Manson countered local protests against the show by saying he'll "balance" it with Bible readings - "so we can examine the virtues of wonderful 'Christian' stories of disease, murder, adultery, suicide and child sacrifice. Now that seems like entertainment to me," said Manson in a statement posted on his Web site.
Citizens for Peace and Respect, led by a local youth pastor and supported by 21 churches, teens and a few families of Columbine victims, had asked that Manson cancel his appearance in Ozzfest at Mile High Stadium. According to the Denver Post, two death threats were e-mailed to the youth pastor this week, prompting a police report.
Teens in the area plan to rally against Manson on June 20, have constructed www.nonmanson.com and have walked in protest at the state capitol to raise awareness among lawmakers.