The Creators Project recently traveled to the town of Salem, Massachusetts to spend the day with members of The Satanic Temple, a group who considers themselves to be a blend of religion, politics, and performance art. They're passionate about First Amendment rights, which include free exercise of religion and freedom of speech. At the unveiling of their newest monument, Mark Porter's The Baphomet sculpture at their Salem Art Gallery, we explored the common misconceptions about Satanism, how art is central to The Satanic Temple's mission, and why the group is interested in using certain symbols to make a point about religious freedom and the separation of church and state in the United States. Is Satanism the most inclusive religion? Lucien Greaves, co-founder of the Temple, believes it is.
To learn more about The Satanic Temple and it's Salem Art Gallery click here.