Satanic statue unveiled in Detroit

DETROIT – A controversial Baphomet monument was unveiled Saturday night in Detroit.

The Satanic Temple unveiled the bronze goat-headed statue at a location on Joseph Campau Avenue.

Hundreds of people turned up for the event, supporters and protestors, at the first location on Grand River Avenue.

The statue cost more than $100,000, weighs one ton and is nearly 9 feet tall.

The location of the unveiling was kept secret and given via email to ticket holders hours before the event.  Tickets were pre-sale only.

The monument was intended to be located next to a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma City until Oklahoma's Supreme Court banned religious displays on Capitol grounds, including the Ten Commandments monument.

The statue may stand outside Arkansas' Statehouse in Little Rock where a Ten Commandments monument is planned to be built.

The Satanic Temple said the statue is symbol for what they advocate, the separation of church and state.


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