Thursday, June 12, 2014
Satanic "Black Mass" Stirs Controversy at Harvard
Salon had a good commentary a few weeks ago on the controversy that erupted when the Satanic Temple, a national organization, planned to perform a historical re-enactment of a "Black Mass" to one of Harvard Extension School's student clubs. According to organizers, the event was intended to include an educational lecture on historical views on Satanism and the intentional use of blasphemy to resist dominant religions. After a public outcry that included condemnation by Harvard's president and protests by Catholic organizations, the event was moved off-campus due to concerns that the venue could not hold everyone who planned to attend.