Concerned Mom Simply Outraged About “Satanic” School Bus Brake Lights

A mother in Tennessee is positively outraged over what she thinks is a Satanic symbol on her child’s school bus brake lights.

Robyn Wilkins — bringing shame upon Robyns everywhere — snapped a picture of said brake lights when she realized that they kind of sort of look like a pentagram. Naturally, she immediately contacted the media to complain.

Via WMCA Action News 5:

“Anyone who fears a God, if not God and Jesus Christ, should be outraged,” Wilkins said.

She says Christians should be outraged that a symbol that looks like a pentagram would be allowed in the design of a vehicle used to transport children to public schools.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a Pentagram as a star with five points often used as a magic or religious symbol.

On social media, parents are arguing both sides of the debate. Some say the brake lights are a subliminal pagan message, while others say it’s just an unintentional design.

“If you can’t put a cross on there, you cannot put a pentagram on it,” Wilkins said.

I don’t know. I, personally, do not think anyone is getting together to secretly recruit children into Satanic cults by surreptitiously placing pentagrams on school bus brake lights. I mean, it seems both overly complicated and incredibly unlikely to be at all effective.

If, for some reason, I were in charge of a Satanic cult, I feel like I would probably come up with something better than school bus brake lights that kind of look like pentagrams. I imagine I’d be far more invested in getting Mia Farrow to drink tannis root smoothies or something. “Go big or go home,” I always say!

Now, it’s been proven over and over again that the whole “Satanic Panic” thing is bullshit. There were never secret underground Satanic Cults that forced women to give birth so that they might sacrifice the children to Satan or eat them, as many claimed in the 1980s. Most crimes committed “in the name of Satan” were not committed by like, an evil PTA so much as either seriously disturbed people like David Berkowitz or by teenagers. People who call themselves “Satanists” don’t literally worship “Satan,” anyway.

Maybe it makes life a little more interesting for people like Robyn Wilkins to go around thinking there are Satanists going around trying to subliminally recruit children with school bus brake lights, but I think we can all be relatively sure that this is not in fact a thing. [h/t Christian Nightmares]