Have you heard about this? Probably not. The participants are purposely mocking Christianity and the Catholic Church in particular, and the media is mum. When an obscure Florida Protestant pastor decided to mock Islam by burning the Qu'ran, the world was up in arms ( sometimes literally). When an Oklahoma satanist mocks Christianity...crickets.
If this were a legitimate religious practice of those who worship Lucifer, I would defend their legal right to be idiots even while I was disgusted by their behavior. It is not. James Hale, the Church of the IV Majesties' lord and high master, admits that it is a sham saying, "It's just a blasphemy ritual poking fun at the Catholic ritual.”
He has also stated that his purpose is to inflame hatred and drive Christians to violence in an effort to discredit religion. "We know Christians can be violent. They shot at (Anton) Lavoy (founder of the Church of Satan). They shot at me in Yukon, but we have the utmost confidence that the Oklahoma City Police Department will do their job.” Of course, he also said the obligatory, "We're not looking to start trouble or anything."
Somehow I have a hard time believing anything said by the minister of a religion based upon worshiping the Father of Lies. I think violence, controversy, and trouble are exactly what he has in mind. I think it is no coincidence that Satan's followers are throwing down in a part of the country which is so vocally Christian. Satan is testing us to see if we are who we declare ourselves to be. Will we meet his challenge?
I called the Oklahoma City Council ( 405-297-3884 ) to voice and objection to this blatant mockery of my faith. I also called the Director of Parks and Recreation ( 405-297-3882 )to ask her to cancel this event. I placed my final call to the Civic Center Music Hall (405-297-2264 )
I'm done protesting, now I am simply praying for us all. God help a country which allows the mockery of God and His Church. Please join me in a day of prayer and fasting on October 21st begging for God's mercy upon our country and our city.