Satanic Temple unveils controversial Baphomet sculpture to cheers of ‘Hail Satan’ – Americas – World – The Independent

(Last Updated On: July 27, 2015)

RJ Womack Comment: Well, I’m glad to see that the Satanic Temple managed to pull off the unveiling without any major problems.

Satanic Temple unveils controversial Baphomet sculpture to cheers of ‘Hail Satan’

Hundreds gathered at unveiling of one-tonne statue, which has sparked protests from Christians
david trayner

Sunday 26 July 2015


A Satanic organisation have unveiled a controversial 9ft statue in Detroit – following an attempt to have it installed near a 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma.

The Satanic Temple unveiled the bronze Baphomet sculpture just before midnight to cheers of: “Hail Satan.”

Hundreds attended the display, with many supporters posing for photos with the statue, which has a human body, goat’s head and wings.

Statues of a boy and a girl in poses of adoration stand on either side.

But the unveiling sparked protests from Christians, with one pastor branding it a ‘welcome home party for evil’.

The group unsuccessfully applied to have the statue placed near a monument to the 10 Commandments installed on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds in 2012.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently ruled the Biblical memorial violates a section of the state constitution that bans the use of state property for the benefit of a religion.
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Jex Blackmore, director of the Satanic Temple Detroit chapter, said temple members now plan to transport the sculpture to Arkansas, where earlier this year the governor signed a bill authorising another 10 Commandments monument, Reuters reported.

The location of the one-tonne Baphomet statue was kept secret until the last minute to avoid planned demonstrations against the unveiling.

It was revealed at an industrial building near the Detroit River just before 11.30pm yesterday.

About 50 Christians prayed for the city and denounced the monument outside a business where the Satanic Temple previously tried to display the statue.

Reverend Dave Bullock, a pastor at Greater St Matthew Baptist Church, Michigan, said: “The last thing we need in Detroit is having a welcome home party for evil

via Satanic Temple unveils controversial Baphomet sculpture to cheers of 'Hail Satan' – Americas – World – The Independent.

5 comments for “Satanic Temple unveils controversial Baphomet sculpture to cheers of ‘Hail Satan’ – Americas – World – The Independent

  1. July 27, 2015 at 8:30 am

    The Satanic Temple has created a beautiful statue, and organized a successful event. Well done to them.

  2. August 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    From what I’ve read about the Satanic Temple, their philosophy isn’t aligned with what actual Satanists believe (whether it’s Church of Satan, Temple of Set, or individual theistic Satanists). I’m still glad there’s a beautiful statue of Baphomet up though.

  3. Renie
    January 30, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    But why? Is it just like a push against God and all forms of authority? Is that the draw of satanism?

    • February 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      I don’t think they’re protesting against authority in general. I think they’re protesting against Christianity specifically. If you think about it, it’s only the Abrahamic religious traditions that try to impose their beliefs and morality on other people. Non-Christians typically don’t have any interest in actively converting others to their beliefs.

      The uptick in satanic activity is a response to years of having Christianity forced down our throats.

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