Georgia Pastor: ‘Santa Is Satan’
The Born Again Independent Baptist Church in Harlem, Georgia, put up a sign reading “Santa is Satan.” That won’t scare kids, no siree.
[su_center_ad]Pastor Edward Carothers told WRDW, “We believe that Santa Claus is robbing Christ of his glory.”
During a sermon the pastor explained the sign after people took notice of it.
“We have come to the point where we have replaced Jesus Christ and his birthday with a fictitious character named ‘Santa’ and we have lifted him up instead of lifting up the savior,” Carothers said.
“No, no, no. Not by a hundred miles. It’s amazing to me that people would get this upset over a fictitious creature,” told News 12 in response to residents becoming upset over the sign.
“They grow up believing in Santa Claus, they grow up believing in the Tooth Fairy, they grow up believing in the Easter Bunny, they grow up in some homes believing in Jesus Christ. Well when they get older they find out the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus ain’t real. So, what about this fourth person called Jesus?” he said.
“You look all over the country and people have Santa Claus and reindeer and everything else up but no Jesus,” the pastor said.
“As much as they’re offended by me and my little sign those three letters that were put on my sign so am I offended by Jesus Christ being denied who he is on the day we celebrate his birth,” Carothers said.
He has a message for those offended by the sign.
“I want them to know that we believe in Jesus and we’re going to lift up and magnify him on his birthday. It’s his birthday. It’s not Santa’s birthday,” he said.
Actually, the 25th is not really Jesus’s birthday. Christmas was originally a Pagan holiday.
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