Sep 19, 2014
Dear Mayor Mike Cornett,
I earned my Ph.D. in moral theology from The Catholic University of America in 2010.
The news of the proposed “black mass” to be held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center on September 21 is deeply disturbing to me as a theologian, as a practicing Catholic, as an American—and most especially, as a mother. I beg you to do all in your power cancel it, and I ask you to consider this parallel.
Would it be appropriate to make civic facilities available for a play put on by a group of pedophiles aimed at promoting and glorifying molesting and abusing children? Now, of course, no laws would be broken—no actual children would be on stage to be urinated on or abused sexually or physically. But the actors might simulate degrading or abusive acts on a doll which would represent the children that the pedophile group likes to harm in this way.