The US based Satanic Temple has opened its new headquarters in an old funeral parlor in Salem, Massachusetts.
Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves explained why Salem, famous for its witch trials in the 1690s, was a good fit for a satanist home.
The Satanic Temple claims it is the world’s largest satanic organization. The recognized religious organization has several chapters across the US, with its largest in Detroit, Michigan.
The new headquarters opened on Friday and will also serve as an art gallery with a permanent exhibition entitled “Satanic Panic,” dealing with witch hunts. It is located less than a mile from Gallows Hill, where 14 women and 6 men were executed for alleged witchcraft during the Salem witch trials of the 1690’s.
“The irony that a town which once executed people because of alleged ties to Satan will now be hosting the headquarters of the world’s largest satanic organization is not lost on us,” Greaves said. “The fact that we have a home in Salem is a testament to the progressive mentality of the people there, and the local government’s support for plurality.”