An online petition calling for Christian clothing brand Christian Allen to remove a T-shirt featuring a photograph of Jesus Christ that has been widely circulated online has garnered more than 50,000 signatures, but the company’s CEO has not commented publicly on the issue.
The online petition, which was created on Monday, seeks to “stop Christian Allens from selling shirts that glorify gay people.”
The shirt, which depicts a man with a cross, reads, “Jesus was born gay.
He was murdered by Christians.
Jesus was raised gay.
Jesus is dead.”
Christian Allens co-founder and CEO Andrew Christian said in a statement that he has not seen the petition and could not comment on it.
Christian Alles has a history of controversy.
Earlier this year, a group of Christian activists in Washington, D.C., staged a “Christ’s Pride Day” event, in which they marched through the streets of the city wearing Christian Alles t-shirts and holding signs reading, “God loves all.”
The company, which has had a longstanding partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, said in an emailed statement that it “has been and continues to be a Christian-owned company” that “is committed to being a part of the Christian community.”
It said that it was committed to respecting and upholding the values of all people.
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