When I was a teenager in the 70's these kinds of shirts existed then, with knock-offs of the ads that existed then." GAP " God Answer Prayer; "FBI" firm believer in Christ. They were tacky then, they're still tacky now.Today the one that turn my stomach more than any is" Jesus Is My Home Boy." For me to try and see Jesus as an Home Boy is.....
Now if they were just tacky, that would be something for the person wearing the shirt to bear. But what get's me is that they kinda cheapen the gospel of Jesus Christ which I don't like. I believe,they kinda turn off people who aren't Christians, causing more harm than good for the cause of Christ.
For me there are two important ways you can spread the gospel in an effective way: You can live it and You can speak it. But at some point in Christendom some one made a decision to try something new. Which seems to just by pass passing out tracts to strangers on the street and instead just buy a cheesy tee-shirt. Question: Has "Hanes Evangelism"ever won any one to Christ? Really! Is there any poof wearing a tee-shirt has directed one lost soul toward the Savior? Please understand there's nothing wrong with a Christian wearing a cheesy tee-shirt.I just don't see using this as an evangelistic tool that's all. Tell me can you remember the cheeses tee-shirt logo you have ever seen?
Now some one has taken Gossip Girl's traditional sign-off ("You know you love me. XOXO") and changed it into "You know Jesus loves you" and then the Greek word for fish, which kind of resembles the kissy sign-off. BRB, got 2 go 2 church, lol.
"hi" saved you? Wii! Get it?
This shirt is tacky enough, but I also think the theology of Jesus as an "easy button" is dubious.
Now this kind of "flirt to convert" shirts is the tacky of them all.