Dana Hertneky, News 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was a controversial event last Halloween, now News 9 has learned a Satanic church has plans to hold another ritual at the Oklahoma City Civic Center.
The next ritual is scheduled for November 18. A city spokesperson said because of the First Amendment, they can't discriminate who gets use of the building.
Still, the man who planned last year's event said he is not involved this year.
Adam Daniels said even though he organized last year's event at the Civic Center, he dissolved the church before the ritual after a falling out with another church leader: James Hale. Hale went ahead with the ritual without him.
At the time, Hale told News 9 Daniels was kicked out of the church because Daniels was a registered sex offender. Daniels explains it as a consensual relationship while he was a sergeant at Mable Basset Correctional Center.
"An inappropriate relationship built up between me and a female prisoner, there was kissing and touching one night, she turned it over to IA, I cooperated with IA," said Daniels during an interview on Monday.
Daniels said he is now focusing his efforts on building a church in Dallas. And this Halloween he will hold a public event there. He said he also has other public events planned in Oklahoma City.
Daniels and his wife believe Hale is organizing the event here at the Oklahoma Civic Center.
"I don't have much to say about that, "said Kelsey Daniels, Adam's wife. "He knows the rules as far publicity what he has to do."
James Hale, who is organizing this year's ritual at the Civic center, said after the fiasco it turned into last year, they are trying to keep this year's event to the occult community.
Daniels said his church has about 50 members here in Oklahoma City and in Dallas.