Satan Unveiled in Detroit

This is certainly emblematic of the times. On Saturday night a bronze statue of Satan was unveiled in the recently great city of Detroit:

The Satanic Temple unveiled the one-ton statue at an industrial building near the Detroit River just before 11:30 p.m. local time as supporters cheered, “Hail Satan.” Some of the hundreds in attendance rushed to pose for photos.

The statue of a winged Baphomet with a human body and a goat’s head resembled a design the group previously released. Statues of a boy and a girl stood in poses of adoration on either side.

The intended purpose of the statue is appropriately devilish — to eradicate the last traces of our Christian heritage from public life.

Jex Blackmore, director of the Satanic Temple Detroit chapter, said temple members planned to transport the sculpture to Arkansas, where earlier this year the governor signed a bill authorizing a 10 Commandments monument on the State Capitol’s grounds.

The Temple had unsuccessfully applied to have the statue placed near a 10 Commandments monument installed in 2012 on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently ruled the 10 Commandments monument violates a section of the state constitution that bans the use of state property for the benefit of a religion.

The idea is to present a statue of Satan as equivalent to the Ten Commandments; if you have one, you have to take the other. For now there is no need for the statue in Oklahoma, since the Devil is already prevailing through the courts.

An appropriate god for godless times.

On tips from Rob E, Muddypaw, and Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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