OKLAHOMA CITY (Worthy News)– Satan worshippers are planning to stage a"black mass" next month in Oklahoma City, prompting outrage from the leader of the city's 120,000 Catholics, who also condemns municipal officials for allowing the event to be held in a public venue, Fox News reported.
The event is being staged by the satanist group Dakhma of Angra Mainyu at the Oklahoma City Center Music Hall on Sept. 21. The group's leader is a registered sex offender.
Lawyers for Oklahoma City's municipal government say the occultists have a right to lease the public space under the First Amendment.
"I'm disappointed by their response," Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City told FoxNews.com Friday. "If someone had come to them to rent the Civic Center to stage a burning of the Koran or to hold an event that was blatantly and clearly anti-Semitic, I think they might find a way to prevent it.
"Not all speech is protected if there is hate speech and it is intended to ridicule another religion,” he said. “I don’t believe it is a free speech matter." — Source