Plane passengers ‘take control’ of flight to sing Christian songs

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This is the moment mixed reactions from passengers were captured as Christian singers sang ‘30,000 feet in the air’ gospel music, sparking debates about the nature of online worship.

Video posted to social media shows crowds on the plane – which some say was on its way to Germany – singing about Jesus, with a man playing a guitar.

The clip, posted by Jack Jensz Jr. was captioned “We’re taking this flight for Jesus!” and has over 205,100 views.

This is the moment mixed reactions from passengers were captured as Christian singers sang gospel music ‘30,000 feet in the air’

It is unconfirmed whether the flight was on a commercial airline where some passengers simply broke into singing, whether everyone traveling was from the same religious group, or whether permission was sought from others or any crew at the prior.

Some people on the plane didn’t seem amused by the seemingly impromptu in-flight entertainment, however.

On social media, Mr Jensz – who according to Daily Dot appears to be a pastor – describes himself as the founder of the religious organization Kingdom Realm Ministries, based in Philadelphia, United States.

However, his social media suggests he spent part of the last week in Germany and across Europe, where his flight may have been heading, TMZ reports.

He and his wife have been posting about working along the Ukrainian border in recent weeks.

Comments online particularly highlighted the reaction of one man, saying he looked annoyed as he stared directly at the camera in the short clip that passes over the cabin.

Online comments pointed to one man's reaction

TikTok users commented that the man in the blue shirt didn't seem enthusiastic

Some people on the plane didn’t seem amused by the seemingly impromptu in-flight entertainment, however.

“Poor guy in green and blue checkered shirt: figuratively I am him. He is me,” one comment read.

Another added: “The guy in the blue shirt is two seconds away from jumping out of the plane.”

Although the video was posted a week ago, it has sparked debate on social media as some have argued the act is “pushing” beliefs on people and others have suggested that Jews or Muslims would have received a major backlash if they were to do the same.

Ilhan Omar, US Representative for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District – who is Muslim – tweeted the clip saying, “I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I’m in a airplane. How do you think this will end?

A comment from TikTok said, “I’m a Christian and I don’t believe in forcing this on anyone, pray privately at your own pace.”

“I am a Christian but there is definitely a time and a place,” added another user.

Ilhan Omar, US Representative for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District - who is Muslim - tweeted the clip

Ilhan Omar, US Representative for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District – who is Muslim – tweeted the clip

Video posted to social media shows crowds on the plane - which some say was on its way to Germany - sing about Jesus, with a man playing a guitar

Video posted to social media shows crowds on the plane – which some say was on its way to Germany – sing about Jesus, with a man playing a guitar

However, not all were so disparaged by the performance. A Twitter commenter said: ‘I find nothing wrong with this video. On the contrary, I have mega respect for the people playing and singing. ‘Preach the gospel to the whole world’.’

But most other users weren’t impressed either, with some even saying they would have “opened the emergency exit” or asked for a refund.

“And people are talking about kids on flights,” one comment noted.

Mr Jensz also came under fire after posting another video on TikTok in which he and his wife Lily Jensz encouraged people on a train to become religious, saying that “when you invite Jesus into your life, you not only get life eternal, but you also obtain peace’.

The couple continued: “With God, that doesn’t mean bad things won’t happen…but it does mean that we don’t have to be influenced in our hearts.”

Many people online are speculating that it is a train with Ukrainian refugees, as the couple recently posted about helping people along the Polish-Ukrainian border , but this is unconfirmed.

Sharing the clip, one Twitter user said: “So the group that tortured people on the plane with their ‘cult’ songs also harassed people on trains on the same trip.”

MailOnline has contacted Jack Jensz for a comment.

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