Hun­dreds at­tend Mass to protest bronze Satan statue in Detroit

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Detroit (AP) — Sev­eral hun­dred peo­ple have at­tended a Mass at a Detroit Catholic church to protest an 8 1/2-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. 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. 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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