Aaron Urbanski of Texas was arrested Saturday for trespassing on a church-sponsored event. According to Cleburne, Texas police, Urbanski was protesting at the church for sponsoring an event titled, “Breakfast with Santa.” Witnesses at the event say Urbanski screamed at parents, “Santa is not real.”
On Saturday morning, St. Mark United Methodist Church of Cleburne hosted a pancake breakfast and visited with Santa. Parents brought children to the event to see the hefty Christmas gift man. On their way into the church, three men stood outside protesting.
According to a report on NBCDFW, parent Heather Johnson said that three men were outside of the church holding signs. Johnson said one of the men confronted her. The man asked her if she allows her child to believe in Santa and if her children know about Jesus.
Johnson told reporters she asked the men not to ruin Christmas for her children. After she made the statement, the man got angry and shouted to the children that Santa wasn’t real. Additionally, the man told her she was wrong from allowing her children to believe in Santa.
Staff asked the men to leave the property multiple times. However, the men refused to leave. When police arrived, authorities asked the men to disperse from the church. Two of the men with Urbanski left, but Urbanski remained outside of the event.
Eventually, police arrested Urbanski for trespassing. Police booked Urbanski into Johnson County Law Enforcement Center. No bond was set.
A quick search of Urbanski on social media shows that he has a history of protesting secular events. In dozens of photos, Urbanski is shown holding signs protesting Halloween, parades, divorce, drunkenness, adultery, and pre-marital sex.
Several of the photos show Urbanski holding a megaphone preaching about God.
His protests don’t just extend to parades and children’s events. Urbanski and his group protest sporting events, pastors that host “false teachers,” and events hosted by the LGBTQ+.
What church Urbanski belongs to remains unclear. However, the events he attends are with the same men each time. Photos posted on his Facebook show small bible studies at a kitchen table suggesting the group may be a small radical sect of Christianity.
Court records for Urbanski show his only other brushes with the law have been speeding tickets. Criminal trespassing is a Class B misdemeanor. If Urbanski is convicted of the crime, he faces up to a $2,000 fine and 180 days in jail.
Following the arrest of Urbanski, Cleburne Mayor, Scott Cain, stated the town would provide extra security for a Christmas parade scheduled for Sunday evening. On Cain’s public Facebook he said,
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