“If they go through round two and you start showing up (with) all these masks and all this nonsense, I will ask you to leave,” pastor Greg Locke told his Nashville-area congregation during a service on Sunday. “I will ask you to leave. I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church.”
“They will be serving Frosty’s in hell before we shut this place down,” he said. “We are staying open,” Locke said in his past Facebook video. “You ain’t gotta wear a mask. We’re not social distancing.”
“I ain’t playing these stupid games,” Locke said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. “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.”
The Tennessee-based Baptist pastor offered his latest tirade against “godless Democrats” and the Biden administration, claiming the federal government only wants “compliance,” and not improved public health, among Americans. Locke praised his own “narrow-minded” viewpoint toward the COVID-19 pandemic and vowed to fight any effort to shut down his Global Vision Bible Church. Locke said the Democrats “didn’t hurt the economy bad enough” during the pandemic and are now trying to manufacture a second lockdown.
“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. “I will ask you to leave. I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church.”