A viral video shows a man wearing a “Jesus Saves” T-shirt was ordered by a security guard to remove the clothing or leave the Mall of America.
Bloomington, Minnesota, Mall of America.
Security wants man with a Christian shirt to take it off or leave the mall. pic.twitter.com/JJ37kh7i5l
— LockharTVMedia (@LockharTVMedia) January 16, 2023
In the video, the shopper is wearing a neon green T-shirt that reads “Jesus is the only way” on the back while the popular “coexist symbol” is crossed out. A security guard can be heard telling the man, “If you want to shop here you need to take off that shirt.”
The officer claimed the shopper was engaging in “religious soliciting,” which the mall forbids, despite the fact the man didn’t speak to anyone. In the video, the officer says, “Jesus is associated with religion, and it is offending people. People have been offended… You’re walking wearing that shirt in the form of soliciting and we’ve had guests come up and say they’re offended by your shirt.”
The viral video has caused outrage online.
I automatically assumed this was overseas, but it's right here in America. pic.twitter.com/Q79eUCG7xh
— John Mason (@LivingGodsTruth) January 12, 2023
I’m not even Christian but this is crazy!! A guy got kicked out of mall of America for wearing a “Jesus saves” shirt. Saying he’s soliciting just by wearing that shirt and he needs to take it off. UNACCEPTABLE #mallofamerica pic.twitter.com/megh2PQI6K
— 🇺🇸🇪🇹 (@MessiNegus) January 12, 2023
— grateful immigrant (@faithliberty_ca) January 13, 2023