DETROIT, MI – What if you’re Satan, you know, the Prince of Darkness, and the state of Oklahoma says it’s not okay for you to have your own statue at the state capitol?
So, where can you go to feel right at home and raise a little hell?
That would be Detroit, home to Lions and Tigers and Pistons, and a Satanic Temple.
About a hundred folks showed up over the weekend, driving as far away as New York City to see the guest of honor, a nine-foot tall, one-ton bronze statue of a goat-headed Satan.
The attendees paid 25 bucks a ticket.
Once inside, security was tight.
No cameras. No cell phones. And no media, sometimes known as Satan’s minions.
Also, no protesters were allowed inside, but that didn’t stop some from showing up. "We figured, well if they're going to unveil a statue, we're gonna show the statue that beat this statue,” said protester Michael Voris.
Members of the Satanic Temple didn’t get caught up in the battle over separation of church and state. Instead, they just wanted everyone enjoy the art for the art’s sake.
"A sculpture or a piece of art or a tribute to something they don't understand is not necessarily going to impact their religion or their belief, said attendee Beth Schur.
Little Rock, AR, may be the next stop for Satan and his minions since that state is allowing a monument of ten commandments on the capitol grounds.
Supporters of that plan must have known there was going to be hell to pay.