Pro-Trump Pastor Says 'You Ain't Seen' Insurrection Yet Ahead of D.C. Visit

Ahead of a Monday anti-abortion rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., right-wing Pastor Greg Locke told his Tennessee congregation "you ain't seen an insurrection yet," evoking the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The Global Vision Bible Church pastor made the provocative statement during a sermon in Mt. Juliet, near Nashville, on Sunday. During the sermon, the pro-Trump pastor railed against Democrats who he said could not be Christians if they supported abortion rights.

Locke will attend the Rally for Life on the Supreme Court steps Tuesday amid the controversy surrounding the possibility that the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling could be overturned in the near future. Should that happen, several states would end access to abortion in most circumstances. He will be joined by Sean Feucht, who has previously led anti-Disney rallies with his Christian activist group, Hold the Line.

Supreme Court and Pastor Greg Locke
Controversial Pastor Greg Locke told his congregation they had not seen an "insurrection yet" ahead of an anti-abortion rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Locke is seen above during one of his sermons. Getty

The pastor said in a video shared on his church's website: "If you vote Democrat, I don't even want you around this church. You can get out. You can get out you demon. You can get out you baby butchering election thief. You cannot be a Christian and vote Democrat in this nation. I don't care how mad that makes you. You can get as p***ed off as you want to. You cannot be a Christian and vote Democrat in this nation. They are God-denying demons that butcher babies and hate this nation."

During the Sunday sermon, Locke told the congregation that he was "sick" of hearing about the riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, before adding: "Let me tell you something. You ain't seen an insurrection yet."

"You keep on pushing our buttons, you low down, sorry compromises," Locke continued. "You God-hating communists, you'll find out what an insurrection is because we ain't playing your garbage. We ain't playing your mess. My Bible says that the church of the living God is an institution that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And the Bible says they will take it by force."

Locke was referring to the riot at the U.S. Capitol last year, during which hundreds of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the building in a bid to prevent the certification of Joe Biden's 2020 election victory. The pastor has continuously promoted the unfounded claim that the election was stolen from Trump, including during Sunday's sermon.

Locke has courted controversy with his firebrand comments, including threatening to expose members of his church for being "witches." In the February 13 sermon, Locke told the crowd that he had the names of six witches and that three were in the audience.

And in January, Locke organized a burning of Harry Potter and Twilight books as well as other items at the church.

Newsweek reached out to the Global Vision Bible Church for comment.