PHOENIX – The Satanic Temple is raising hell as it files for a lawsuit against Netflix and Warner Bros. over their Sabrina series.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina aired on Netflix in October and features a goat deity known as a Baphomet statue.
The show uses a computer-generated image of the statue that reportedly was copied directly from the Satanic Temple.
The Baphomet that resides at the Satanic Temple was filed with the U.S. copyright office and built several years ago.
“Importantly, these original expressions are misappropriated through use of an obvious copy which is featured prominently throughout the Sabrina series and the central focal point of the school in the Sabrinaseries which represents evil antagonists,” the Temple charges in a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Though the Satanic Temple does not own the Baphomet, they claim the series copied their interpretation of the idol exactly such as the male chest and children staring up at it.
The Satanic Temple in Salem, Massachusetts is a headquarters for the non-theistic religious organization. They crafted the Baphomet statue after the popular representation of the pagan idol, a “Sabbatic Goat.” The depiction was altered slightly and given a male chest instead of a female one.
They brought the Baphomet statue a few years ago with the purpose of standing beside the Ten Commandments outside of the Oklahoma State Capitol in order to show equality among religions. The statue was never installed due to the Oklahoma Supreme Court ordering the removal of the Ten Commandments on the grounds that state law prohibits the use of state property to further religions. The Baphomet statue remains at the Salem Art Gallery.
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