A man who told children that Santa Claus isn’t real was apprehended for trespassing outside a Cleburne, Texas church on Saturday. Law enforcement say that church was hosting a "breakfast with Santa event" as the man, 31-year-old Aaron Urbanski, protested, according to the Associated Press.
A trespassing complaint against Urbanski was filed with the police, and he was subsequently arrested after he reportedly declined to leave. Urbanski was then booked and charged with criminal trespass.
Cleburne’s mayor, Scott Cain took to Facebook to discuss the event. “Don’t Mess With Santa!” he exclaimed.
“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," he continued. "Guess they wanted coal in their stockings to go with a court appearance.”
In other Christmas-related controversy, a Cleveland radio station that exclusively broadcasts Christmas music, has banned Frank Loesser's 1944 tune "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from their playlist. While the song has been covered by many artists and is often considered to be a holiday classic, certain lyrics ("I simply must go, but baby it's cold outside/The answer is no, but baby it's cold outside") have been criticized as being predatory.