Subject: Onan Salutes Rival Cultist, Now in Hell
From: email@example.com (P. O. Box 2321)
Date: 12 Nov 1997 19:04:15 GMT
Y'all observe a moment of silence or noise, depending, for our recently
fallen rival cult leader Dr. Anton LaVey. He was a bad man who did bad
things, and for that we give thanks.
HAIL SATAN! HAIL ANTON! HAIL YEAH!
Reuters New Media
Monday November 10 10:55 AM EST
'Black Pope' of Satanic Church dies
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Anton Szandor LaVey, the former lion trainer
who became the "Black Pope" of the Church of Satan, died recently aged
67, his daughter said.
"He said his epitaph should be ...'I only regret the times that I was
too nice,"' Karla LaVey, a self-described Satanic high priestess, told
a news conference Friday.
LaVey, the goateed occultist who played Satan in Roman Polanksi's 1968
film "Rosemary's Baby" and wrote the "Satanic Bible," died of
pulmonary edema brought on by a heart attack.
Family members said LaVey died on Oct. 29, but for some reason his
death certificate lists him as having died on Oct. 31 -- Halloween.
Deepening the mystery, the family said they kept his death secret for
a week in order not to distract his followers over their most
important holiday season.
"We knew that our members would be very upset by this," said Karla.
In the small, black-painted Victorian house which served as LaVey's
home and church headquarters, Karla and LaVey's longtime companion
Blanche Barton, another church high priestess, vowed to continue with
"We will follow in his footsteps ... to keep the Church of Satan alive
and strong," said Karla, seated beside a life-size waxwork figure of
her father in the house's "Ritual Chamber", or parlor. "No one will
take his place," added Barton.
LaVey worked as a circus lion trainer, a crime photographer and
professional organist before founding his church in 1966. With his
shaven head and trademark black cape, he gained notoriety in 1967 when
he performed the very first Satanic wedding. ^REUTERS@
Rev. Dr. Onan Canobite, Hidalgo Trade Mission - SubGenius since 1982
P. O. Box 2321, Portland OR 97208-2321 USA - firstname.lastname@example.org