Pastor Greg Locke is one of those guys who believes spewing hate loudly and confidently is the best way to honor Jesus. He’s a graduate of the Joshua Feuerstein School of Christian Jackasses. He also assumes all criticism against him is just persecution by people who hate Christians.
That’s not true. We say he’s a despicable human being because he believes transgender people are “perverts,” that the sexual revolution leads to homosexuality and bestiality, that Planned Parenthood is really really evil. And because he allegedly abused his ex-wife.
But here’s the thing about his rants: They’re not “clever” as far as hate speech goes because he’s not smart enough to think of interesting ways to insult various groups. When he turns on the camera for a minute-long rant against the existence of transgender people, you know at least 50 of those seconds are going to be some sort of mindless word vomit.
His goal in a recent video was to argue about how there are only men and women and no other gender option whatsoever. Then he kept talking.
… You’re a boy or a girl! You’re not in-between! You’re not both! You are one or the other! All this trans-species I think I’m gonna be a dog. I’m a 45-year-old man; I think I’m gonna identify as a cat, or a dog, or a pig…
I have no idea what he’s talking about. And he doesn’t either. He’s so misguided about what it means to be trans that he wrongly assumes it means you can identify as whatever you want instead of as who you are.
It’s appalling that this kind of hate speech is permitted on social media. It’s even more appalling that anyone would go to this guy’s church much less hand him money so he can keep spreading ignorant lies in the name of Jesus. If your religion leads you to treat people like this, it’s as good an argument as any as to why people should abandon Christianity as quickly as possible.
(Thanks to @SunsetSydneyWes for the link)