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Satanic Temple to Open in Salem, Massachusetts

The temple will open to the public on Friday

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    The Satanic Temple has opened its international headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts. (Published Friday, Sept. 23, 2016)

    The Satanic Temple opened its international headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, on Friday.

    The temple will be located at 64 Bridge St. in a Victorian home that was built in 1882 and once served as a funeral home, according to the organization.

    The headquarters will house a seven-and-a-half foot bronze statue of Baphomet.

    The organization will open the property to the public at the Salem Art Gallery, which will have a permanent exhibition dedicated to past and present witch-hunts called "Satanic Panic."

    Satanic Temple Opens Global Headquarters in Salem, Mass.

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    The Satanic Temple will open its international headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, on Friday. (Published Friday, Sept. 23, 2016)

    There will also be a media room where the organization will hold lectures, film screenings, education seminars and other events.

    "I hope that this place will be here for people who want to come so people who do identify us can have a place and appreciate what we're doing," co-founder Lucien Greaves said. "But I also hope that in the very near future, anyone who objects to our presence learns to not take notice of us."

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    City officials only say they've received one complaint objecting to "The Satanic Temple." The temple will open next Friday (Published Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016)

    The community has taken notice, but few are concerned. As of last week, city officials had only received one complaint.

    "My main concern, being a local, is protesters," said Sean McKeehan. "The negative attention that this might bring."

    The organization says they do not worship the devil, but hope the Satanic symbols promote a conversation about their beliefs, which include the separation of church and state and promoting the After School Satan program.

    Those involved with the organization say they will not being going door to door to spread their beliefs. They invited their neighbors inside the day before they opened to learn about what will be happening at the Satanic Temple.

    The Satanic Temple is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday. Tickets are $12 per person.

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