A Texas pastor has been slammed for dressing up as the Grinch and standing outside a primary school with a sign declaring “Santa is Fake. Jesus is Real.”

Christmas -killjoy David Harold Grisham decided he could no longer face watching children being ‘lied’ to about Santa’s existence. Standing outside Sleepy Hollow Elementary School in Amarillo, Texas, the “pastor” decided to preach what he believes to be the truth – that Santa is not in fact real.

Grisham was unable to provide any evidence for his controversial claim and faced the wrath of angry parents who didn’t want the real-life Grinch to steal their child’s seasonal joy – and their own too.


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But Grisham claims he was assaulted outside the school and that “police showed up in force” to block him from “exercising my first amendment rights as much as they could,” he said in a Facebook post.

In a video posted on Youtube Grisham can be heard saying “we shouldn’t lie to children” as a man – seemingly a parent – quickly walks towards him. After a short scuffle Grisham says “get off my stuff” before picking up his sign which has been partially ripped.

Grisham places his Grinch mask back on – apparently unaware that the story of the Grinch ends in the green Whoville resident loving Christmas more than anyone – and continues to hold his sign outside the school. Parents carried on shouting at the un-jolly man, who refused to budge from his position on the pavement.