Group Unveils 8 Foot High Statue Of Satan In Muslim Majority Detroit

A group unveiled an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that was billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.”

“…but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Luke 25:53 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is no coincidence that Detroit, the American city with one of the largest Muslim populations, is now also home to the largest monument dedicated to Satan. I think the two go together quite nicely. 

DETROIT – Last night the Satanic Temple Saturday’s private event was open only to people with tickets, which sold for $25 each. Invitations to “The Unveiling” summoned guests to prepare for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery… Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.” The event location was not announced publicly and was known only to those with tickets.

The Satanic Temple is set to unveil its Baphomet monument in Detroit. (Credit: The Satanic Temple/Facebook)

The group said the bronze Baphomet monument, which weighs about one ton and has never been seen before in public, “is not only an unparalleled artistic triumph, but stands as a testament to plurality and the power of collective action.” The statue, which backed by an inverted pentagram and flanked by statues of two young children gazing up at the creature, shows Satan with horns, hooves, wings and a beard.

The group went on to say the unveiling event “will serve as a call-to-arms from which we’ll kick off our largest fight to date in the name of individual rights to free exercise against self-serving theocrats.”

Photography was strictly prohibited at the 18-and-older event unless, of course, you’re a $75 VIP ticket holder. Those partygoers will have an exclusive opportunity to be photographed seated on the Baphomet monument.

UPDATE: The statue was revealed in what appears to be unusual circumstances.

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that’s being billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.”

The Satanic Temple has said Saturday’s private event will be open only to people with tickets, $25 each. Invitations to “The Unveiling” summoned guests to prepare for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery… Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.” The event location is not being announced publicly and is known only to those with tickets.

The Satanic Temple is set to unveil its Baphomet monument in Detroit.

The Satanic Temple is set to unveil its Baphomet monument in Detroit.

The group said the bronze Baphomet monument, which weighs about one ton and has never been seen before in public, “is not only an unparalleled artistic triumph, but stands as a testament to plurality and the power of collective action.” The statue, which backed by an inverted pentagram and flanked by statues of two young children gazing up at the creature, shows Satan with horns, hooves, wings and a beard.

The group went on to say the unveiling event “will serve as a call-to-arms from which we’ll kick off our largest fight to date in the name of individual rights to free exercise against self-serving theocrats.”

Photography is strictly prohibited at the 18-and-older event unless, of course, you’re a $75 VIP ticket holder. Those party goers will have an exclusive opportunity to be photographed seated on the Baphomet monument.

The event originally was to take place at a Detroit restaurant, but the venue’s owner said he canceled it after learning of the statue’s unveiling and of the Satanic Temple’s involvement. The group said they were very transparent, though, signing the contract as the “Satanic Temple.”

“The church can benefit from this because we can view this as an opportunity to get at the truth in terms of what the Satanic Temple believes,” Sanders said. “I don’t think it’s anything we should be afraid of at all, we don’t need to cower in fear — we have the truth on our side as Christians.”

Sanders said that this satanic unveiling is indicative of the end times spoken of in the Bible.

The statue had been planned for the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until Oklahoma’s Supreme Court banned a monument of the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds.

Detroit was ultimately selected for the unveiling because The Satanic Temple in the city has a “strong congregation,” with more than 200 registered members.

The Satanic Temple says it advocates for the separation of church and state. It now wants to erect it outside Arkansas’ Statehouse where a Ten Commandments monument removal also is planned.

Update:

This past Saturday, a group unveiled an 8-foot-tall statue of the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet in Detroit.

The sold-out event, which sold tickets for $25, took place at an undisclosed industrial building downtown, drawing an estimated 700 people. The location was kept a secret because of the threat of religious protests.

“Guests were washed in red light shining down from the rafters at the venue as “dark punk” bands played and DJs performed from a stage located beneath a lighted, upside-down crucifix. Satanic Temple officials delivered speeches and a pair of shirtless men held candles on either side of the statue, prior to its unveiling,” according to FOX News.

Despite a no photography policy at the event, a six-second Vine has surfaced of the great unveiling.

It’s, uh, interesting to say the least.

Pearson transported a statue of St. Michael the Archangel in a pickup truck. Upon locating the unveiling, they lit up the statue in protest. They have lit up St. Michael to remind satan who tossed him from heaven!

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