Oklahoma Bishop Compares Black Mass to Burning the Koran

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City has appealed to “community standards” to cancel a “black mass” that is scheduled for September.

In a renewed
call for the city’s Civic Center Music Hall to cancel the Sept. 21 event, Archbishop Coakley said he was “astonished and grieved that the center would promote as entertainment and sell tickets for an event that is essentially a blasphemous and sacrilegious mockery of the Catholic Mass.”


As of today, there were 69 tickets left for sale for the event, which is scheduled to be performed in a 92-seat auditorium in the center.

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