Man Wearing A 'Jesus Saves' T-shirt Is Ordered by Security Guard to Take It Off or Leave
A man wearing a 'Jesus Saves' T-shirt was ordered to remove the clothing, or leave at the Mall of America last weekend, in a video that has gone viral on social media.
A security guard at the nation's most famous shopping center in Minnesota can be heard telling the man: 'If you want to shop here you need to take off that shirt'. Another clip shows the same guard saying: 'Jesus is associated with religion and it is offending people. People have been offended.'
The video which was recorded on January 7 has prompted outrage online with one group organizing a protest at the Mall where they intend to wear their own 'Jesus Saves' shirts.
The man can be heard saying: 'I didn't say anything though. I didn't speak. I didn't say anything. I just went to Macy's.'
The guard replies: 'Again, I'm giving you a couple options. You can take the shirt off and you can go to Macy's and you can do your shopping. Or you can leave the mall, OK? Those are your only options right now.'
The officer later claims the man was engaging in 'religious soliciting,' which the Mall forbids. However, the man insists throughout the video that he was not attempting to preach but was simply wearing the shirt while shopping.
A spokesman for Mall of America told British media that the man was allowed to remain in the Mall following the interaction, while still wearing his shirt. This is despite the fact guards can clearly be heard threatening to kick him out. (DM / VFI News)
“But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” - Matthew 10:33