A Pastor from Texas may have ruined Christmas for a large group of children when he went to the Westgate Mall in Amarillo this past Saturday and told kids standing in line waiting to meet Santa Claus that Saint Nick isn’t real.
David Grisham of Last Frontier Evangelism posted a three-minute video of himself yelling to children that Santa is not real and that Christmas is really about the birth of Jesus Christ.
“Kids, I want to tell you today that there is no such thing as Santa Claus,” he told the children. “The Christmas season is about Jesus. Jesus was born 2,016 years ago. He was born in a manger in a small town called Bethlehem. And that’s the truth about Christmas.”
“The man you’re going to see today is just a man in a suit, dressed up like Santa, but Santa does not exist,” he continued. “Santa’s not real. And parents you all need to stop lying to your children and telling them that Santa Claus is real when in fact he’s not.”
Parents stood in line with their kids shocked until a few fathers finally approached Grisham.
“Quit talking this mess, you understand me?” one dad said. “I’ve got my kids over there, we don’t need you coming over here blabbing whatever it is you’re blabbing.”
The pastor accused the parents of committing a “sin” by “lying” to their children about Santa.
In a statement to the Huffington Post on Sunday, the mall acknowledged Grisham’s behavior:
“We want everyone at our shopping center to have an enjoyable experience. All of the shoppers are expected to follow our code of conduct and will be asked to leave our premises if they don’t follow these rules.”
A video of the pastor’s rant can be seen below:
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