The Satanic Temple is threatening legal action against Netflix. The reason? For featuring a Baphomet statue in an episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that looks very similar to a Baphomet statue they created. Their statue was created for display outside a courthouse in Oklahoma next to a statue of the Ten Commandments. They weren’t successful in getting the statue displayed in Oklahoma.
Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple tweeted about it.
The Baphomet statues are very similar
When I watched the episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that first showed the statue, I thought it was the same exact one created by The Satanic Temple. On closer examination, it is not. It’s a knockoff. The creators of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina did not attempt to create a Baphomet statue. It looks like they tried to make a Baphomet statue based on the design created by The Satanic Temple. Legally, I don’t see how they can do that without securing the rights to the design. The Satanic Temple is not the set designer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix pays someone else to do that job.
The Satanic Temple is not a Satan worshiping organization
In case you are wondering, The Satanic Temple does not promote the worshipping of Satan. They promote the exact opposite. The Satanic Temple doesn’t believe in Satan. They are non-theistic. Members of The Satanic Temple are staunch supporters of the First Amendment and the separation of church and state. They view Satan as nothing more than a fictitious character. The Satanic Temple uses the fictitious character of Satan to defend the separation of church and state.