Students looking for an objective talk about devil worship Wednesday night were surprised by Christian music and pamphlets about the dark side of Halloween.
Campus Missions International sponsored its seventh annual “Unveiling the Darkness,” a presentation on the evils of Satanism, Wicca and the occult that was held at the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium.
Fliers distributed around campus contained no mention of the Christian nature of the event.
A few hundred attendees watched a video called “Devil Worship: The Rise of Satanism” and listened to John Miller, a former occultist, speak about his experiences.
Tim King, a freshman management major, said he attended “Unveiling the Darkness” because he saw a flier that looked interesting. He didn’t know the event was put on by Campus Missions International.
Susana Rodriguez, a sophomore theater arts major, left soon after the speech began.
“I thought it would be an informational talk on Wicca,” she said. “I don’t want to come here to listen to someone bash another religion.”