“I said, ‘If you call me a liar one more time, I’m going to take these work boots and I’m going to kick your teeth down your throat.’ Yes, I said it. And in the moment, I meant it.
“I said, ‘Sir, listen to me very closely, I will be back at 5 o’clock tonight to get my two medium coffees, seven creams, and five sugars and I will be back tonight and I will not be wearing a mask.’”
“I’ll go to jail over this. It is the golden calf. I’m sick of Christians saying things like this: ‘Well, it’s just a mask.’ You know what they used to say? ‘Oh, it’s just a baby, it’s just a zygote, it’s just a growth in the mother’s womb so let’s kill it.
“No, it’s not just a mask, it’s a compliance device. This is not about safety, this is about surrendering of our rights.
“Can I remind you? This is still the United States of America. This is not communism. This is not China, this ain’t North Korea, I don’t live in Haiti. Trump 2020! I’m a pastor and I approve this message.” – Far-right hate Pastor Greg Locke.
Locke has previously gone viral for similar rants about Starbucks cups and Target bathrooms. Renowned in Christian circles for his vehement opposition to divorce, in 2018 he divorced his wife of 21 years and quickly married a much younger church secretary.