Statue of Baphomet.

Satanic Temple: Statue of Baphomet

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Salem, Massachusetts

The Satanic Temple of Salem opened to the public on September 24, 2018. Its most famous exhibit is an 8.5-foot-tall bronze statue of the goat-headed pagan god Baphomet. The Temple had planned to erect the statue, which features their horned deity flanked by two adorable human children, on the state capitol lawn of Little Rock, Arkansas, next to the state's Ten Commandments monument. Arkansas said no thanks to the First Amendment face-off, so Baphomet ended up in Salem. The Temple's art collection includes another notable public monument -- the Satanic Temple veteran's memorial, which was vetoed for display by the city officials of Belle Plaine, Minnesota.

If this failure rate continues, the Satanists will need a bigger Temple to display all of their rejected public art.

Satanic Temple: Statue of Baphomet

Satanic Temple of Salem

Address:
64 Bridge St., Salem, MA
Directions:
From the downtown tourist district, drive north on Bridge St./Hwy 1A about three-quarters of a mile. The Temple is on the left, in a nondescript two-story house, just north of the school crossing blinkers and the intersection of Lathrop St.
Hours:
Su-Th 1-8, F-Sa 12-8 (Call to verify)
Phone:
978-744-0693
RA Rates:
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