Pas­tor films him­self telling chil­dren that Santa isn’t real

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

A Texas pas­tor un­leashed an an­tiSanta rant on chil­dren wait­ing to see St. Nick at Amar­illo’s West­gate Mall in a now-vi­ral video posted Satur­day.

David Gr­isham of Re­pent Amar­illo and Last Fron­tier Evan­ge­lism filmed him­self telling the kids that Santa isn’t real and that Christ­mas is about the birth of Je­sus Christ.

More than a minute into his tirade, some of the par­ents con­fronted Mr. Gr­isham. In a mes­sage ac­com­pa­ny­ing the video on his Face­book page, Mr. Gr­isham claimed to have been “as­saulted” by a par­ent.

His video has been viewed more than 2.7 mil­lion times.

The mall ac­knowl­edged Mr. Gr­isham’s be­hav­ior Sun­day in a state­ment to The Huff­in­g­ton Post. The mall’s code of con­duct pro­hibits any kind of be­hav­ior that dis­turbs the peace.

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