In a raging sermon against the government’s push to get Americans vaccinated, pro-Trump pastor Greg Locke declared that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is “nonsense” and vowed to kick anyone out who wears a mask.
In his Sunday morning sermon, the right-wing pastor descended into a blistering tirade against “godless Democrats” and the Biden administration, claiming the federal government is getting ready for “round two” of pandemic lockdown.
He also vowed to fight any effort to shut down his Global Vision Bible Church, warning health officials not to knock on his door and ask if he’s received a COVID-19 vaccine, saying they’ll be “serving frosties in Hell” before he’ll consider shutting down his church over recent spikes in the so-called Delta variant of the virus.
“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,” Locke told the cheering audience, according to Newsweek. “I will ask you to leave. I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church.”
“I don’t need to be a jerk for Jesus, but…I’m not going to kowtow down to a wicked godless culture,” Locke continued, sparking raucous applause. “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!”
Locke used several New Testament stories about Jesus in order to convey his overall point that today’s adults need to be willing to offend friends and family in order to uphold their values. The ardently pro-Trump pastor urged attendees to “stir the pot” when they feel too many people agree with them in Facebook posts.
As noted by Newsweek, Locke’s accusations against the Biden administration and Democratic lawmakers have included his claims that Vice President Kamala Harris is a “jezebel demon” and that the administration is overseeing “child-trafficking tunnels” beneath Washington, D.C.
“I ain’t playing their games, shut the nation down for a second time…it didn’t hurt the economy bad enough. You know what happens when they shut down private businesses? They open government businesses. The government isn’t hurting one bit,” Locke said, reiterating his longtime claim that the pandemic is a Democrat-led, political power grab.
“Yes, I’m narrow-minded…doesn’t matter to me what ‘The View’ says, what Oprah [Winfrey] says, what Whoopi [Goldberg] says, what [Pastor] Joel Osteen says. If you want to social distance, go to First Baptist Church but don’t come to this one! I’m done with it, I said I’m done with it,” Locke said Sunday.
“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,” he added, according to the report.