DETROIT — While the South argues over statues of Confederate veterans, Detroit’s statue controversy revolves around a different figure — Satan.
Satanic Temple had said it would unveil the statue Saturday at a Detroit location that only people with tickets would know. Hundreds lined up Saturday evening to get the tickets as Christian protesters rallied nearby.
Several hundred people attended a Mass at a Detroit Catholic church to protest the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Satan.
Earlier Saturday, The Detroit News said between 200 and 250 people attended Mass at St. Joseph Church in a protest against the Satanic event.
The group had hoped to place the statue at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until Oklahoma’s Supreme Court banned religious displays on Capitol grounds.
The Satanic Temple now said it wants to erect it outside Arkansas’ statehouse, where a Ten Commandments monument also is planned.