Six hundred people gathered on Saturday to see the private unveiling of the nine foot, 2,000 pound statute of a goat headed idol named Baphomet.
But, it wasn’t completely private – it was captured on video, watch below.
The unveiling was handled by two topless presenters who shared a romantic embrace as part of the ceremony.
It was dubbed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history”; taking place in Detroit - a city that has the largest and oldest Chapter of a national Satanist organisation.
The Chapter’s founder Jex Blackmore told ABC News that “the Baphomet is both beast and man, male and female, one hand is pointed toward the sky, the other to the ground… it’s representative of the dualities of our nature.”
The statute cost more than $100,000 to create, but it will not be staying in Detroit.
According to Detroit News, the Satanic Temple hopes to have the statue placed permanently next to a Ten Commandments monument near a state courthouse in Oklahoma City, or outside Arkansas’ Statehouse in Little Rock where a Ten Commandments monument is also planned.Reuse content