SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Satanic Temple is reopening its international headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, in time for the Halloween season.
The 6-year-old religious organization says Monday’s event comes after the building that first opened in 2016 underwent extensive renovations.
The building currently houses a more than 8-foot-tall bronze statue of the goat-headed idol Baphomet that the organization tried to get placed on the Arkansas state capitol grounds in Little Rock.
It’s also home to a permanent exhibit on the history of Satanism as well as a satanic sculpture that was to be installed in a park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, before city officials rescinded its approval.
The organization has been waging religious expression battles across the country in recent years. Salem is a city north of Boston infamous for its 17th-century witch trials.