See the Shirt That Was ‘Offending’ Shoppers at Mall of America – Man Ordered to Take It Off (VIDEO)

Cellphone video recently captured a confrontation between a Mall of America security guard and a man wearing a “Jesus Saves” T-shirt. Reports have since revealed that the guard informed the man that his shirt was causing offense to other shoppers, ordering him to remove it or leave the mall.

Alpha News, an independent publication covering Minnesota news, published two clips showing the man in discussion with security guards near the mall’s rotunda. One of these had been livestreamed to Facebook on 7th January. The back of the man’s t-shirt was emblazoned with “Jesus is the only way” followed by a crossed out ‘coexist’ symbol.

The guard told him that “Jesus is associated with religion, and it’s offending people,” adding that they had received complaints from customers who were offended by it. He then offered two options: either take off the shirt or leave the mall. The man protested, arguing he hadn’t said anything; he had just gone to Macy’s.

At this point, the guard raised his voice and declared that if he wanted to shop at Mall of America, he would need to remove his shirt as religious soliciting is strictly prohibited on private property. The man asked what was wrong with his t-shirt and why it offended people, but there was no response from security personnel before another clip ends with both parties going their separate ways – although it is unclear whether or not he left the mall in question.

Mall of America has clear policies regarding what constitutes inappropriate attire, including clothing featuring obscene language or slurs which could create a disturbance – which can include offensive religious apparel like this ‘Jesus Saves’ T-shirt too. Despite numerous calls and emails sent by Alpha News requesting comment from Mall of America last week there was no response from them in regard to this particular incident.

In light of all this, Bloomington Patriots are now organizing a demonstration at the famous shopping center on 4th February in support of this individual’s right to wear clothes featuring religious messages without fear of discrimination or being asked to leave. Although Alpha News reported that some online sources suggested he may have eventually been allowed back into Mall of America wearing his T-shirt after all, there has been no official confirmation or clarification yet from any member of staff at the mall itself in relation this matter since then either.

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Don

Minnesota trash at the Mall of America being nothing but trash and so was the mall cop. Let Minnesota rot.

Poppy

The thing is that every person that dies without Christ is doomed, not just Minnesotans. He came to give forgiveness to anyone that would hear him, understand that he or she (sorry, there’s only 2 options and you can’t change what you are) is a sinner, puts their faith in Jesus Christ, and repents from their sin. Most people reject Him because they love the darkness. Unfortunately, Minnesotans are no different than anyone else.

Tim

not to worry…. how many yankees do you think GOD will give salvation to? Jesus wasn’t a fan of lawyers either. Both groups don’t have much of a chance of heaven.

Grandpa

Our country is becoming a nation of demonic heathens.

Poppy

Yep. Exactly why Jesus came.

OZZIE

Minnesota has become a haven for socialists & Marxists will never visit the state.

Evangeline

You left off communist and demons. When you say, “in the Name of Jesus,” demons flee!

PatrioTEA

And Muslims and terrorists.

Tim

the north part of Amerika has been this way since before the War of Northern Aggression. nothing new. The sane sheeople should have separated (seceded) long ago.

Seamus

Soliciting ? Pathetic.

sweetsuzee

Saying he was soliciting religion shows the IGNORANCE of the security guard. The mall needs to be sued to learn a lesson !!

Sandra Smith

Shopping, or even browsing, is not soliciting anything.

George Horvat

Really? Since when has the name “Jesus” become ofensive in The United States?
Since Muslims have become a major population in the Minne/St. Paul area I’m surprised that St.Paul’s name hasn’t been changed to Allah-YeuchBar.

Mitbar

It might offend the muslim cultists. You know, the political cult masquerading as a religion.

Al

Does this mean that everyone with the name Jesus or the Spanish pronunciation will have to change their names

Miss Jesse

Good point!

Gregory

Ilhan Abdullahi Omar is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. Enough said? The parts of America our Politicians did not steal or sell they gave away to our enemies. 

Lisel Sipes

I should have known. Muslime trash

MAllen

I wonder if the security police was muslim?

Mary-Jo

That was my question ~!!

Matt

All Christians should COMPLETELY BOYCOTT THE MALL OF AMERICA.
you know that if they did, the financial loss would be devastating. But, like Republicans – would they? Nah….
They’re all weak.

e e

ok, so that guy’s T-shirt was offensive and the so-called solution is to take it off. what that guy should have done was tell the mall cops that their uniform is offensive to him. seeing them causes him to fear for his life. so if the mall cops take off their uniforms, then he would take off his T-shirt.

Evangeline

Jesus Christ is NOT A RELIGON, Jesus is a way of life for those who have accepted HIM AS LORD AND SAVIOR !

Connie Skolburg

If I lived there and didn’t work 60 hours a week I would spend all my time at that mall looking for people with “offensive shirts” and make security aware so they could ask them to leave…There are hundreds of people with “offensive shirts” I was unaware that a “Jesus shirt” was among them. If I were him I would return all items purchased there and go to a mall that allows freedom of religion. I’ll make sure I stick my “Jesus Saves” shirt on before I go to the Brea Mall in California. I’d like to thank the man who stood up for Jesus.

Michial E Lawrence

This gentleman by right should be allowed to face his accusers. How does he know for sure that anyone was offended by his shirt? It is only on the word of the obese security guards say so. That in of itself is hearsay. It actually means nothing.

Marilyn Smith

WHAT does the security guard’s weight have to do with anything at all in this argument?

CPO Bill

I would have said ” Come and Take It Heathen!

PatrioTEA

So very Christian of you.

CountryBoy

So, these Mall “cops” are willing to LOSE their Jobs and get SUED over Violating this man’s 1st Amendment RIGHTS ????

Carl

It is private property!it might not seem right, and i agree, but it is legal. You cant do what ever you want on private property.

2004done

That’s EXACTLY what facebook, twitter, and other social media hide behind, while pretending “public” using Section 230 !

PatrioTEA

Seems like a public space to me. Where are the signs that says that you can’t wear “Jesus Saves?”

Carl

So, if i dont like say, Bob Marly, i just go up to the guard and say it offends me and the person wearing it has to take it off or leave? Ya know mon, Rasta is religion! PS, i do like Bob

Uncle Art

Well than any and all stores that sell Any kind of religious clothes ” burkas ” crosses,star of David pentagrams etc.. All of it those stores Must be Shut Down at once. Anyone wearing anything in any shape or form must be removed now! Because whoever owns that mall of America must lead by example!!!
America is based on freedom of religion! So anything different needs to be removed from America one way or another !!
Sounds like it’s part of a socialist globalist agenda pushing property !!
Boycott all the stores so they can’t pay rent & will close down and see how fast their policies change . And how fast the store owners come together. They won’t if it’s just a couple of stores closing so make sure it’s all of them !!
Also you stores do not sell /service any burkas wearing people and their owners I mean husbands/fathers

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Mary-Jo

They can’t allow JESUS in a mall with all those Moslims Roaming around !

Stephen

I wore several of my Christian T-shirts to a mall, and no one ever chided me or yelled at me or any of the other words on the shirts or verbally doing so.

PatrioTEA

To that mall?

Sandra Smith

Then require the Muslims to cease wearing their offensive attire in your mall too, or leave that man alone!

PatrioTEA

Right, their attire offends me.

PatrioTEA

What is wrong with Minnesota?

Country Boy

I see a lawsuit coming over this……..