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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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation webzine and clothing alongside her husband Sean.


  1. Adrián Jiménez
    July 11, 2015 at 11:47 am — Reply

    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
      August 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm — Reply

      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.

  2. Adrián Jiménez
    July 11, 2015 at 11:43 am — Reply

    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.

  3. John Elwood Vukovich
    July 3, 2015 at 10:07 pm — Reply

    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?

  4. July 3, 2015 at 11:04 am — Reply

    Gabriel Rodriguez Hernandez

  5. July 3, 2015 at 7:59 am — Reply

    I ALWAYS dress to impress the devil!

  6. July 3, 2015 at 6:30 am — Reply

    HAIL 1!!

  7. July 3, 2015 at 6:11 am — Reply

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

  8. Anonymous
    July 3, 2015 at 3:34 am — Reply

    Philthy Mccrum

  9. July 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm — Reply


  10. July 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm — Reply

    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.

  11. July 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm — Reply

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

  12. July 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Justin Francis

  13. July 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    is beautiful

  14. July 2, 2015 at 7:06 pm — Reply

    Paulo Cornejo

    • July 2, 2015 at 7:14 pm — Reply

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

  15. July 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm — Reply

    I wanna get like three full Marshall stacks and just rip into Dopesmoker by this thing

  16. July 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm — Reply

    Awesome !

  17. July 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm — Reply


  18. July 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    Does he even lift?

  19. July 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm — Reply

    Haha its in Detroit the worst city in the usa

  20. July 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    But what about robocop?

  21. July 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Hail Satan!

  22. July 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    Dagfinn S. Bjelland

  23. July 2, 2015 at 10:42 am — Reply

    Stephen Barela what??!! Crazy dude.

  24. July 2, 2015 at 10:34 am — Reply

    Pathetic disgrace to the true lord Jesus.

  25. July 2, 2015 at 10:18 am — Reply

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

  26. Gabmol
    July 2, 2015 at 10:09 am — Reply

    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?

  27. July 2, 2015 at 9:12 am — Reply

    does this actually make any sense?

  28. July 2, 2015 at 8:45 am — Reply

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

  29. July 2, 2015 at 8:37 am — Reply

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

  30. July 2, 2015 at 8:32 am — Reply

    Billy Wells

  31. July 2, 2015 at 8:31 am — Reply

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

  32. July 2, 2015 at 8:11 am — Reply

    Religious people are stupid

  33. July 2, 2015 at 7:15 am — Reply

    Starlyng Carpio

    • July 2, 2015 at 7:18 am — Reply

      Brutal!!!! espero poder visitarlo algun dia jejejejeje

  34. July 2, 2015 at 7:14 am — Reply

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

  35. July 2, 2015 at 7:08 am — Reply

    No wonder Detroit is a big ol heap of crap

    • July 2, 2015 at 11:14 pm — Reply

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

  36. July 2, 2015 at 7:05 am — Reply

    Ooo… black boy/white girl. How controversatile.

  37. July 2, 2015 at 7:03 am — Reply

    Looks evil and pretty cool and kind of unnecessary

  38. July 2, 2015 at 6:41 am — Reply


  39. July 2, 2015 at 6:14 am — Reply

    Horribly designed statue

  40. July 2, 2015 at 5:37 am — Reply

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

    • July 2, 2015 at 3:03 pm — Reply

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

    • July 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm — Reply

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

  41. July 2, 2015 at 5:30 am — Reply

    Kirstie McCarty are you going to be there?

  42. July 2, 2015 at 5:23 am — Reply

    When do we get a Cthulhu statue?!?!?

  43. July 2, 2015 at 1:23 am — Reply

    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

    • July 2, 2015 at 1:39 am — Reply

      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.

    • July 2, 2015 at 8:12 am — Reply


    • July 2, 2015 at 10:52 am — Reply

      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

  44. July 2, 2015 at 1:19 am — Reply

    Just like god

  45. July 2, 2015 at 1:19 am — Reply

    The devil is a myth!!

  46. July 2, 2015 at 1:18 am — Reply

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

  47. July 2, 2015 at 1:16 am — Reply

    Satanic or Pagan ?

    • July 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm — Reply

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

  48. July 2, 2015 at 12:39 am — Reply


  49. July 2, 2015 at 12:32 am — Reply

    Yannik Vargar

  50. July 2, 2015 at 12:10 am — Reply

    Michael Goku Strife

  51. July 2, 2015 at 12:04 am — Reply

    and why does it not have tits? kinda takes the symbolism out Baphomet..

    • July 2, 2015 at 12:46 am — Reply

      He likes To feel the pump!

    • July 2, 2015 at 8:08 am — Reply

      Yeah but now straight girls can fantasize about him too 😀

    • July 2, 2015 at 10:11 am — Reply

      It fits their agenda perfectly, actually. They claim to be Satanists but removed everything that’s offensive or related to the Left Hand Path. Their tenants are straight up liberal Secular Humanism dressed up as”Satanic” in order to make a legal “there goes the neighborhood” argument.

    • July 2, 2015 at 10:50 am — Reply

      Well Baphomet is supposed to represent entirety/duality.. Both man and woman, bith good and evil…

    • July 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm — Reply

      It’s a false Bapomet

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