Far-right anti-LGBTQ+ pastor Greg Locke is known for staging over-the-top spectacles, including hosting book burnings and re-enactments of Jesus’ crucifixion. One of his latest spectacles involved him destroying a Barbie Dream House playset with a bat wrapped in a Bible.
Tennessee Pastor Greg Locke recently went into a holy frenzy while preaching to his congregation at the Global Vision Bible Church as he smashed up a Barbie Dream House on stage with a Bible taped to a baseball bat (yep).
Citing 2 Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds”, the anti-gay Trump-supporting pastor claimed that using “weapons of our warfare” (eg. Bibles and baseball bats) was justified so followers of God could demolish houses that held evil spirits (eg. Barbie houses).
The Barbie movie has faced a backlash in the US by far-right Christians and staunch conservative pundits who have claimed the film is woke, anti-heterosexual, man-hating and pushes an ungodly LGBTIQ+ agenda.
Pastor Greg Locke has a long history of anti-LGBTQ+ comments. He has also said that gay people are “demonic,” “perverted,” and want to “cram it down my kids’ throats.” He also called “transgenderism” “nonsense” and said that LGBTQ+ people are “openly celebrated” and not “persecuted” like Christians.