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Anti-LGBTQ pastor claims he has found 6 witches infiltrating his church

Far-right pastor Greg Locke warns that witches have infiltrated his church
Far-right pastor Greg Locke warns that witches have infiltrated his church Photo: Screenshot, Twitter

Far-right anti-LGBTQ pastor Greg Locke – who recently held an actual book-burning  – believes six witches have infiltrated his Tennessee church, the Global Vision Bible Church. He says if they don’t leave he will tell everybody who they are.

“We’ve got first and last names of six witches that are in our church, and you know what’s strange? Three of you are in this room right now. Three of you in the room right now,” he said in a sermon to thunderous applause.

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He went on to make sure these so-called “witches” knew he was not afraid as he screamed louder and louder.

“You better look in my eyeballs, ’cause we ain’t afraid of you, you stinkin’ witch, you devil-worshipping Satanist witch. We cast you out in the name of Jesus Christ. We break your spells, we break your curse. We got your first name, we got your last name, we even got an address for one of you.”

He didn’t stop there, continuing to scream and rile up the crowd.

“You so much as cough wrong, and I’ll expose you in front of everybody in this tent, you stinkin’ witch! You were sent to this church to destroy us. You were sent to this church to lure us in. You were sent to this church to cast spell – listen, some of you been sick? Cause you befriended that witch.”

Locke went on to say that two of the “witches” are in his wife’s Bible study group and if they don’t get out he is going to “expose you in front of everybody.”

He then said if they don’t leave, he’s going to provide six brooms so they can fly away.

“You got a choice. You can leave with your spells, all by yourself, or I’ll show up next Sunday with a stage full of brooms, and I’ll give you one and I’ll fly your tail up out of this place in the name of Jesus. But we ain’t playing your spell castin’, witchcraft nonsense sage-burning games.”

Earlier this month, Locke held a book-burning outside of Nashville, telling congregants to go out to a bonfire set up outside the church because, “God is taking note and so is the Devil!”

Among the books burned were Harry Potter and Disney products. The former has been criticized by conservative Christians for promoting witchcraft and the latter for supporting LGBTQ equality in the workplace.

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