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.