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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Tennessee pastor threatened to boot mask-wearers from his Tennessee church as some places are taking additional measures to help protect against the more contagious coronavirus delta variant.



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Who would Jesus infect?

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-07-27 09:22 AM | Reply

Just find another church. This pastor is unvaccinated and is likely to die. No reason to be there to watch it.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-07-27 09:53 AM | Reply

... you start showing up (with) all these masks and all this nonsense, I will ask you to leave," pastor Greg Locke told his Nashville-area congregation during a service on Sunday. "I will ask you to leave. I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church." ...

Wow, just wow.

This is how deep into America fmr Pres Trump's politicization and abetting of COVID has tunneled itself.

The Pastor of a church is aiding and abetting the enemy, helping it to kill off Americans.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-07-27 09:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

How does this ------- still have tax exempt status?

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-07-27 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The GOP is a Death Cult.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-27 10:49 AM | Reply

Churchgoers without face masks and vaccinations will be removed. By Me.
~ Seriously,

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-07-27 10:51 AM | Reply

Ok, I dont like posting personal information on here to help narrow down who I am IRL, but I live next door to a church and they are the worst neighbors I have ever had in my life. I have never lived next door to anyone that has ever treated me worse, ever. They scream and cuss, are covered in trashy tattoos (not nice looking tats at all, looks like jail tats), allow their dogs to harass me while they run loose in their parking lot, and just generally are horrible people. So this does not surprise me and if the article had been about a church in Idaho I would think it was my neighbors.

Fun fact - I have lived next to several bars in cali and in idaho and been treated better each time. The whole extended family lives on the church grounds and "work" there.

#7 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2021-07-27 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Evangelical "Christians" are CINO's - Christians In Name Only

"Pro-life?" Absolutely not!

"Pro-birth" only. They don't give a rat's ass about human beings once they're out of a womb.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-07-27 12:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's a great way to gain publicity for his church. I bet their next service will be filled with all kinds of people he has never met and they will all be wearing masks.

#9 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-07-27 03:27 PM | Reply

The United Methodist Church is a big fan of Medical Science.

I would recommend his congregation start going there and leave the creepy death cult in their dust.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-27 03:55 PM | Reply

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.

6" If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written:

" He will command his angels concerning you,

and they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'

7J Jesus answered him, "It is also written: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'

Throw yourself offa the temple. Go play in traffic. Don't take protective measures for yourself and others during a pandemic.

Same things.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2021-07-27 11:35 PM | Reply

Corky- I'm surprised you're using NIV and not KJV.

#12 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-07-27 11:37 PM | Reply

I find the clearest challenge in The Parable of the Talents: if you don't use the good sense God gave you, you'll have a lot of 'splainin' to do on arrival at the Pearly Gates.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-07-27 11:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


Personally, I have NKJV... it corrects a lot of translation mistakes. In this case, "test" is at least as accurate as "tempt", and prolly more accurate.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2021-07-28 01:24 AM | Reply

I'm an old school KJV guy. (Yes the atheist reads a bible)

#15 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-07-28 01:27 AM | Reply

That's OK.

Atheist Lives Matter!

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2021-07-28 01:32 AM | Reply

So called atheists seem to know the Bible better than most so-called Christians.

Maybe it's not God, it's them.

Keep the faith, lose the trash.

#17 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-07-28 02:01 AM | Reply

How does this ------- still have tax exempt status?

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-07-27 10:48 AM | Reply | Flag

Because whenever the IRS gets into denying tax exempt status to fake charities like this, the ---------- on the right have a public meltdown.

All of these prosperity gospel preacher con men should lose it.

Westboro Baptist church should.

This ---- should.

Any church that pushes a political candidate on either side of the aisle should lose it.

The NRA should lose it.

There needs to be non-profit reform. 95% of expenses should be strictly to providing their charitable services. Strict limits on compensation to officers and family members.

#18 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-28 07:55 AM | Reply

Jesus answered him, "It is also written: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'

Because you will be a stain on the sidewalk as God doesn't exist outside of the mind of humans.

#19 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-28 07:56 AM | Reply

This pastor will take your cash and your life! Come celebrate the good word!

#20 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-07-28 08:34 AM | Reply

American Talibaptists...

at this rate, they will be
an 'endangered specie'...

(cue Monty Python) ..."and there
was much rejoicing!"

#21 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-07-28 10:37 AM | Reply

So called atheists seem to know the Bible better than most so-called Christians.


Well duh.

You can't read the Bible and stay a Christian.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-07-28 11:33 AM | Reply

Perhaps this church needs a little hebrew lightning.

#23 | Posted by Docman at 2021-07-28 12:25 PM | Reply

You can't read the Bible and stay a Christian.

