Jesus vs. Santa showdown concerns CA. residents

(NBC) - A California man calls his Christmas display art, but neighbors say it's just offensive.

Ron Lake, tired of the consumer-centric focus on Christmas, fashioned a statue of Jesus holding a double-barreled shotgun. The gun is pointed toward a figure of a dead Santa on the ground.

For good measure, there's a stuffed Rudolf lying on the hood of a pick-up truck. Lake says he hopes this forces parents to explain the true meaning of Christmas to their kids.

Some who have seen the display have called police asking that they force lake to take it down.

Police say they can't because Lake hasn't broken any laws.

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