The Satanic Temple Baphomet Statue Unveiling in Detroit

Religion is a big fucking deal in the US. Everyone from the President to your neighbor has their beliefs and wants to tell you about them…or shove them down your damned throat. And one religion looms large over the politics and culture of the country – Christianity. It has its bloody fingers in every pie imaginable, from pop culture to academia. Living there, I can’t tell you how many times I was asked what church I went to, only to see the person recoil in horror when I politely told them I didn’t go to church – and if I was with my daughter, even more so, because apparently brainwashing, segregation, obedience to hierarchy and closed-minded thinking are good for kids. So I am highly appreciative of the efforts of The Satanic Temple, whose chapters around the US work diligently to advocate for the separation of church and state, and also for the respect of any and all belief systems, even if your belief is that you don’t believe in any religion. They have been in a battle royal with Oklahoma over the Ten Commandments statue on the state capital lawn, arguing that it violates the principles of freedom of religion and going so far as to build a bad ass bronze Baphomet statue to install next to the Ten Commandments statue. Free Will come to life, right? Thus far, Oklahoma has said no, and The Satanic Temple is working on raising funds for a lawsuit against Oklahoma. But why deprive us of the glorious statue they have built, when we should all be enjoying it’s kick in the face to censorship? That’s why on July 25th, they will be unveiling the Baphomet statue in Detroit at a “dress to impress the devil” event at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre on 2739 Russell St. You can get a ticket here and show your support for freedom of the mind, not just of religion. According to The Satanic Temple, this will be “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery,” a “hedonistic celebration” where Baphomet will be unveiled for the first time in public, and William Morrison of Skinny Puppy will be DJing. Americans, rally around true freedom! Canadians, head down and help a brother out! 

 

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The Satanic Temple invites you to join us for a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery at The Unveiling, a hedonistic celebration introducing the controversial Baphomet monument accompanied by provocative performances and installations.

Never before seen in public, The Satanic Temple Baphomet monument is already the most controversial and politically charged contemporary work of art in the world. Weighing one ton and towering at nearly nine feet tall, the bronze statue is not only an unparalleled artistic triumph, but stands as a testament to plurality and the power of collective action. The 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.

Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.

Featuring DJ: William Morrison of Skinny Puppy/OhGr, and additional special guests to be announced.

Attendees are participants. 18+

Dress to impress the Devil

Photography is strictly prohibited.

VIP ticket holders will have an exclusive opportunity to be photographed seated on the Baphomet monument, and will receive a limited edition event poster which they can have autographed by Lucien Greaves.

 

 

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Adrián Jiménez
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Adrián Jiménez

Satan your god, is nothing compared to my God Jesus Christ. Satan your god is nothing compared to one son of God. You still can be saved because Jesus loves you, and satan your god can’t stop him from doing it.

SUPRA luca
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SUPRA luca

Jesus is not a god. Jehovah is the name of the christian god.
Jesus is just the trinity, plagiarized off the much older Trimurti, the Hindu trinity.

Adrián Jiménez
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Adrián Jiménez

Jesus will come back to destroy the deeds of the devil. There is hope people, Jesus gives you the salvation for free as a gift, you just have to accept him, and trust him.

John Elwood Vukovich
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John Elwood Vukovich

I’m confused… It’s the “largest fight to date in the name of individual rights to free exercise” but people MUST wear nice clothes so that they will look just like everybody else that will be attending, and they’re not allowed to photograph anything… But this is to celebrate freedom and individuality…? Explain please?

Andrés V. Armas
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Gabriel Rodriguez Hernandez

Daniel Santiago
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I ALWAYS dress to impress the devil!

Croak
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HAIL 1!!

Jamie Reynolds
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Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.. unless it involves flash photography.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Philthy Mccrum

Dimo Valchev
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BAPHOMETS ARE SYMBOLS OF MALE AND FEMALE ENERGY THAT IS WHY THEY ARE BOTH GENDERS.

Daniel Vysocky
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As a Christian/Spiritual Jew & quasi-stoic who believes in separation of church & state, I totally support this. Also as strict believer in Christ in his message as opposed to organizations bastardizing his message, this statue and turn of events is exactly as it should be. Why can’t other supposed Christians see it as self-fulfilling prophecy of mankind? Either way, I’m going to put on Black Sabbath’s “After Forever” due to this.

