Pastor ‘Directed by God’ to Burn ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Twilight’ Books
Why are so many Christians always 10 years behind the times? Harry Potter (by author J. K. Rowling) and Twilight were both pop culture things around 15 years ago.
If this pastor wants to be reflective of pop culture at the moment, he should consider burning albums (if they make them for) Korean boy band BTS, or forthcoming dvd copies of the movie “Spiderman: No Way Home.”
Feb 4, 2022
By Hannah Sparks
A Tennessee church leader who fears “witchcraft” has befallen his church claimed that God “directed” him to lead a book burning event to rid the world of “Harry Potter,” “Twilight” and other such best selling fantasy books.
He also invited them to destroy “tarot cards, Ouija boards, healing crystals, idol statues, spell books and everything else tied to the occult.”
Pastor Greg Locke of the Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, near Nashville, began his sermon on Wednesday night with an announcement that he’d received a missive from God — to skip Holy Communion on that particular evening and instead hold a book burning event for his followers.
“We always have communion on Wednesday nights … but the Lord specifically directed me tonight not to do it,” the Pentecostal preacher said.
“There’s a mixed multitude in this tent. I ain’t breakin’ bread with witches. You hear me? … I ain’t breakin’ bread with demons. I ain’t breakin’ bread with freemasons. I ain’t breakin’ bread with occultism.”
He added, “We’re not going to prostitute communion by letting some witch curse up this house tonight.”