The Black Lives Matter verses All Lives Matter debate prompted one Texas business to boldly make a statement.
A sign put up by Wagner Supply Company in Odessa, reads: “2000 years ago, Jesus ended the debate of which lives matter. He died for all!”
Local residents appeared to agree with the message, reported KWES.
“I believe all businesses should put that up. There should be billboards with it up,” said Shannon Bezel, who works nearby. “At home people should be teaching their children that all people are the same, not different. I believe the anger comes from home,” Bezel added.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever read it and I think it’s pretty cool because it’s true,” Odessa resident Adolfo Bustamante said. “Jesus Christ died for all our sins, not just white lives, black lives, brown lives, oriental lives, he died for everybody.”
Residents say the messages on this and previous signs the business has posted make them feel better, according to KWES.
“It’s up to the personal beliefs of the business, if they feel like doing it then it’s fine and dandy. If anybody is offended by it maybe they don’t need their business because it’s very true,” Bustamante said.
Facebook posts about the sign have prompted supportive responses. “Best thing I’ve read all day!!!! Thanks for sharing!” read one comment. “Thanks Wagner supply!! Absolutely!! All lives matter!!” read another. One Facebook comment said: “Awesome Sign! Mad Respect for your company!!!!!!!” and another, simply, “This is truth!”
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