And, when I checked it out, it was definitely right here in America. At the so-called “Mall of America.” And the video showed two fat members of mall “security” telling a guy he had to remove his t shirt if he wanted to shop in the mall. (FYI: he had a short sleeve t shirt over a long-sleeve t shirt)
I know what you’re thinking. “Well, he must’ve been wearing a t shirt with f-bombs on it, right? Or maybe pictures of naked people? Or maybe his shirt had swastikas on it?”
All good guesses. But all wrong.
Nope. The dude, in the video, dared to wear a shirt that mentioned Jesus. And people were “offended.” But I guess I should add that the shirt also said Jesus is the only way.
And now that guy knows, t shirt ideas have consequences.
Here he is dealing with those (hypocritical and unjust) consequences:
Sometimes branding yourself brings out other branding irons.
When you brand yourself a Christian, most people in the world form an immediate opinion and dish out their own brand for you. I’ve been called “arrogant” and “bigoted” and “a nazi” and “ignorant” and “old-fashioned” and many more. Many times those labels (or brands) came from “friends and family.”
Most of the time branding yourself a Christian means losing “friends” and losing out to your more “tolerant” competition. At least if you’re not willing to compromise your true, Christian faith. And I’m not.
I know there are still plenty of people (business owners, entrepreneurs) out there who appreciate the Christian values applied to business. Even if they don’t outwardly admit how much they appreciate someone not lying to them or about them. Or working with someone who won’t steal from them. Even if they’re not Christian. If that’s you, boost your brand boldly.
So, if you’re a Christian, who’s an entrepreneur or who owns a business in this more “tolerant” and “accepting” world of ours, don’t be surprised, when people make fun of or refuse to work with you.
In fact, take it as a compliment.
It’s an indication that you chose the right “brand.” And speaking of t shirt ideas that trigger tough consequences, here’s one that’ll do the trick:
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