AMARILLO, Texas — A pastor went on an anti-Santa Claus rant in front of a line of children waiting to Kris Kringle in a Texas mall.
Evangelical pastor David Grisham filmed himself at the Westgate Mall as he shouted at the kids.
“Kids, I want to tell you today that there is no such thing as Santa Claus,” Grisham told people waiting in line to get Christmas photos. “Santa Claus does not exist. The Christmas season is about Jesus.
“The man you’re going to see today is just a man in a suit dressed up like Santa.”
He posted the video to his Facebook page Saturday.
It’s not the first time Grisham has done the stunt. According to The Washington Post, Grisham has been shouting at people across the county for nearly a decade.
“Don’t lie to your children and tell them there’s such a thing as Santa, when you know in reality that there are no flying reindeer, there is no workshop at the North Pole — that you buy all the gifts and put them under the tree.”
Numerous parents confronted Grisham, asking him stop.
“I got my kids over there. We don’t need you coming over here blabbing whatever the hell you’re blabbing,” a parent was heard saying in the video.
Shoppers took to the mall’s Facebook page to express their anger. The mall manager told CNN, “absolutely we would tell him to leave if he did this thing again.”
The pastor said he will do the same thing at other malls.AlertMe