Oklahoma Archbishop files lawsuit to stop "Black Mass"
By Jay Dillon
The Archbishop in Oklahoma City has filed a lawsuit to halt the "desecration of a stolen Eucharistic host" during the planned "Black Mass" at a theater at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall.Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Oklahoma County saying the consecrated Host was obtained illicitly from a Catholic church and will be "desecrated in the vilest ways imaginable as an offering in sacrifice to Satan."Click here to read the lawsuit filed in court.Coakley has spoken against the "Black Mass" since early July, calling it "a direct perversion of Catholic worship". Civic center spokesperson Jennifer McClintock told Fox 25 in July that this is the fourth year the group has held an event at the venue. The only difference is that the box office is selling the tickets online this year, which she thinks has led to the controversy. "We are a city entity, our facility is operated by the city of Oklahoma and we work under the advisement of our municipal counselor's office and in that regard we have to maintain a stance of neutrality," says McClintock.
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