Tennessee Pastor Greg Locke, a right-wing firebrand who’s made headlines throughout the pandemic, is now directing his attention and anger toward all things occult-related. That’s why he’s holding a “burning service” Wednesday night at Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, a suburb of Nashville. The pastor urges congregants to bring books and anything witchcraft-related so it can be destroyed in the flames.
Locke, a COVID-denier who’s been banned from Twitter for spreading misinformation, has been preaching a sermon series about deliverance. Last week’s message raised eyebrows because he equated autism with demon possession. In the pastor’s January 30 sermon, titled “The Price of True Deliverance,” he admonished listeners to “stop allowing demonic influences into your home.”
Pastor Greg Locke: ‘We’re Exposing the Kingdom of Darkness’
In a Facebook post Monday, Locke elaborates on the reasons for burning anything with ties to sorcery. Those items include “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” books and movies, tarot cards, healing crystals, spell books, Ouija boards, and “anything tied to the Masonic Lodge.”