In an inexplicable episode at the Global Vision Bible Church, Greg Locke, the notorious anti-LGBTQ+ pastor, took his controversial antics to a new level by destroying a Barbie Dream House with a bat wrapped in a Bible. Locke’s bizarre sermon centered on the concept of “deliverance” and the need to “pull down strongholds,” using unconventional means that included quoting scripture while wielding a Bible-adorned baseball bat. His call for his church to consider selling “Bible bats” raises eyebrows in light of his extremist rhetoric.
Locke’s message urged congregants to not only cast out demons but also to demolish the influences he deemed sinful, such as smartphones and streaming services. He visually underscored his point by smashing a children’s playset. This latest spectacle adds to a string of controversial actions, including book burnings and crucifixion reenactments, which have earned him condemnation from LGBTQ+ advocates.
Despite the lack of clarity regarding the motivation behind destroying a Barbie Dream House, Locke’s history of anti-LGBTQ+ comments remains a focal point of controversy. He has consistently vilified LGBTQ+ individuals, describing them as “demonic,” “perverted,” and accused them of indoctrinating children. In a world that increasingly champions LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance, Locke’s extreme views continue to face vehement opposition.