Sheffield shopping center believes that allowing a Christian ‘flash mob’ at Christmas would compromise its impartiality.
Shops across the country may be bedecked with seasonal decorations and Christmas greetings.
But one of Europe’s largest shopping centres says it cannot allow a Christian ‘flash mob’ because of concerns over impartiality.
According to an Anglican blogger Cranmer’s Curate, the Meadhowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield has refused permission for a choir to sing.
They wanted to share “the kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever” in its food court.
Local Christians were inspired to attempt a Christmas flash mob in the shopping center after a choir did something similar in the Seaway Mall in Welland, Ontario, Canada.
Last week a flash mob choir surprised commuters in Sheffield train station when they emerged from the crowds to sing a medley of Christmas carols on the main concourse.
Source: Christian Today
The UK Christians have totally misunderstood the meaning of the concept of “flash mob”. This is not a form of public gathering, that needs a permission from the establishment to take place.
Christians who wants to sing carols inside a Shopping mall, just have to enter and sing.
Let the leadership throw you out, if they have the guts to do so. Let them call the police, and get you arrested.
Sung and preached. That is what Jesus would have done inside today’s shopping centers. Told people to get out of these Temples of fleshy, worldly empires of materialism.
Just a few years ago our Evangelical pastors told us from the pulpit that a day was coming when Christmas caroles could no longer be sung in public or in businesses and caroleing would no longer be done. We thought perhaps some day BUT, not in our lifetime! How wrong we were! And, most Christians did NOTHING about it! In fact, they continued to vote for the very politicians who were anti-Christian, term after term and kept them in office. America had a slim chance in November 2010 to take the Senate but chose to keep B.O.s gang in office!
There will come a time some very day soon and I believe in this lifetime; that speaking the name of Jesus will bring persecution/death. It is happening now in countries such as India, Somalia. But I suspect that persecution will become more widespread, even the US will not escape this.
Matthew 5 10:12
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.