'You will not wear masks in this church!' Tennessee pastor screams at congregation to 'not get vaccinated'
Pastor Greg Locke of the Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee ordered his congregation not to get vaccinated or wear masks.
During his Sunday sermon, Locke argued that the Covid-19 delta variant is a hoax and that President Joe Biden lost the election.
"I've been right about all of it!" Locke shouted. "Woo! Yes! Yes! These wicked fools don't win in the end. They don't win in the end. So all this fear bull crap is that. Bull crap! Say amen!"
"I am not apologizing for what I said on this platform last week," he continued. "The delta variant was nonsense then. It is nonsense now. You will not wear masks in this church! You will not wear masks in this church!"
Locke screamed: "Do not get vaccinated! Do not get vaccinated!"
The pastor then insisted that Biden's "days are numbered."
"I've told you the whole time this election was fraudulent!" he preached. "We've got so much proof. The only people that can deny it are crack-smoking, demon-possessed leftists."
In his crusade against vaccines, Locke has previously claimed that the shot contains "aborted fetal tissue."
But members of his own family have told CNN that they disagree with him.
"If you don't want to take a vaccination that's entirely up to you," Locke's cousin Chip Davis said. "But to spread misinformation about it is dead wrong, in my, in my opinion. And it could potentially lead to more loss of life."
Watch the video below.
Just a normal Sunday at Global Vision Bible Church as right-wing pastor Greg Locke literally screams at his congregation "do not get vaccinated" while saying that only "crack-smoking, demon-possessed leftists" think Biden is the legitimate president. pic.twitter.com/humGnQnBoC
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In a series of tweets on Sunday afternoon, Republican campaign consultant Steve Schmidt rained hell on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for joking to a gathering of Republicans on Saturday night that he would like to assault House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with the speaker's gavel one day.
According to the Washington Post's Michael Scherer, the senior Republican was gifted with an oversized gavel with "Fire Pelsoi" embossed on it at a GOP fundraising dinner in Tennessee and then proceeded to tell the crowd that he looks forward to the day when she hands him the speaker's gavel before joking, "It will be hard not to hit her with it but I will bang it down."
Linking to CNN's John Harwood's comment about the GOP leaders comment, Schmidt launched a full-on attack on McCarthy, writing, "he shouldn't be given the benefit of the doubt. He is one of the greatest bad faith actors to ever hold political power in this country," and then adding that McCarthy is "...manifestly unfit at a moral level."
You can see Schmidt's tweetstorm below:
a grandmother, a Constitutional Officer third in line to the Presidency, the Speaker of the House, @SpeakerPelosi.… https://t.co/divWO4zWE8— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627838515.0
broken faith with the ideals and ideas of the country in a sick partnership with Trump. They are the leader of a Na… https://t.co/4K0I9z0BwD— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627838515.0
Trump has found his fanatics. McCarthy has embraced them and violence is always at the core of these movements. Non… https://t.co/cxnHZFF88A— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627838516.0
power and self interest, violence always follows. When these people threaten violence it should be taken seriously.… https://t.co/XHIHrFaTjr— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1627838516.0
Ex-GOP lawmaker links jump in COVID infections on the 'tremendous rise of ignorance in the House GOP'
Appearing on MSNBC with host Alex Witt, former Rep. Dave Jolly (R-FL) said the spread of the new variant of COVID-19, and the accompanying deaths, can be laid at the feet of the Republican Party which has not taken the pandemic seriously.
With his home state of Florida being ravaged by the new strain that has ICU's being flooded with critically ill and younger patients who were never vaccinated, Jolly was quick to blame his former party.
After sharing a clip of Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) ranting about having to wear a mask on the House floor, host Witt added, " Let's take note there, David, the other congresspeople behind him there, they all had masks except one, Marjorie Taylor Greene. That said, we've seen this recent switch in narrative from Senate Republicans; they've been strongly urging vaccinations. Are the House GOP actions like this -- does this just cancel out that whole initiative?"
"Sure, it does," Jolly replied. "This is not an order of [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi, there's an office of the attending physician, a doctor responsible for the environment of the Congress, the environment of the House of Representatives, that physician has determined given current conditions and the density requirements of the chamber and the House that it is in the public health interests of the Congress to reinstate a mask wearing requirement."
"So what you are seeing by Republicans is a war on public health behavior that they don't like," he continued. "I think you are seeing a tremendous rise of ignorance among House GOP and, frankly, that's being translated through their public policy positions as well."
"I think we are experiencing one of the great failures in American history," he later added.
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