A family-owned grocery chain in Arkansas touched a nerve last week when it promoted the concept of a border wall, noting that Heaven has one while Hell does not.
Some customers wondered, rightly in the opinion of this writer, why the chain felt a need to get involved in a border security debate while promoting sales on “fresh ground beef” and “boneless pork loin.”
The business, Mac’s Cashsaver, sent a weekly ad mailer to four locations which read, “Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.”
— The Hill (@thehill) February 11, 2019
The store still managed to raise the ire of a few people who disagreed that a political statement should be included in their weekly grocery flyer. “It just doesn’t make any sense,” one customer told KARK while shopping at one of the Cashsaver stores. “Why would they put that on there?”
Employees at the store said they had received several phone calls about the ad, but the report doesn’t indicate if they were predominantly against or supportive of the action.
“I didn’t have a problem with it,” one customer admitted. “If they want to come here, they can come here legally.”
Jack Digby, the store manager, is also supportive of the message. “I am for the company and I am for God,” Digby said. “There’s nothing wrong with what that statement says.”
Heaven Has a Wall
The grocery store’s statement echoes that of Pastor Robert Jeffress who countered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s assertion that walls are somehow immoral by noting Heaven has one:
FOX News asked Trumpvangelical Robert Jeffress to respond to claim that Trump’s wall is immoral. His answer: “even heaven has walls.”
But no one is saying walls in general are immoral. It’s a wall based on racist fears & used to justify cruelty that’s immoral. pic.twitter.com/ys7TQMD2Wi
— Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (@wilsonhartgrove) January 10, 2019
“The Bible says even Heaven itself is gonna have a wall around it,” Jeffress said during a Fox & Friends appearance. “Not everybody is going to be allowed in. So if walls are immoral, then God is immoral.”
The company told local news affiliates that it stands by the message and intends to include more in future weekly mailers.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession