The Black Santa Claus? Former Homeless Man Provides Lights, Cash for Christmas

Curtis Butler III paid light bills for twenty people at Georgia Power.
Curtis Butler III (right) hugs a woman whose electricity bill he’d just paid.

The “black” Santa Claus, whose real name is Curtis Butler III, spent his time last year sleeping in his car and waiting to die. He twice overdosed on pills and alcohol in an attempt to relieve himself of misery and loneliness after losing contact with his children upon returning to the United States after serving two tours in Iraq.

Butler, 45, was initially denied his military benefits, which lead to him having no income and having nothing at all — except a car and the clothes on his back. “I figured nobody cared about me,” Butler recalls. “I had to worry about paying bills. I didn’t love myself or anyone else.”

After struggling for quite some time, Butler finally received approval for his military benefits and began to turn his life around. Thanks to his struggle, 20 people standing in line at Georgia Power electric company were able to have their electric bill paid on Monday. As he stood in line to pay his own electric bill, he overheard a couple complaining about their $230 electric bill and offered to pay it for them. After paying their bill, he went on to pay the electricity bill for 19 other people, dishing out approximately $2,000 when he finished.

In case you’re wondering, Butler is not wealthy at all, but he felt compelled to do something for those in despair. “This was the anniversary of me being homeless and now I am putting smiles on other people’s faces,” Butler said. Genice Harris happened to be one of the 20 people standing in line to get her bill paid. When Butler heard about her electricity being cut off, he paid her bill and gave her money to purchase her children Christmas presents. He told Harris: “…your kids can’t open their presents on Christmas morning with no lights on… And now, they have more money for food or presents.”

Butler further illustrated his life that has drastically changed for the better in just one year: “I have been there and done it, been close to eating out of trash cans….I was the one on the street with my hand out asking for some change,” Butler told ABC News. “God put me in that predicament, so that one day I could help others.”

If you’re interested in supporting Butler, you can purchase his book that illustrates life with post traumatic stress disorder. “PTSD: My Story, Please Listen!” and can be purchased by clicking here. “Just because we have PTSD, doesn’t mean we are not good people,” Butler said. “We come back from fighting in a war and we can’t get a job… It is hard to tell your kid that ‘I can’t support you because I am homeless after fighting for our country.'”

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    Let’s start with Mark 10: 13-15, which reads: The Little Children and Jesus

    13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. Mark 14 reads: “When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 15 reads: “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

    Key words: ENTER IT…did this pedophile caucasoid ‘jesus’ wanted the little children to ENTER unto him? Why did he want to TOUCH the little children with his hands? Why did he get mad (indignant) at his disciples because they didn’t want him to TOUCH the little childen?

    THIS santa/satan shyt needs to CEASE by our people. The only people, who are making money are these satanic devils, who got you negroids fvcked up!!!

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    My point: Was this caucasoid ‘jesus’ a pedophile? Check out these versus:
    Luke 18: 15-16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
    17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
    Forbide: to prohibit (a person) in a forceful or authoritative manner (from doing something or having something)
    Look at all the pedophilia that is occurring at these entertainment centers (churches) nowadays!!! Look at the screachas, who are brainwashing their flock, while they continue to misuse, abuse, and accuse those wrong doings, on OTHERS, when they are caught!!!
    The religion of xianity is a FALSE religion, and Black people need to separate from this heathenistic religion, and also these heathenistic heII-a-days (holidays). They are all evil, and promote devil worship. Why is the word ‘satan’ capitalized, if “god” is supposed to be in control of the world? Even the word ‘devil’ pops up to be capitialized!!! IS “god” the “devil”?
    The devil [satan/santa] is a master of disguise. He can make things appear to look good, pleasant, and seemingly so innocent, but yet, they are DEADLY! The bible says in 2 Corinthians 11:14, “And no marvel; for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” He does not appear with horns and a pitch fork breathing fire. He might just appear as a pleasant, friendly, fellow, with “a broad face and a round little belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. . .”
    This is “satan claus”, which is another name for the devil or wickedness. The words “old saint nick” means “old satan devil.” They use to call satan , which is (another word for saint)… “old devil”. If you notice, they NEVER or seldom show the BROWN RUDOLPH reindeer any longer. Everything on tell-a-LIE-vision about xmess is red or white, and there is no Black satan/santa claus’, NO WHERE IN SITE ON tell-a-LIE-vision.
    Why is that ‘god’ y’all negroids serve not doing a da*mn thing to HELP you negroids? The ONLY people, he is ‘ saving’ and taking care of are HIS people, which are the caucasoids!!! Even when they murder you chicken-hearted negroids, he still make sure; they don’t go to jail!!! JUST LOOK AROUND HOW THESE YANKEES AND PIGS ARE KILLING US!!!
    Stop imitating your enemies, and start doing for self. When you get a business; see how many mexicans, asians, arabs, and people from india, who will give you their money? But, negroids LOVE to RUN to these foreigners outlets during these heII-a-days!
    KEEP DREAMING OF A white xmess, and “let it snow”!!!

  4. Nothing else I can say except God bless this man now and forever!

  5. Wonderful man to have endured so much and still blessing someone else. The times I'm able I try and give to others who aren't but I assure you,you even have to pray about that. I fed families,gave them clothes for their back and rides to appointments and they still broke in my house and stole from me tv,computer,jewelry and etc. So God Bless Him

  6. Funny that little good that's left of this world doesn't spark much interest r i'll b the first to comment..God is Great n God Bless U Mr. Curtis Butler..U truly deserve every Blessing that comes ur way!!::~}}

  7. Not much but sharing what you do have

  8. ok yes this is the positive that needs to be shared!