The Satanic Temple held the “largest public Satanic ceremony in history” Saturday night in Detroit.
The attendees were told to dress like an animal or wear horns and tails.
Detroit police stood guard at the event to protect the rights of all those involved.
Like Democrats the Satanic Temple this week raised funds last weekend at their Detroit gathering to support the reproductive rights legal action fund.
A devil-worshipping group calling itself the Satanic Temple has been working to raise funds to promote abortion-on-demand and to counter legal efforts such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and 20-week abortion bans.
A highly publicized ceremonial unveiling of the satanic figure of Baphomet in Detroit Saturday, an event billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history,” sold $25 and $75 tickets, the proceeds of which will be used to support the reproductive rights legal action fund, according to a Temple spokeswoman.
The cult has also set up a donation website with Indiegogo “to challenge arbitrary, insulting abortion regulations,” which as of Wednesday, has raised more than $32,000 for its reproductive rights campaign.
The Satanic Temple is an active campaigner for rights to legal abortion on demand, and rails against all legislation restricting abortion, including ultrasounds, and abortion waiting periods. Its website states:
The Satanic Temple (TST) supports personal choice in the context of abortion and, as part of a multi-faceted Women’s Rights campaign, TST is offering religious exemptions from arbitrary, insulting, and outright harmful anti-abortion legislation that has been steadily encroaching across the nation.
Echoing propaganda from Planned Parenthood, the Satanic Temple declares that informed consent materials for those seeking an abortion “are often scientifically unfounded or medically invalid,” while ultrasounds are an “attempt to create guilt and discomfort in those seeking abortions.” Mandatory waiting periods, they contend, “serve no medical function.”