Satanic Temple Unveils Baphomet Statue in Detroit

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( — July 27, 2015) — Detroit Mic. – When the medieval order of the Knights Templar was suppressed by King Philip IV of France, on Friday October 13, 1307, Philip had many French Templars arrested overnight, and then tortured into confessions, they were Satan worshipers. The action destroyed the brotherhood of Templars and the world today considers Friday the 13th as a bad luck day.

One of the crucial accusations against Templars was worshiping the Baphomet, a satanic figure that was revealed recently in Detroit.

After the one-ton goat-headed statue was finally exposed followed by “Hail Satan” cheering of the worshipers, dozens of protesters gathered saying ‘Satan has no place in Detroit,’ or in any other city in America.

Media reported the Satanic Temple kept in the secrecy the location of the unveiling. Only a small group of distinguished worshippers were informed. The secrecy was due to threats the group received routinely, saying that, if raised, the statue would be demolished.

On Saturday, about a hundred people reportedly gathered across the street from Bert’s Marketplace, where the Satanic Temple had originally planned to unveil the statue.

“The last thing we need in Detroit is having a welcome home party for evil,” Reverend Dave Bullock, a pastor at Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in Highland Park, Michigan told Reuters.

Bishop Corletta Vaughn of the Holy Ghost Cathedral in Detroit told the Free Press at Saturday’s protest that he “will not turn over our city to Satanists,” adding that this unveiling will not happen in the City of Detroit on his watch.

“Satan has no place in this city, or any other city,” another protestor, James Bluford of Rochester Hills, added.

Since 1856, the name Baphomet has been associated with a “Sabbatic Goat” image, drawn by Eliphas Levi, author of the Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual in 1896. The drawing of the occult idol allegedly contains binary elements representing the “sum total of the universe.”

The Satanic Temple activists claim that they have every right to “complement and contrast the Ten Commandments monument that already resides on Oklahoma State Capitol grounds.” That is why originally the place satanic worshipers selected to erect the statue was beside the Ten Commandments. However, earlier this month the state Supreme Court there ruled that the statue must be removed because a government property cannot be used to show support for any religion.