Owner of Christian Family-Owned Grocery Store Responds to Controversy Over ‘Hell Has Open Borders’ Statement on Mailer

A Christian family-owned grocery store with locations in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi has garnered national attention for a recent mailer ad that included a statement many considered political.

Mac’s Cash Savers sent a weekly ad, which in addition to noting prices for certain products also included the statement “Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.”

Reggy McDaniel, owner of Mac’s, told The Christian Post in an interview Monday afternoon that the chief purpose of the ad was “to get people to thinking about their salvation.”

The mailer has garnered national headlines by media outlets that are drawing attention to the few who’ve voiced their objections to the ad’s message.

“Please remove me from any mailers. I will no longer shop in your store. I find your mixture of religion and politics disgusting,” one person lamented, according to Fox News.

McDaniel explained to CP that in each week’s mailer is a message “to get [people] to thinking about how they are going to get in them Pearly Gates up there, in Heaven. And the only way they are going to get in them is through Jesus Christ.”

McDaniel noted that the statement was not meant to be political, saying that it was a coincidence that it was published in an ad running at “a time when the border issue was a deal,” adding that “I saw that statement around for a long time.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski