CNN: Satanists Settle Lawsuit With Netflix Over Goat-Headed Statue

The Satanic Temple has just settled a lawsuit against Netflix. In its new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix has apparently included some scenes involving a Baphomet statue. I haven’t actually seen the show myself, but I’m assuming something nasty must happen in one or more of those scenes, because the Satanic Temple took issue with it. Specifically, they sued the company for violating their copyright on a Baphomet statue that was specially designed by the Temple for its campaign against a 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma. Netflix must have felt they had a pretty strong case, because they caved and agreed to make a settlement.

Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves had this to say:

“I’m amazed that anybody is confused as to why we would seek legal remedy over Sabrina using our monument. Would they be as understanding of a fictional show that used a real mosque as the HQ of a terrorist cell? A fictional Blood Libel tale implicating real world Jews?”

No doubt many readers will consider this hyperbole, but Greaves has a point here. Whenever you see a Satanist character in a movie or a TV show, that character is always an evil, bloodthirsty psychopath, and audiences just blindly accept it. But if this type of caricature were being promoted against Jews or Muslims, the outcry would be astronomical (and rightfully so).

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One thought on “CNN: Satanists Settle Lawsuit With Netflix Over Goat-Headed Statue

  1. I’ve heard there were some other problematic aspects of that show.

    The last group of Satanists that I met were perfectly charming, social justice oriented, compassionate people.

    I met some right wing Satanists once, but they were nasty because they were right wing. My then boyfriend flicked a peanut at one of them.

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