The controversial pastor Greg Locke was involved in an abusive dispute on Monday, accusing CNN The “evil” and “evil” reporters said he canceled the interview 20 minutes before the broadcast, and said they were lying.
This conservative Tennessee pastor made headlines recently It is forbidden to wear masks In his church, claiming Twitter When CNN reporter Nick Valencia said in the live broadcast that Locke had cancelled his scheduled interview with CNN, he was lying.He also accused other CNN employees, including producer Allison Hedges and a new day The anchor Brianna Keilar (Brianna Keilar) is a “liar.”
“You guys are really liars!!! Absolutely disgusting. What evil and wicked nonsense you are talking about. You canceled my live interview for a reason,” Locke wrote on Twitter.
Hedges made the above remarks after tweeting the link on Monday morning a new day Valencia shared with the congregation footage where the pastor doubled down on his anti-masking rules.
In the same video, Valencia said that Locke was scheduled to accept a live interview with CNN staff in May. Valencia accused Locke of canceling the scheduled interview “just 20 minutes ago.”
Valencia said: “He later sent a statement to CNN saying that when he arrived for the interview, he was disgusted and said that God told him to cancel the interview,” he added, adding that Locke “later [went] in a Facebook The live broadcast referred to the three female crew members as “demonic Jezebel.”
Locke maintained his innocence in a subsequent Twitter post: “Dear leftist mob, I will not be intimidated by you. I will not back down. @CNN Will burn in hell with the rest of the cowards. No matter what you threaten me, I will tell the truth. “
Valencia called Locke’s behavior in the video “shocking.” He said that Locke “has been spreading misinformation over the past year, calling COVID-19 a’fake pandemic’. [and] Said the vaccine is a scam. Then he explained his recent sermon, in which Locke told the congregation “Don’t wear a mask, and called the Delta variant a “scam”. “
In the same sermon, Locke also reiterated his belief that President Joe Biden was not legally elected, Saying, “Biden’s days are numbered…I keep telling you. This election was fraudulent. We have got so much evidence that the only person who can deny it is a smoker and a demon. Left-wing terrorists in the body.”
Weekly newspaper Contacted the Global Vision Bible Church, where Locke is the pastor, for advice.