Texas Man Arrested For Telling Kids Santa Isn’t Real
A Texas man was arrested this weekend for protesting a church's "Breakfast with Santa" event by telling kids the man in the red suit wasn't real. Most people would agree that letting your kids believe Christmas magic like Santa should be a parent's choice. But three men in Texas decided to take the matter into their own hands during a Santa event at a Texas church.
The St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Cleburne, Texas just south of Fort Worth was hosting a "Breakfast with Santa" event for kids. Three men, including 31-year-old Aaron Urbanski, showed up to the event with signs and started arguing with churchgoers outside of the church. One woman who attended the event told NBC DFW the men asked her if her kids knew about Jesus and yelled that Santa wasn't real. A police spokesperson told the Dallas News that the protestors were upset the church was lying to children about Santa Claus. Church officials asked the men to leave and two did but Urbanski refused. He was then arrested for causing a disturbance. The mayor of Cleburne, Scott Cain, said there will be more security at the city's Christmas parade and talked about Urbanski's arrest on his Facebook page,
"Don’t Mess With Santa! While I understand folks right to protest, Cleburne loves Santa and those protestors who were naughty and broke the law when they trespassed were arrested promptly. Guess they wanted coal in their stockings to go with a court appearance."
Urbanski has yet to comment on his arrest.