The Real Story Behind Mall Security Asking Man to Remove ‘Jesus Saves’ T-shirt


Mall security guards at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, ordered a man to remove his “Jesus Saves” T-shirt or leave the mall, footage shows. 

“I didn’t do anything,” the man, Paul Shoro, told The Daily Signal in a Facebook message on Tuesday. “They forced me to take off my shirt.” The mall later said security later allowed Shoro to remain in the mall while wearing the shirt. Shoro’s later comments to The Daily Signal suggest a reason behind mall security’s action, revealing the full story.

Bystander Kameko Rawls took footage of the incident, which has since gone viral on social media.

In the video of the incident on Saturday, Jan. 7, a security guard tells Shoro, “I understand that, but Jesus is associated with religion and it’s offending people.”

“People have been offended,” the guard adds. “Like I said, all we’re asking you is to take your shirt off, and you can go to Macy’s.”

“I didn’t speak, I didn’t say anything,” Shoro replies.

“Take the shirt off, and you can go to Macy’s and you can do your shopping, or you can leave the mall,” the guard responds. “OK? Those are your only options right now.”

“The guest referenced in the video was approached by Mall of America security on January 7, 2023,” the mall told The Daily Signal in an email statement. “One week prior, he was issued a 24-hour trespass for soliciting guests. After a brief interaction, the guest was not required to change his shirt and was allowed to remain at the Mall.”

Shoro told The Daily Signal that one week prior to the incident, he had been passing out flyers, which he identified as “Trackts” and “paper with verses,” likely references to gospel tracts. 

The Mall of America’s security web page lists soliciting as an example of “conduct that is disorderly, disruptive or which interferes with or endangers business or guests,” which the mall prohibits. The mall prohibits “picketing, demonstrating, soliciting, protesting or petitioning.”

Handing out gospel tracts arguably does not constitute solicitation, but Shoro’s decision to distribute these flyers sets the mall security’s overreaction in context. It seems to reveal why security spoke with him, even though it may not justify their actions. 

The front of Shoro’s yellow T-shirt reads, “Jesus Saves,” and the back reads, “Jesus is the only way,” with the “coexist” sign crossed out.

Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, praised Shoro’s T-shirt and lamented the incident.

“Jesus Saves! I love the message on this man’s t-shirt—but the Mall of America in MN didn’t,” Graham tweeted. “Security guards approached him & told him to take the shirt off or leave. One guard is on video saying, ‘Jesus is associated with religion & it’s offending people.’”

Indeed it is right here in America! We are very close to becoming a Totalitarian State, and even more shocking – most people don’t seem to care.

We are clearly seeing why our Founders placed the First Amendment – FIRST! Without free speech, our foundation – The Constitution becomes a moot point in any discussions about our government. The Left are moving closer to shredding the Constitution as it is an obstacle to Globalism!

Many of us will be incarcerated. I am not surmising this. Jesus tells us in His Word that this will happen.

Speak out for righteousness!! No matter what happens to you, the Lord is with you.



4 thoughts on “The Real Story Behind Mall Security Asking Man to Remove ‘Jesus Saves’ T-shirt

  1. robinlinaz

    Fortunately, they can’t incarcerate 20,000,000 people. That’s likely how many true Believers there are in the USA. We won’t bend the knee and they can’t round all of us up. But the pressure is growing and many Christians will be silent rather than protest as it grows darker. There will come a day when no one can work, Jesus said in John 9:4 “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.”

    Jesus is coming so soon!

  2. david

    Christians should never be offended, I believe that its a sin to be offended. which is the opposite of love. An offense to the unsaved is a threat to their belief system because it is a false belief. When one knows the truth an offense is a opportunity to minister in love, their offense is not a threat, it’s a tool for believers.

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