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‘Trust in Jesus’ t-shirt deemed a political message?


A lawsuit is pending against election officials in Hart, Michigan, when Margaret Wittman, who was hired as an election worker, was not allowed to work when she showed up at the polling station during the November 2020 Federal election wearing a t-shirt reading, “My heart will TRUST in you JESUS.” The lawsuit alleges, that when Wittman refused to cover-up her t-shirt, she was told to go home because it was considered a political message.

WND explains:

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against the city of Hart, Michigan, after officials there ordered a T-shirt message about Jesus censored.

The case developed when Margaret Wittman, an elections worker, was relieved of her duties for refusing to hide her shirt that said, “My heart will TRUST in you JESUS,” while working at the polls during the presidential election.

Robert Muise, of the American Freedom Law Center, which is working on the case, said, “The Constitution does not permit government officials to order a private citizen to check her religion at the door to city hall. Ms. Wittman does not cease being a Christian when she is performing her duties as an election worker…” […]

The AFLC explained Wittman then was ordered to speak with the city manager, who again told her that “TRUST in JESUS” is political speech.

READ: Government orders ‘Jesus’ on T-shirt censored as ‘political speech’

Of course, this wasn’t the first time we have seen political accusations. In order to force the Romans to deal with Christ, the Jewish leaders accused Jesus of leading a political rebellion against Rome.

23 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.”



So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?”



“You have said so,” Jesus replied.



Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.” (Luke 23:1-4 NIV)

Though Pilate quickly realized the charge was nonsense, he nevertheless bent to the will of the crowd and ordered Christ to be crucified.

And these political accusations were the reason the Roman guards dressed Christ in royal robes and a crown of thorns (John 19:1-3) and mocked both the Jews and Christ by putting a sign on the Lord’s cross reading “King of the Jews” (Luke 23:38).

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