By Jacqueline Sit, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Satanist group that planned to have a mock exorcism at the Civic Center downtown is now deeply divided after one of the founders was expelled from the church because he's a registered sex offender.
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"The show will go on," said James Hale, co-founder of the Church of the IV Majesties. "The former Dark Overlord made up his name and when I did a search on his real name, I found out he's a sex offender. We Satanists don't deal with sex offenders."
The former Dark Overlord,who went by an alias Adam Smith but was identified by Hale as Adam Daniels, called the city's office to cancel the event on Tuesday, according to a city official.
Hale said Daniels, who is also the web master for The Church of the IV Majesties, stated on the group's website, "The Church of the IV Majesties has been dissolved and the show has been canceled."
"He's trying to ruin everything for everybody. We're not going to let that happen, you know," Hale said.
But since the leasing contract for the event wasn't signed by Daniels, Hale has confirmed the satanic event will continue as scheduled on October 21. However, Hale said it may be postponed if there isn't enough funding for the exorcism.
Court records show Daniels is a registered sex offender in Oklahoma. His offense was sexual battery of a person over the age of 16, committed in Pottawatomie County.
Daniels has satanic tattoos all over his body, according to the Department of Corrections.
Daniels could not be reached for comment.