Oklahoma Governor called out for mixing up Satanic organizations

Gov. Mary Fallin

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OKLAHOMA CITY – In a statement released on Monday, Governor Mary Fallin condemned the Satanic Temple of New York City, falsely accusing them of organizing the satanic Black Mass scheduled to be held next month in Oklahoma City. Now the Satanic Temple is demanding an apology.

“This ‘Black Mass’ is a disgusting mockery of the Catholic faith, and it should be equally repellent to Catholics and non-Catholics alike,” said Fallin. “It may be protected by the First Amendment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t condemn it in the strongest terms possible for the moral outrage which it is. It is shocking and disgusting that a group of New York City ‘satanists’ would travel all the way to Oklahoma to peddle their filth here. I pray they realize how hurtful their actions are and cancel this event.”

But according to the Satanic Temple’s spokesperson, Lucien Greaves, they are not responsible for the event.

“We have nothing to do with this event whatsoever. For the Governor to display such a complete failure of due diligence, to the point of erroneously focusing public ire on us, is unconscionable. We’re disgusted. We have sown a great deal of good will in Oklahoma and this seems to be a deliberate attempt to undermine that. I feel the Governor owes our organization an apology,” said Greaves.

In face, Greaves says the Satanic Temple does not endorse the Oklahoma Black Mass.

“It’s not a matter of what they’re doing, it’s a matter of who’s doing it,” Greaves explains. “If it were just some people inspired to do a Black Mass, we’d be all for it. As it turns out, however, we are aware of the event’s organizers and don’t think them to be acting responsibly.”

Satanist Adam Daniels of Oklahoma City is one of the organizers of the Oklahoma City Black Mass.

The Satanic Temple is the organization currently working to get a Satanic monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol.



More Local

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC Bureau

In Your Corner

More In Your Corner

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Latest News

More News


KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter