Despite selling itself as a family-friendly business, Walmart is now selling statues of Baphomet, a satanic idol.
Walmart's corporate mission promises "to save people money so they can live better." This claim reflects the ideals of Sam Walton, the company's founder and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, who wanted to "give the world an opportunity to see what it's like to save and have a better life."
But the store's "family-friendly" reputation is being called into question lately by its line of satanic products, including statues of Baphomet, "Church of Satan" goblets, Baphomet pendants, pentagrams, pillows and clothing with satanic insignia, cards, posters and many other items that normalize satanism and include among their selling points "Used by modern-day Satanists."
The Baphomet model sold by Walmart is priced at $31.24 for the 10-inch version, and $449.99 for the 3-foot version.
The product description reads:
This Oversized Baphomet Statue stands at 35" tall, 17" long and 13.5" deep approximately.This Oversized Baphomet Statue is made of designer composite resin and crushed stone, hand painted and polished individually. Designed by Maxine Miller, this statue weighs about 35 lbs. Baphomet contains binary elements symbolizing a reconciliation of opposites, emblematic of the willingness to embrace, and even celebrate differences across individuals. This Baphomet statue boasts of immaculate details from the throne of Earth's Geographical Globe the statue rests on, the writings of Solve Et Coagula carved onto the hands, intricate details of the angelic wings and many other features that complete this statue. This Baphomet statue is sculpted in oversized proportions.
Solve et coagula ("dissolve and coagulate") is a Latin phrase associated with medieval alchemy, but today denotes occult practice and ritual.
Walmart itself links Baphomet to the Church of Satan in its product description: "Baphomet has been connected with Satanism ... primarily due to the adoption of it as a symbol by the Church of Satan."