Family Research Council

Mall Closes up Shop on Free Speech


By Tony Perkins
August 19, 2014

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At one Georgia mall, the customer may always be right, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have rights. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. In Dublin Mall, one thing shoppers aren't buying into is the no-prayer policy. Local walkers like Tammy Brantley said she and her friends used to power walk through the stores -- until a mall cop ordered them to stop their pre-exercise prayer. "The security guard came running toward us and said, 'You are not allowed to pray at the mall. That's against the policy." At first, Tammy thought it was a mistake. You mean to tell me people can't pray before their meals in the food court, she asked? That's exactly what we mean, said a manager. It doesn't matter whether you're at a shopping mall or the National Mall, Americans have every right to talk about -- and to -- God. When we let political correctness tell us otherwise, we've not only lost our freedom -- but our sanity as well!

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