This Saturday night in Detroit, a crowd of several hundred people gathered to see the unveiling of the Satanic Temple’s newest statue – a 9-foot, 2,000-pound image of Baphomet, the creepy occult idol that used to freak you out in your youth.
In the days and weeks leading up the unveiling, the Temple was receiving all kinds of threats from fundamentalist Christian groups planning to disrupt the event and even burn the place down. But if it weren’t for a rather creative plan recounted by Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves, the event would have certainly been a disaster.
According to Greaves, anyone who made it as far as the security checkpoint at the initial meet-up had to sign a contract handing over their souls to Satan. From there, they would get the actual location of the unveiling, which was miles away.
From the contract:
I agree that by signing this document under any name, given or adopted, actual or pseudonymous, I am hereby avowing my soul to Satan (aka Abbadon, aka Lucifer, aka Beelzebub, aka The Antichrist). I do so knowing that He (aka The Fallen One, aka The Father of Lies) or any of His representatives may choose to collect my eternal soul at any time, with or without notice. I understand that my signature or mark representing any name, real or made up, upon these papers constitutes a lasting and eternal contract, and that there will be no further negotiations on the matter of my eternal soul.
Although footage from the event looked like a cheesy weekday goth club in Hollywood, it went off flawlessly.