Daniel Whyte III says Greg Locke is the classic “gung-ho foolish faith talk” pastor who is now declaring he will ban poor saints and sinners who wear facemasks from coming to his church and says he’s ‘sick’ of hearing about ‘this delta variant nonsense.’ This kind of “gung-ho foolish faith talk” has caused many pastors, church staff members, and worse, church members to die because this pastor and many other pastors do not understand that this plague is chastisement against the church because of her foolishness, sin, and evil. Pastors who like to follow other pastors, please do not follow this pastor lest you be guilty of putting your parishioners in harm’s way. Make sure you are doing what the Lord is leading you to do and not what other pastors are doing. Jesus Christ said in Revelation 3:19,
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”
A firebrand Tennessee pastor said he would ban churchgoers who insist on wearing masks, as he denied the existence of the Delta COVID variant and called COVID mandates ‘Democrat games.’
Speaking from a red-and-white striped circus tent in Mt. Juliet, about 20 miles east of downtown Nashville, Pastor Greg Locke told his congregation: ‘Don’t believe this Delta variant nonsense. Stop it! Stop it!
‘If they go through round two and you start showing up with all these masks and nonsense, I will ask you to leave,’ he said in his sermon on Sunday, which was streamed live to YouTube.
‘I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church,’ Locke continued, chastising other pastors who have followed COVID protocols, calling them: ‘A bunch of pastors talking about how much they want to see people heal, and they’re afraid to baptize people because of a Delta variant – I’m sick of it.
‘I don’t need to be a jerk for Jesus, but I’m not going to kowtow down to a wicked godless culture.
‘Here’s what the left has told us: “If you comply, you compromise, if you comply, eventually you’ll get in our good graces.” But no, you’ll never be able to comply enough.’
He then claimed the Democrats shut down the country during the pandemic for their own personal gain.
‘I ain’t playing their games, shut the nation down for a second time,’ Locke told the Global Vision Bible Church, ‘It didn’t hurt the economy bad enough.
‘You know what happens when they shut down private businesses?’ he asked. ‘They open government businesses. The government isn’t hurting one bit.
‘Yes, I’m narrow minded,’ he continued, ‘doesn’t matter to me what The View says, what Oprah says, what Whoopi says, what Joel Osteen says.
‘If you want to social distance, go to First Baptist Church, but don’t come to this one,’ Locke said. ‘I’m done with it, I said I’m done with it.
‘They’re talking about shutting down this nation for round two, talking about masking everybody back up, shutting down churches, hey, my hind leg if they think they’re going to shut this church down.’
Locke added: ‘They will be serving Frostys in Hell before we shut this place down, just because a buck-wild, demon-possessed government tells us to.’
Locke has gained fame among the far-right for his controversial statements about COVID and his claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, traveling around the country to give sermons and speeches.
He has promoted the QAnon conspiracy, which states that high-ranking officials and Hollywood elites are engaged in a child sex trafficking ring that Trump was elected to stop.
In a sermon last month, he said: ‘I don’t care what you think about fraudulent Sleepy Joe, He’s a sex-trafficking, demon-possessed mongrel. He ain’t no better than the Pope and Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks and the rest of that wicked crowd.
‘God is going to bring the whole house down,’ he said. ‘He’s going to expose all these bunch of pedophiles.’
He later asked himself: ‘Do you honestly believe, Pastor Locke, that the military uncovered tunnels beneath the Capitol building and beneath the White House. Do you really believe they found kids.
‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘Both live ones and dead ones.’
Locke has also repeatedly called the pandemic a hoax and has refused to comply with guidance from public health officials, according to the Washington Post.
In July 2020, he posted on Facebook that the church was remaining open and people didn’t have to wear masks or social distance, claiming: ‘I don’t care if they sent the military, they roll up in there with tanks … ladies and gentleman, we are staying open.’
At the time, though, the Charlotte Observer reports, Tennessee health officials recommended faith groups hold their services remotely.
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Source: By Melissa Koenig for Dailymail.com