    noted “the profane” among the exceptions “which by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace“,

    Can’t see that this would be a problem.

    1. Everyone has the option of just not looking. In fact, you have to pay to get into this Black Mass. Any injuries to the xians would be invisible. Any injuries to the xian gods should be impossible.

    2. Unless the xians start a riot or launch an attack of some sort, there won’t be an immediate breach of the peace.

    This is unlikely but certainly the chances aren’t zero. We will have to wait and see.

  • bushrat

    I want to go troll the WND articles comments section so badly right now.

  • cag

    “This ‘Black Mass’ is a disgusting mockery of the Catholic faith,

    There appears to be a transposition in the above quote. It should read ” “This ‘Catholic faith’ is a disgusting mockery of the Black Mass,

  • corporal klinger

    Let me see if I got this right:

    A black mass where paying, consenting adults make use of their constitutional rights is an attack on “public decency”

    But, raping children and covering the rapists, victim shaming and blaming, obstruction of justice, forced labour in homes for “fallen women”, kidnapping and forced adoption, second and first degree murder, collaboration with fascists, undermining education and general brainwashery etc.etc , is not!

    Fuck you, religious and get some brains and education

  • davidworthington

    “This ‘Black Mass’ is a disgusting mockery of the Catholic faith, and it should be equally repellent to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.”

    And yet catholics, protestants, and many who claim religion do exactly this every week when they gather and mock native american rituals and religious practice via chant, costuming, and “mascotting.”

  • John Pieret

    Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley:

    In spite of an overwhelming outcry of alarm from around the world, our city leaders will allow this outrage to take place in a publicly supported facility. They will not accede to the reasonable requests of local citizens to stop this outright mockery of the Catholic mass nor the reasonable concerns of so many that this satanic ritual invokes powers of evil and invites them into our community,

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/oklahoma-christians-in-final-push-against-satanic-black-mass-archbishop-warns-demonic-activity-evil-forces-are-very-real-126674/

    It wasn’t all that long ago that there was overwhelming outcry of alarm about Catholics in this country. A lot of Americans would have thought it would be a reasonable request that all Catholics get out of town or even the nation as a whole. That’s why we have that 1st Amendment thingy.

    As for your “reasonable” concerns about powers of evil being invited into your community … you keep using that word …

  • raven

    As for your “reasonable” concerns about powers of evil being invited into your community … you keep using that word …

    Yeah, I don’t get it.

    Archbishop Coakley is a high up, powerful wizard of the largest xian sect, the RCC.

    You would think with his magical powers, the magical powers of the other priests, the Pope, and 1 billion Catholics, that he could send all that evil back where it came from along with satan and his minions.

    After all, what are they getting paid for anyway? It’s their job!!!

    Besides which, it always works on TV, in the novels, and in the movies.

    I’m getting the distinct impression here that they don’t really believe in their own magical superpowers. Sigh. Anyone know where Buffy the vampire slayer is these days?

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    Sacrilege is simply NOT free speech

    Yes it is. Also, I deny the holy spirit, and Jesus is working for Satan and/or is Satan, or something. (Gotta cover my bases on what “denying the holy spirit” means.)

    it does not protect stealing property from others and desecrating it

    Stealing, no. Desecrating, yes.

  • jnorris

    Does anyone in Oklahoma City know of a web cam of the civic center? Will anyone be there outside with a video camera taping the demons exploding from the building to destroy all of western civilization? Please.

  • coragyps

    I think that there is a pretty high probability of violence against the Angra Menuians , or whatever they are. And I would be very unsurprised if the OKC police were a little slow in getting over there to stop the, er, disturbance.

  • anubisprime

    The stench of gut watering insecurity and a severe lack of self confidence in their own supernatural sky fairy wafts by….

  • howardhershey

    I disagree that the Worldnutdaily didn’t report the error because it would make the Governor look bad. They likely did it because they never fact-check such sources. It is part of their journalistic ethic.

  • chirez

    Perhaps my brain grabs numbers too easily, but am I right in thinking that they say 80k people signed one petition, and 88k people signed another petition, which means over 170k people object?

    Perhaps those numbers don’t combine that way, but… are they really assuming that nobody signed both?