According to reports, a man wearing a shirt with a Christian message printed on the front and back was allegedly ordered by security to either remove his shirt or leave the Mall of America, Church Leaders.com reports.
In a video posted on YouTube and other social media platforms, two security approached the man wearing a shirt that says “Jesus saves” on the front and “Jesus is the only way” on the back.
Alleging that people were offended by the message, the guards told the man that he needed to either remove the shirt or leave the mall.
“Jesus is associated with religion, and it’s offending people,” says a guard who appears to be from the Mall of America. The guard added that the shirt is ‘religious soliciting’ and this is not allowed in the mall.
According to Church Leaders, the confrontation sparked some debate on social media, with some suggesting the man should have turned the other cheek and taken off the shirt, while others stated he needed to stand up for religious freedom.
The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, was constructed in 1992 and is the largest mall in the US and the eleventh-largest mall in the world.
It sort of has an end-times ring to it:
10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. (Matthew 24:10 NKJV)