A Tennessee minister threatens to expel masked church members from the congregation

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  • Tennessee minister Greg Rock threatened to expel mask wearers from his church.

  • He told his congregation on Sunday that they would be asked to leave if they appeared with masks.

  • Locke is known for preaching that COVID is a fake pandemic and vaccines are fraudulent.

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A Tennessee preacher imposes his own maskman date-he demands that his entire congregation be maskless or expelled from service.

According to local media Lexington HeraldReverend Greg Rock told Nashville-based Global Vision Bible Church church attendees that they would not be allowed to attend worship services if they wore face covers.

“You begin to show up (together) all these masks and all nonsense, I ask you to leave,” Locke told his congregation during him. Sermon on Sunday, July 25.. “I haven’t played these Democratic games in this church.”

He also beat the minister he accused Refrain from baptizing people for COVID And he vowed to keep his church open regardless of government orders.

“They will serve Frosty in hell before we close this place, just because the devil-possessed rich government told us to do so,” Locke said. .. “Don’t believe the nonsense of this delta variant.”

Locke mentioned additional measures being considered by local lawmakers to protect the community as the number of COVIDs skyrocketed. Maskman Date in Tennessee, where the church is located, It was lifted in May.

but, July 14th Tennessee Parliamentarian Asked Governor Bill Lee to revise the state’s COVID strategy. These proposals include renewing mask regulations and strengthening contact tracing efforts, especially after the state reports a sudden surge in 771 COVID cases within 24 hours.

But this isn’t the first time Locke has made a controversial statement about COVID. Last July, Charlotte Observer Reported by Locke He insisted he was willing to “go to jail” Before temporarily closing the church to comply with pandemic guidelines.

Locke is also known to preach that COVID is a fake pandemic and vaccines are fraudulent. CNN..

The preacher is not a stranger to the controversy.He remade the news April 2020When he ignored the social distance measurement to recreate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ with his 16-year-old son playing the role of Jesus and his 17-year-old daughter disguised as Mary.

Separately, NBC affiliate WSM VTV In an interview with Locke in January this year, he said he was “praying and preaching” on the steps of the US Capitol. January 6 Riot..

“People just say, stay in your church, stay in your pulpit, and talk about Jesus,” Locke told NBC Nashville affiliates. “I think the church has been handed over to cowards long enough, and I want people who have a strong voice to listen to them, and I’m willing to work and go to jail for that job. I have.”

Insider reported on July 24th The number of new COVID infections in the United States approaches 50,000 per day, the highest number since May. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has become: Consider new measures To suppress the spread.

NS Estimated 83% Of the new COVID cases reported in the United States Rapidly expanding delta variant, This is much more contagious than the original COVID variant.

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