Tennessee Pastor Vows to Ban Mask-Wearing in Church: ‘Not Playing These Democrat Games’
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A firebrand Tennessee pastor has threatened to ban church members if they show up wearing masks.
Speaking to attendees at Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on Sunday, Pastor Greg Locke said, “Don’t believe this delta variant nonsense. Stop it! Stop it!” WKRN reported.
“If they go through round two and you start showing up in all these masks and all this nonsense, I’ll ask you to leave. I will ask you to leave,” Locke said in a service streamed on YouTube. “I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church. If you want to social distance, go to First Baptist Church, but don’t come to this one.
“Bunch of pastors talking about how much they want to see people heal. They’re afraid to baptize people because of a delta variant. I’m sick of it.”
Speaking in a red-and-white striped circus tent about 20 miles east of downtown Nashville, Locke told his congregation: “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,'” he said. “But no, you’ll never be able to comply enough.”
Locke said Democrats shut down the country during the COVID-19 pandemic for their own personal gain.
“I ain’t playing their games, shut the nation down for a second time,” Locke said. “It didn’t hurt the economy bad enough.