A viral video showed the moment proud Christians started worshiping on a flight from the United States to Germany, according to reports.
What are the details?
TMZ reported that the video came from a since-deleted Facebook post by Jack Jensz Jr., who is believed to be a pastor and founder of Kingdom Realm Ministries.
In the video, shared by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), two people can be seen walking down the aisle of what is believed to be an EasyJet flight to Europe.
The two can be heard singing while one plays the guitar, leading the others seated in their places to join in the worship.
According to a report from the Daily Dot, Jensz posted the same video to his Instagram page earlier this month.
“#Jesus takes control of this flight,” he wrote in the caption of the video, the outlet reported.
According to TMZ, Jensz and Kingdom Realm Ministries were traveling across Europe to support Ukrainian refugees when the impromptu worship service broke out.
Jensz’s wife, Lilly, appeared to corroborate the information through her Instagram posts.
In one post, the Jenszes can be seen with a large amount of groceries. The photo is captioned: “Church, thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide a van full of medicine, food and hygiene products to two pastors who are hosting refugees in their towns in eastern Ukraine as well as helping their congregation and city as products. are unobtainable now in their area. They were overwhelmed by your generosity! We continue to pray for Ukraine and do what we can to help.
What else is there to know about this?
On Saturday, Omar shared the video on Twitter and
subtitle “I think my family and I should have a prayer session the next time I’m on a plane. How do you think it’s going to end?”
At the time of this report, Omar’s tweet has received over 21,000 comments and has been viewed over 32 million times.
His remarks drew strong criticism.
“Why do you hate Christians, Ilhan? Georgia House candidate Vernon Jones asked. “If the freedom of religion we enjoy here in America bothers you, feel free to pack your bags and go back to Somalia, Sudan or wherever you are from. Take your brother with you.
Former congressional candidate Buzz Patterson added“I spent decades flying in the Middle East. We weren’t even allowed to bring Bibles into countries or worship. This kind of impromptu singing would turn into arrests and imprisonment. I will celebrate our freedoms here .you do you”
Florida congressional candidate Jose Castillo wrote“In America, Muslims can and should pray in public. If she wants a country where Christians aren’t allowed to do the same @IlhanMN should return to his country.
Cicely Davis, who faces Omar for the Minnesota seat, added“Qatar – a country you know well – plays Islamic prayers on the intercom before their planes take off. They have a designated prayer area and the coordinates of Mecca are displayed on the screens. It’s not a problem. The problem is that you hate Christians and Jews and a lot of Muslims.”
Twitter user and filmmaker Jonathan Kołodziej Durand chimed in on the conversation and said he saw the group dealing with Ukrainians earlier in the month.
He wrote“I just spent a week volunteering at Przemysl train station in Poland just across the border from Ukraine and saw the same people there. They were playing with stranded Ukrainian refugees for hours at waiting for the transport, who had just fled the bombardments of Kharkiv and Mariupol.”