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Santa-Hating Pastor Coming To DFW

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FORT WORTH (CBS11) - David Grisham, the Amarillo pastor who preaches an anti-Santa Claus message inside malls, told CBS11 he is coming to Dallas-Fort Worth to do his thing.

He said he will come into town, scout the area malls, then decide which one he wants to do it in and when.

Officials from several malls in the area told CBS11 they are aware of his intentions. None of the mall spokespeople would address the Grisham situation specifically, but they did offer information on their policies regarding disruptions.

A spokesperson for Hulen Mall issued a statement that said in part, "If someone is causing a disruption, they will first be asked to stop and eventually asked to leave."

CBS11 spoke with people on Sundance Square who said they agree with free speech, but potentially ruining the holiday spirit for young kids is an inconsiderate thing to do.

"Preaching Jesus, there is no problem with that, but if he wants to take the joy from the kids that's not good," said Willy Stewart.

Grisham has been quoted as saying he is out to preach about Jesus and debunk stories of the man in the red suit.

"I'm pretty big into Jesus myself but I manage to find room for Santa Claus, too," said Fort Worth resident Susan Metzger.

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