HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) – The nation has hit 900,000 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began, but that hasn’t stopped a Tennessee pastor from banning the wearing of masks at his church. He was in Wiregrass on Friday to air his often controversial posts.
Despite the rain and cold, Pastor Greg Locke was greeted by a crowd of more than 100 people in Gordon, Alabama. The controversial Tennessee pastor has made national headlines and been kicked off Twitter for spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He’s a false prophet,” Pastor Locke said of himself. “Did y’all see that Google said he was worth $129,000,000? Google says men can get pregnant, so get a hold of yourself! Google is in bed with the others.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pastor Greg Locke has made many controversial comments regarding the virus, even declaring his congregation a mask-free church.
“If they go through the second round and you start showing all these masks and all this nonsense, I will ask you to leave,” Locke said last summer during a sermon at his church. “I don’t play these Democratic games in this church.”
Despite his rhetoric, the crowd at Mt. Zion Church in Gordon cheered and cheered for every word he said.
“And a lot of them said Pastor Greg Locke is the most hated pastor in America,” Locke said. “It just makes me want to grab a cup of Dunkin Donuts and cry out to the Lord.”
In September, Locke was banned from Twitter for spreading misinformation about COVID-19. However, despite this ban, the pastor received a lot of support beyond his church. This includes subscribers throughout the county, including residents of Alabama.
“We’ve had more witches show up to our I’m talking about adult witches. I’m not talking nonsense about the Wizard of Oz,” Locke said. “I’m talking about witches in their own right who show up at our church with crystals, spells, vexes and hexes.”
WDHN tried to speak with the Faith Over Fear Revival pastor, although he was asked to attend the event Locke asked us to leave, as he tried to pray and heal someone who had a medical problem.
“I’ve never had so many people hate me in my entire life but let me tell you something that doesn’t worry me because I’m not leaving until I get caught up in the glory of God,” said Pastor Locke.
Chants of Amen and Hallelujah for Pastor Greg Locke were heard among the crowd, which came from all over the southeast.
“CNN has been to our church seven times, you think after attending that long we would get married. These liberal fiends, they slander us,” Locke said.
Each stood in the rain and cold to hear the pastor despite his often controversial messages and most said they would continue to follow him no matter what he preaches.
“Vice News called today, News Week misquoted me, Time Magazine, The Independent, Reddit, everyone you can imagine, everyone you can imagine,” Locke said. “Did you see Pastor Greg Locke having a book burning? Who else burned books but Hitler? »