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Mass held to protest Satan statue that crowds lined up for

/ 09:46 AM July 27, 2015
Mass vs Demon

In this July 25, 2015, photo Thomas Carey, left, his sister Charlotte, center, and mother Anita, right, kneel as they pray during Mass at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Detroit. The Detroit Mass Mob asked people to attend the service, which is in response to The Satanic Temple planning to unveil its controversial goat-headed Baphomet sculpture (inset) at an undisclosed location in Detroit. AP

DETROIT, Michigan, United States — Several hundred people have attended a Mass at a Detroit Catholic church to protest an 8½-foot (2.6-meter)-tall bronze statue of Satan that hundreds of people also lined up to see.

The 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.

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Earlier Saturday, The Detroit News says 200-250 people attended Mass at St. Joseph Church in a protest against the Satanic event.

The statue had been planned for the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until Oklahoma’s Supreme Court banned all religious displays on Capitol grounds.

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The Satanic Temple now says it wants to erect it outside Arkansas’ statehouse, where a Ten Commandments monument also is planned.

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