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Sounds of Fundamentalism: Pastor Greg Locke Loses His Mind Over Being Required to Wear a Mask

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Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip of Greg Locke, pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee whining about being required to wear a mask at Dunkin Donuts. Locke somehow, some way compares mask wearing to abortion.

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Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    People like him are the reason the USA has an out of control pandemic on its hands. People are dying. (And personally people like him are the reason I am going to have to quarantine myself after I take my daughter to college in Tennessee and return home to New Jersey). I am just sick of these selfish dumba$$es who think wearing a mask is a big f%$&@!* imposition. What a whiny, selfish crybaby.

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      Charles S. Oaxpatu

      What colidge of nolidge in Tenase does yer dafter attend? Hit might be my alma tomato? Well, actually, Alma was my aunt. She grew up in Sumner County, which is located jist outsida Nashvull. I got a great colidge edjification in Tenase. I hopes yer dafter does to. I Johnny Majored in anthropology, but ma true fart wuz Englich. With some werk, I coulda been a grat rotter like you Road Block Chickie Poo.

      But seriously. How would you like to write a guest post for my blog? I cannot afford to pay you for it, but if you just like to write, I have a specific subject in mind—maybe two.

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    Brian Vanderlip

    Not all bullies are stupid but Greg Locke is both a raging bully and he is stupid. His ignorant rant demonstrates that evangelical belief does not help the bent brain; in many cases, evangelical belief confirms and supports ignorance and hatefulness. Haters will hate, some of them hating in the service of Jesus.

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    While not all evangelical Christians are like this guy, far too many are which should drive the final nail into the coffin which asserts that Christians are supernaturally changed for the better. If there really were a heaven filled with people like this wouldn’t that really be hell?

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    I’m sure they also have a ‘no shoes, no shirts’ policy. Wonder if he’ll be shedding those next. This isn’t the government telling him to wear a mask, it’s a place of business that has right to implement it’s own policies. He has a right to go somewhere else.

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    How telling that almost immediately he gets onto the big obsession, abortion. Just can’t help himself. I’m only surprised he didn’t shoehorn homosexuality into that little rant as well.

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    Diana Lesperance

    Greg Locke is not a fundamentalist Christian. He’s a spiritual adulterer. Where is the scripture that tells Christians not to wear masks? To not separate from those who are contagious (like lepers)? He’s adding his own doctrine to the Christian faith. He carries the name of Jesus, but he’s a false teacher who is bringing shame to God’s name. He’s an ADD-ulterer. When a person is a spiritual adulterer, it produces physical adultery, and that appears to be the case with Locke. Very frustrating and sad because he deceives the flock and causes faithful Christianity to be lumped together with his extra-biblical lies.

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      Bruce Gerencser

      By any objective standard, Greg Locke is a Fundamentalist Christian. He may not be your flavor of Fundamentalist, but he most certainly is one. I will leave it to Fundamentalists to fight amongst themselves over who is really “circumcised.”

      I can point you to countless Evangelical preachers who were orthodox in every way, yet they couldn’t keep their pants zipped up or their hands out of the till. Orthodoxy does not innoculate preachers from moral failure(and criminal behavior).

      I am an atheist — a former Evangelical preacher. I have no sympathy for Fundamentalism wherever it is found.

      Thank you for commenting.

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