#22 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2021-07-28 11:33 AM | REPLY

I couldn't.

#24 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-07-28 12:27 PM | Reply

Jimmy Carter managed to read the Bible and remain a Christian but of course it seems to be common for stupid people to think they're smarter than him.

#25 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-28 12:34 PM | Reply

Tor loves to hate on atheists. It's very Christian of him

#26 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-07-28 12:42 PM | Reply

- God doesn't exist outside of the mind of humans.

I'm certainly glad to get the final word on that!

- You can't read the Bible and stay a Christian.

Most people are reading a 500 year old translation of ancient Hebrew, a dead Greek variant, and Aramaic... all previously translated into Latin.

Really, it's kind of like trying to just "read" an original poem in Old English; you won't get it with just a read-thru, study is necessary.

A huge part of what American Christians believe is tradition based on a poor understanding of what the original texts actually say.

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2021-07-28 12:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sounds like atheists are holding me to a higher standard than they hold themselves.

#28 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-28 01:09 PM | Reply

You can read the bible and still be a Christian

The problem is taking it all as literal.


As for never reading the bible, I wouldn't doubt it. A surprising number of people don't like to read and are oddly proud of it.

#29 | Posted by JasonM at 2021-07-28 01:39 PM | Reply

So much for the freedom these idiots so advocate.

#30 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-07-28 05:12 PM | Reply

I'm an atheist.
I don't care if you're religious or not.
Just don't try to shove your religion in
my own or my child's face.

Morality to me, has always been more important than religion anyways. I would like to believe that IF there were a God, that they would care a bit more if you lived a moral life, rather than if you were Mormon vs. Episcopalian. Because that would be just nuts...

#31 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-07-28 06:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The local Covid testing/tracing team should direct all positive cases to isolate at the church. Jesus will cure them.

#32 | Posted by bored at 2021-07-28 07:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"In a familiar passage at the end of Plato's Apology, Socrates offers an account of what
he believes will happen to us when we die."

#33 | Posted by Corky at 2021-07-28 08:01 PM | Reply


Matthew 7

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

#34 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-07-28 09:24 PM | Reply

Too bad Pastor Locke can't learn form Pastor Reeve:

"I was wrong:" Corsicana pastor regrets not getting vaccinated after contracting COVID-19

A Corsicana pastor says his fight against COVID-19 has changed his perspective on getting the vaccine.

The North Texas pastor has been battling the virus for more than 20 days. He admits he was not vaccinated but now plans to after his near-death experience.

Danny Reeves is used to teaching the word of God every Sunday at First Baptist Church in Corsicana. But over the last few weeks, he says he's been the one learning.

"God puts us through these moments to teach us the lessons," he said. "I didn't mean to be cavalier. I didn't mean to be overconfident. But there's a lot of people just like me that haven't gotten the vaccine."

Of course, Pastor Locke isn't just cavalier and overconfident. He's arrogant and selfish. Woe to him should God decide to teach him a lesson.

#35 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-07-28 10:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


Something gives me the impression that he's gotten the vaccine. Too much risk to revenue if he goes down with a serious case, and there really isn't an upside.

Plus if/when he does get mild symptoms he can milk donations for god to save him, maybe release a few pics of him looking like he's at deaths door and people will eat that up like B K Udon (or so I hear).

#36 | Posted by JasonM at 2021-07-28 11:28 PM | Reply

His not giving a damn about his people dying is very much like Pharaoh.

I wonder how he will respond if his son dies from it?

#37 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-28 11:35 PM | Reply

Maybe the masks will interfere when the pastor smears their faces with Great Dane feces. At least that's why the California Pastor Dan Burgoyne believes in. Right wing Christians are going full blown insanity.

#38 | Posted by jvel777 at 2021-07-29 01:00 AM | Reply

Obviously right wingers don't care about separation of church & politics. If their congregation gets sick and dies who will fund the pastor's pockets?

#39 | Posted by jvel777 at 2021-07-29 01:03 AM | Reply

These TalibanGelicals are a pathetic bunch. They are Trump's American ISIS chapter.

#40 | Posted by jvel777 at 2021-07-29 01:33 AM | Reply

Too bad it's so far away.

Sounds like a fun day.

I too want to be removed from a church for wearing a mask!

#41 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-07-29 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm in Nashville. I'll go! And also wear a button that says, "PRO-LIFE? SAVE OTHERS BY GETTING VAXED!" :-)

I know how to spout evangelical cafeteria Christian BS with the best of 'em too!

(Cafeteria Christians pick and choose - like a buffet - based on what they need to justify)

#42 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-07-29 12:19 PM | Reply

Maybe I'll just stencil "Pro-life" across the front of my mask.

What could they say? They're against the phrase? LOL

#43 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-07-29 12:21 PM | Reply

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