Grocery Store Sparks Outrage With Weekly Ad: “Heaven Has A Wall… Hell Has Open Borders”
A small family-owned grocery chain in Southeast Arkansas has sparked outrage with a message included in their weekly mailer.
The ad book that typically includes a religious or political message was a bit more confusing this time and contained a reference to the U.S./Mexico border wall controversy.
“HEAVEN HAS A WALL, A GATE AND A STRICT IMMIGRATION POLICY. HELL HAS OPEN BORDERS. LET THAT SINK IN,” the message sent to four Mac’s Cashsaver stores in Arkansas reads.
The phrase in the mailer is a variation of a Biblical passage in Revelation 21:12: “And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:”
Reactions were mixed among shoppers.
“It just doesn’t make any sense,” Tyler Reede, of Camden, told KARK. “Why would they put that on there?”
Other customers appreciated the message.
“I didn’t have a problem with it,” said Logan Reede. “If they want to come here, they can come here legally.”
Employees at the store off Washington Street say they’ve been approached by dozens of customers and received even more phone calls, KARK reported.
“They’re just making a political spin out of it and getting the wrong idea of what it really means,” explained Manager Jack Digby. “I am for the company and I am for God. There’s nothing wrong with what that statement says,” Digby said, claiming this was intended to have a Christian meaning, nothing political.
The company said it will continue to include the message in its weekly mailers, but for how long?...