Right-Wing Pastor Greg Locke Organizes 'Massive' Book Burning

A controversial pastor is planning a "massive burning" of Harry Potter and Twilight books, as well as other items, in Tennessee.

Global Vision Bible Church pastor Greg Locke was met with cries of approval on Sunday when he declared there would be a "burning service" this week.

Locke, who operates out of Mt. Juliet near Nashville, told them to bring Ouija boards, which he called a "portal to hell," and other items he said were associated with witchcraft.

He then doubled down on his comments in a Monday Facebook post, where he declared the burning would be part of a "continued series on deliverance from demons."

The post read: "We have stuff coming in from all over that we will be burning. We're not playing games. Witchcraft and accursed things must go."

Locke then justified the event by referring to Acts 19, a Biblical chapter that deals with recent converts to Christianity renouncing their past, including by burning scrolls relating to sorcery.

His Facebook post continued: "Ring all your Harry Potter stuff. Laugh all you will haters. I don't care. It's witchcraft 100 percent.

"All your "Twilight" books and movies. That mess is full of spells, demonism, shape-shifting and occultism. Bring tarot cards, ouija birds, healing crystals, idol statues, spell books and everything else tied to the occult. It's got to go.

"If you think we're crazy, then scroll on. We're exposing the Kingdom of Darkness for what it is. It's time for people to be delivered."

The statement concluded: "We will not tolerate witchcraft and we will not be compromising with devil worshippers.

"Everyone is welcome, but this is Global Vision and we don't do things like the church down the road or the one you grew up in.

"We can't unsee the miracles that are happening around us. It's time to break covenant with the devil and grow in the Lord. Get there early. It's going to be absolutely amazing."

Newsweek has contacted Global Vision Bible Church and numerous churches in the Nashville area for comment.

Pastor Locke has pushed COVID-19 misinformation and previously branded the pandemic as "fake." He also discouraged his supporters from getting inoculated against the virus during his sermons.

He has embraced debunked conspiracy theories related to the 2020 Presidential Election and insisted Joe Biden was not legitimately voted in.

While Locke has been an avid supporter of Donald Trump, he previously declared the former president would lose support over his endorsement of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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In this photo, Locke holds services in the church parking lot on March 29, 2020 in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Locke will hold a mass burning event this week, according to his Facebook page. Brett Carlsen/Getty