A Tennessee parent is upset after she says she saw a “satanic” pentagram on a school bus.
The mom told WMC she snapped a photo of the brake light on a Durham School Services bus in Cordova.
“Anyone who fears a God, if not God and Jesus Christ, should be outraged,” said the mother, who was not identified because she is reportedly receiving death threats after sharing the photo on social media.
The mother says it’s appalling the brake lights are shaped like a pentagram.
“If you can’t put a cross on there, you can’t put a pentagram on it,” she said.
The woman pointed to Walgreen’s decision last year to remove wrapping paper from its shelves because images on the paper appeared to be those of swastikas.
“Would we allow a swastika, for instance, to be on the back of the bus?” said the mother.
One woman, who identified herself as a practicing Wiccan, looked at the photo and said it did look like a pentagram. But she says the symbol is the same for her faith as the cross is for Christians.
“Wiccans… we believe in God, we believe in Jesus, but we don’t call him God,” said Jo Applewhite. “Find out what it really means before you start getting riled up and all worked up about something.”
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," she said.
Last month, Walgreen's pulled wrapping paper from its shelves because the images on the paper appeared to be swastikas.
Even those who are not completely sold on the brake light being a sign from the devil have questions.
"Why'd they put it up there," Marsha Hudson asked. "Why'd they put it upside down?"