Derek/GodlessAngel
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that is one beautiful statue, i would love to have a smaller version in my home 🙂

Tony Varela
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Justin Francis

Angel Hanpa C S
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is beautiful

Ramón Ruiz
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Paulo Cornejo

Paulo Cornejo
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Jajaja está re buena, creo que la anotaré dentro de los lugares que tengo que visitar

Andrew Riz-Oss Babadookwell
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I wanna get like three full Marshall stacks and just rip into Dopesmoker by this thing

Craig Noble
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Awesome !

Joshua Rosevelt Norris Jr.
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Pan

Rina Vanity McCann
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Does he even lift?

Dakota Turner
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Haha its in Detroit the worst city in the usa

Monica Detweiler
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But what about robocop?

Chris Kirk
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Hail Satan!

Jarle Langåker
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Dagfinn S. Bjelland

Dagfinn S. Bjelland
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Lage ein tribute i mårå Jarle Langåker

Rosie Quintana
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Stephen Barela what??!! Crazy dude.

Jeremy Doxsey
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Pathetic disgrace to the true lord Jesus.

Robert X Lopez
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Lol

Rickey Russell
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My Christmas/Yule/Saturnalia holiday wish list has an 8″ replica of this statue on it!!!!!hint hint!

Gabmol
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Gabmol

I hope they make 8″ replicas so I can have one on my desk. Something is missing though: “..a winged humanoid goat with a pair of breasts and a torch on its head between its horns”. Where them breasts?

Rica The-Sick
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does this actually make any sense?

Jon Hoover
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Baphomet is going to be a meeting place for boy scouts. SCOUTS HONOR

Alexis Durgee
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only idiots still refer to these things as satanic. probably shouldn’t focus only on inflating your aesthetic.

Aspen Christine Mixon
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Billy Wells

Sam McVeigh
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This is blasphemy! The Flying Spaghetti Monster shall hear of this. All hail his noodly goodness.

Lee Feliciano Russell
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Religious people are stupid

Isa López
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Starlyng Carpio

Starlyng Carpio
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Brutal!!!! espero poder visitarlo algun dia jejejejeje

Jeff Reed
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This is retarded, the Baphomet has absolutely nothing to do with Satanism.

Kris Walters
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No wonder Detroit is a big ol heap of crap

Nikki Brogger
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Because they choose to respect other religions besides Christianity??? Not everyone buys into the bible believe it or not. Detroit is a great city.

Jeffery Beckman
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Ooo… black boy/white girl. How controversatile.

Eric Christopher Leffler
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Looks evil and pretty cool and kind of unnecessary

Alma Gentry
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beautiful

Scott Mckenzie
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Horribly designed statue

Kirsty Lloyd
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Catholics took the pagan God ‘pan’ and turned him into baphomet to condemn paganism as being the enemy of Christianity

Rina Vanity McCann
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The templar knights originally used him on their shields as a symbol of protection. And then it all went down hill

Dimo Valchev
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Don’t forget about the celtic god cernunnos as well!! 🙂

Michael Ribordy
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Kirstie McCarty are you going to be there?

Kirstie McCarty
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yes!!!

Michael Ribordy
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I hate you!!!

Michael Ribordy
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Send me pics please!!!???

Kirstie McCarty
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for sure!! 🙂

John A Bell
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When do we get a Cthulhu statue?!?!?

Miguel Mickey Casiano
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So why isn’t this statue holding his two fingers up on his left hand ? Left handed blessings was that of the devil as a mockery of the right hand of Jesus

Cruz Nicholas
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I think it’s because they took it into account, and as a message of acceptance, have refrained from openly mocking a group that totally deserves it. Then again, I don’t know the artist, so I don’t know the truth.

Lee Feliciano Russell
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Idiots

Jon Kropiwiec
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Because Baphomets not really a satanic symbol. Its right hand is up and left hand is down to represent both God and Satan both good and evil. duality

Rob Rmz
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Just like god

Rob Rmz
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The devil is a myth!!

Jon Kropiwiec
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pretty sure the satanic temple knows that..

Rob Rmz
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Lol

Mindi Bee
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That has to be one of the most beautiful statues in modern times! m/

Jay Weisencracka Newhart
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Satanic or Pagan ?

Rina Vanity McCann
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Baphomet is satanic. Pan is pagan. There are mild differences between their appearances and symbolism

Roy Suplex
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beste

Marcel Scherreiks
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Yannik Vargar

Mitch Carli
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Michael Goku Strife