Fact Check: Democratic Convention Logo Does NOT Have The 'EXACT Same Design And Measurements' As Satanic Insignia

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  • by: Victoria Eavis
Fact Check: Democratic Convention Logo Does NOT Have The 'EXACT Same Design And Measurements' As Satanic Insignia Not Satanic

Does the Democratic Convention logo turned sideways have the "EXACT same design and measurements" as a well-known satanic insignia? No, that's not true: The logo and the insignia have no similarities other than the fact that a part of the Democratic Convention logo resembles a five-pointed star. The five-pointed star is in the official insignia of the Church of Satan but the five-pointed star is not, of course, exclusive to the Church of Satan.

The claim appeared in a post of a collage of the 'D' in the convention logo, turned sideways, next to the Church of Satan insignia (archived here) posted on Facebook on August 20, 2020 The caption on the collage read:

I suppose it's "just a coincidence" that the # DemConvention logo turned sideways has the EXACT same design and measurements as another familiar logo. Satanism is alive and well.

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Aug 24 18:30:45 2020 UTC)

Greg Locke is the pastor of Global Vision Bible Church, an evangelical church in Tennessee. Locke is an avid and prominent user of social media with close to 2 million followers on Facebook alone. One of his most recent videos expressing outrage over being asked to wear a mask garnered over 13.2 million views.

Locke's claim that it's not a coincidence that the sideways 'D' in the Democratic Convention logo resembles the official insignia --known as the Sigil of Baphomet -- of the Church of Satan is only based on the fact that the convention logo and the Sigil of Baphomet are five-pointed stars. For the convention logo to even start to look like the Sigil of Baphomet, it has to be turned sideways, lines would need to be added, and colors would need to be taken out. Even then, they would both just be some version of a five-point star -- not "the EXACT same design and measurements" as the meme claims.

The convention logo was designed by independent graphic design companies Zero and Wide Eye, not the Democratic Party organization itself. The design is a nod to Wisconsin's state motto, "Forward," as the convention was meant to be held there before the pandemic forced it to become virtual. When the 'D' in the logo is oriented correctly and not sideways, as show below, it looks like an arrow pointing. "Our visual system is inspired by the Wisconsin state motto, 'Forward,' and the Democratic Party's vision for positive progress in America," according to a video on Zero's website.

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Locke's post is yet another version of the false claim that the Democratic party is filled with Satan worshipers, a falsehood circulated by many QAnon believers. Most recently on August 21, Locke tweeted another QAnon conspiracy: Prominent Democrats groom and traffic children for sex.

Lead Stories reached out to The Democratic National Convention and Locke for comment, but has not yet heard back.

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  Victoria Eavis

Victoria Eavis is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She recently graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. In her last few months at Duke, she was a reporter for a student news site, The 9th Street Journal, that covers the city of Durham, North Carolina. 

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