Emily Jones – March 19, 2018
A church in New South Wales was forced to remove the word “Jesus” from its Easter signs at a local shopping center out of fear non-Christians would be offended by the word.
Elim Church paid to display a sign that read “The Greatness of His Power – Jesus is Alive” at the Erina Fair shopping center. However, church leaders were shocked when they were told by the shopping center’s management company Lendlease that the word “Jesus” could not be included on the sign, even though it was advertising an Easter event.
Instead, the church had to change the sign from “Jesus” to “Christ.” Lendlease told Pastor Martin Duffy the word “Jesus” could have offended non-Christian shoppers.
“The phrase ‘Jesus is alive’… is the core message of the Duffy told 2GB Radio. “I think there’s a minority group out there that are constantly distorting the message of Jesus Christ. It’s just going on and on.”