The event, open to prepaid ticket holders only, is advertised as the largest public satanic ceremony in history.
According to the Satanic Temple, the 1-ton, nearly 9-foot-tall bronze idol will be unveiled only in Detroit. Ultimately, the group hopes to have it placed permanently next to a sculpture of the Ten Commandments monument now in place near a state courthouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or outside Arkansas’ Statehouse in Little Rock, where a Ten Commandments monument also is planned.
The Satanic Temple’s co-founder, Lucien Greaves, has said the Baphomet statue will not remain in Detroit.
Detroit, however, was selected for the unveiling because the Satanic Temple in the city has a “strong congregation,” Greaves said. “We just have a good community over there.””