A controversial monument was unveiled by the Satanic Temple in Detroit on Saturday night.

The eight-foot tall bronze statue, which features a goat-headed Satan, was revealed to hundreds of ticket holders at a private event in the city. 

WWJ -TV reported: 

The group said the bronze Baphomet monument, which weighs about one ton and has never been seen before in public, “is not only an unparalleled artistic triumph, but stands as a testament to plurality and the power of collective action.”

The statue, which backed by an inverted pentagram and flanked by statues of two young children gazing up at the creature, shows Satan with horns, hooves, wings and a beard.

The group went on to say the unveiling 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.”

A Detroit restaurant was originally going to host the event, but canceled after learning of the Satanic Temple's involvement. 

The group's goal is to display the large statue in Oklahoma next to the 10 Commandments monument.


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