MAGNOLIA, AR (KARK) - A family-owned Christian grocery store with locations across several states in the Southeast is dealing with backlash as customers argue a weekly ad mailer included a controversial political message.
The ad book was sent to four Mac’s Cashsaver stores in Arkansas. According to the store, the mailer typically includes a religious or political message. The current mailer includes a message that references the U.S./Mexico border wall controversy.
It reads: “Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.”
Those words aren’t sitting well with some customers.
Employees at the store in Camden, Arkansas say they’ve been approached by dozens of customers and received even more phone calls.
“They’re just making a political spin out of it and getting the wrong idea of what it really means,” says store manager Jack Digby.
Digby says the store owner is responsible for the message. He claims this was intended to have a Christian meaning, nothing political.
“I am for the company and I am for God. There’s nothing wrong with what that statement says,” Digby says.