To my shock, there are no pictures to color. It’s mostly a rehashing of some older sermons, a lot of bragging about how “bold” he thinks he is because he typically yells about God from the pulpit while trashing LGBTQ people, and tons of repetition. There are 21 chapters and they all say basically the same things. It’s a slog to read.
But there was one section that stood out because it’s Locke’s attempt to rewrite the Capitol insurrection.
Locke was at the Capitol on January 6, but he has said repeatedly that he never went inside the building. Still, he spends a couple of pages insisting that it was all a giant hoax. All those videos of Trump supporters breaking into the Capitol, and vandalizing offices, and praying in the Senate chambers? Lies! (The chapter subtitle? “Case Study: The Insurrection Hoax.”)
He writes that “there was no insurrection” and that only one person died that day — which should come as a surprise to the family of Officer Brian Sicknick and the three others who also lost their lives.
But then he just tries to flat-out rewrite history:
The perpetrators were attempting to frame President Trump for inciting this fake insurrection. It was a diabolical scheme to shut down the election fraud investigations and to vilify the President in order to block him from ever reclaiming his office. Somehow, their plan worked — for now.
Among the million-plus who joined us in out march to the Capitol for election justice, I believe many of you reading this book were there. You’ve all been vilified right along with me, the organizers, and President Trump, but I hope you wear it as a badge of honor. I’m sure your eye-witness account aligns perfectly with mine because it’s the truth, so I hope you’re speaking out and pushing back against the lies.
Our march hadn’t even reached the Capitol when the directors of the staged deception shouted, “lights, camera, action” to their cast, but many of our people got there ahead of the march, just in time to witness the choreography take motion. Aside from the foolhardy few who somehow got baited into the setup (as did Ashli [Babbitt]), our crowd did nothing more than wave flags, shout patriotic chants, and pray in peaceful protest. I estimate that at least 90% of the crowd was comprised of Christians. It was a powerfully inspiring sight despite the presence of evil actors who had infiltrated our crowd.
From my vantage point at the foot of the Capitol steps, my team and I observed everything that was going on. We also spoke with several eyewitnesses who were invited into the building by Capitol police. I’ve learned from many, including a member of my own team, that the perpetrators were transported to the Capitol in white government buses. All were dressed in Trump gear, and all were acting suspiciously as they moved into their scripted positions. It didn’t take long for any of us to figure out what was really going on.
In an age when godless globalist deceivers rule the media, control corrupt politicians, and manipulate the minds of unbelievers all over the world, none of this should come as a surprise to us — not anymore. While President Trump was their primary target, the enemy’s ultimate goal is to set the stage for greater persecution against Christians, all to further erase the Bible and the name of Jesus from the public square. We cannot let that happen.
It should go without saying there’s absolutely no evidence of actors showing up just to make Trump look bad. (He and his followers do that just fine on their own.) There were no directors. No cast members. No government buses transporting Antifa or Black Lives Matter activists to stage a coup. The people dressed in Trump gear were there because they wanted to overthrow the government.
At least he admits 90% of the crowd appeared to be Christian. He’s not exactly helping his case, but I’ll take it.
And then that’s it. After that section of the book, he just moves on to other topics as if he didn’t just try to whitewash a crime scene that has led to over 500 arrests so far. He never really brings up the insurrection again.
It’s too bad. No one listens to Locke for spiritual wisdom. You listen for the political batshittery. Somehow, for a guy best known as a MAGA cultist and COVID denier, there’s remarkably little in the book about either topics. When they come up, though, the passages are as ignorant as you’d expect.