Letter: What to wear?

Posted 1/24/23

On Jan. 7, a man entered the Mall of America wearing a t-shirt that many found offensive. The shirt was neon yellow and stated, “Jesus is the Only Way.” The COEXIST motto which represents peace among different religions was crossed out.

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Letter: What to wear?

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On Jan. 7, a man entered the Mall of America wearing a t-shirt that many found offensive. The shirt was neon yellow and stated, “Jesus is the Only Way.” The COEXIST motto which represents peace among different religions was crossed out.

There were so many complaints that mall security asked the man to remove the shirt.

The man said he was not soliciting or preaching. However, days before, he was was doing those exact two things at the mall, and got a notice of trespass as a result of his behavior. He was not allowed in the mall for 24 hours. Many people said his shirt was soliciting on its own. I am a 12 year old boy. I don’t know all the in’s and out’s of this incident. But what I do know is that man had a right under the First Amendment to wear the t-shirt. I may not believe what his t-shirt says, but I do believe that he has a right to his beliefs and a right to wear what he wants to wear.

Hudson Jones, Evergreen

first amendment, clothing, letter to the editor

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