My native Oklahoma is a conservative state, and yet the city manager of Oklahoma City has allowed renting out part of the Civic Center for a Satanic Black Mass. Unlike the kerfluffle at Harvard (see here and here), the group putting on this event has reportedly acquired a consecrated host, which they will then publicly desecrate.
Now the group has insisted that it will not break any laws. That would presumably rule out the normal Black Mass practices involving urine, excrement, semen, and the ritual abuse of a naked woman. So instead of being a “traditional” Satanic liturgy, I guess this it will be a “contemporary service.” But they will do something nasty to the Body of Christ.* And if the city manager will hold them to their promise not to break any laws, what about Oklahoma’s blasphemy law? [Read more…]