Think of the person you love most on the entire planet.
Now imagine that person is dead, and your favorite picture of them is sitting on your side dresser in honor of their memory.
One morning you wake up and that picture, the only copy of that picture you have, was stolen, even while you slept right next to it.
Except, you find that picture on your kitchen floor torn, covered in blood, with little pieces burned up, and terrible, offensive phrases written over and covering what’s left.
This is the closest I can get to a metaphor to explain what happens at a Black Mass to the non-religious… and it doesn’t even begin to compare. Religious issues aside, for a Black Mass to be held, property of the Catholic Church has to be stolen. That property is then destroyed and desecrated, making it non-returnable, among other things. It is also a very intentional, personal, direct offense to believers, scheduled purposefully on a feast day, and designed to mock everything they hold dear. To put the cherry on top, the event is being hosted by a registered sex offender, who will profit from the event.
Please consider signing this petition to stop the Black Mass that is scheduled to occur in a public place on 8-15-16… if for no other reason, just to stand for lawfulness and human decency.