Most of you have probably heard of Greg Locke and many of you are probably, at least in part, familiar with the controversy surrounding his church affair, divorcing his wife, and marrying his church secretary. If not, you can read more about that here. But Locke has an even larger social media following because he’s politically conservative and outspoken, despite his disqualification as a pastor.
Nonetheless, he still leads a church.
Online, though, his followers don’t follow him for gospel advice, biblical exegesis, or devotional bible studies — they follow him because he speaks harshly against leftism, tyranny, and government overreach. He’s known for his hard words against the LGBTQ movement, against social justice, and against various other progressive trends making their way into society. For many, he’s a voice for the voiceless, he’s that guy that says what everyone else is thinking but are afraid to say out loud.
Yet, more often than not, Locke finds himself brewed up in some other kind of controversy and saying too much. In a recent video, Locke explains how he told a Dunkin Donuts worker — who told him he wouldn’t be served unless he wore a facemask –that he was going to use his boots to kick her teeth down her throat. Of course, the worker was only doing her job, most likely has no political opinion on the matter, and is just trying to pay her bills. Greg Locke, who masquerades as a shepherd of God’s people, should have acted in a godly way. Instead, he demonstrated the rebellion of a demonic influencer.
Personally, I am in staunch opposition to the mask rule. But stores and store owners have the right to enforce whatever rules they choose on their own property. If you don’t like it, you have the right to take your business elsewhere, as I do. But to go after an employee who is just trying to do her job is simply stupid.