Anti-gay pastor defies social distancing to host live reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion starring his teen son
In a series of words we never thought could be strung together, an anti-gay right-wing American pastor defied social distancing orders amid the coronavirus pandemic to host a live reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion starring his teenage son and daughter as Jesus and Mary.
Greg Locke, who recently tweeted that there has “never been a [coronavirus] pandemic” and it is, instead, a “calculated effort to destroy America with fear”, somehow, has refused to comply with the advice from health experts to halt his church sermons.
— Pastor Greg Locke (@pastorlocke) April 10, 2020
Right-wing pastor shows off his son and ‘nearly 18-year-old’ daughter reenacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
On Friday afternoon, the pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee defied guidelines and held the tribute featuring his 16-year-old son as Jesus and his 17-year-old daughter as Mary.
While Tennesse lawmakers and authorities have urged non-essential services, businesses and operations to stall to curb the climbing coronavirus caseloads, Locke vowed to carry on.
In the footage on Locke’s mobile phone, he gives a tour of the Good Friday service, showing his children and other community leaders and churchgoers in different roles as Lydia Laird’s “Where Your Heart Is” blasts from a speaker system behind him.
His son is shown to the camera in the role of Jesus Christ who has a foot stand while perched on the cross.
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He described how “hundreds of people” have driven by the reenactment, on 2060 Old Lebanon Dirt Road in Mt Juliet, to snap photographs.
Greg Locke’s church is hosting a knife defence class in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s important for us to remain open,” he said, “it’s not because we’re trying to prove a point.”
Locke, who once used his finite time on this planet whirring around the void of deep space to say that the criticism Straight Pride parades have faced shows that the LGBT+ community are “looking for domination”, is keeping his church open in the midst of a public health crisis so it can host knife fighting sessions.
On May 2, according to Eventbrite, Global Vision Bible Church will host a seminar on “knife defence and the nearly lost art of knife fighting”.
Tickets cost $25, and organisers recommend that those attending the session open to under-18s with an accompanying guardian wear “something you would wear for a casual walk in the park”.