Pastor Uses Bible-Strapped Bat to Demolish Barbie Dream House

A far-right, anti-LGBTQIA+ pastor in the United States went viral on social media after he smashed a dollhouse during a sermon.

Pastor Greg Locke of the Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee went on a bizarre frenzy while talking about “deliverance” to his congregation during a sermon.

The pastor, notorious for his support for former President Donald Trump and for opposing abortion and LGBTQIA+ rights, read the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 10:4, which says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” While holding a baseball bat wrapped in the Bible, he told his congregation that “pulling down” meant to demolish.

Locke started his frenzied preaching, saying, “It means you demolish the house that the evil spirit left when you kicked it out. So maybe in our Global Vision store, we need to start selling Bible bats in the name of Jesus.

He then continued, saying, “Because what some of you need to understand is that you’ve been delivered from the demon, but you’ve not pulled down the stronghold yet. You’ve got to get rid of the triggers on that iPhone. You’ve got to get rid of the triggers on that Netflix. You got to lose her number. You got to lose his number.

The demon comes out when you expel it,” Locke shouted. “The stronghold comes down when you demolish it with the Bible!

Locke then dropped his microphone, grabbed his Bible-wrapped baseball bat, and angrily smashed the dollhouse to pieces to illustrate his analogy.

His destruction of the toy house has been linked to the anti-LGBTQIA+ backlash that the 2023 Greta Gerwig-directed film Barbie has received over the past few months. However, Locke delivered this sermon in mid-June, before the July 21 movie release date.

During his sermon, Locke never mentions Barbie or the movie, and a Global Vision Bible Church spokesman said the prop was “an off-brand dollhouse bought at Target.”

Locke has a history of making anti-LGBTQIA+ comments, such as calling LGBTQIA+ people “perverted” and “demonic” and describing “transgenderism” as “nonsense.

He also threatened to expose six witches who were allegedly part of his congregation last February 2022, and in the same month, he held a book burning where people burned Harry Potter and Disney products.

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