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Greg Locke Warns Christians To ‘Wake Up’ After YouTube Permanently Deletes Church’s Channel

(L) Greg Locke screengrab via YouTube @Pastor Greg Locke (R) Screengrab via Facebook @Pastor Greg Locke

Controversial pastor Greg Locke (Global Vision Bible Church) announced late Thursday night (Oct. 27) that YouTube had permanently deleted his church’s channel, erasing years of sermons from Locke and his church.
YouTube explained that it removed the church’s channel because their content violated the platform’s Community Guidelines. Content moderators labeled the violations as “severe,” adding that it is their job to make sure “YouTube is a safe place for all.”

YouTube Message to Global Vision Bible Church

Locke uploaded an image of the message YouTube sent the church to Facebook, which read:

Hi Global Vision Bible Church,
We have reviewed your content and found severe or repeated violations of our Community Guidelines. Because of this, we have removed your channel from YouTube. We know this is probably very upsetting news, but it’s our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all. If we think a channel severely violates our policies, we take it down to protect other users on the platform – but if you believe we’ve made the wrong call, you can appeal this decision. You’ll find more information about the policy in question and how to submit an appeal below.

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The Mount Juliet, Tennessee, pastor warned Christians that they “better start waking up,” calling YouTube’s actions “absolutely sickening.”

“Ridiculous,” Locke wrote in the post alongside YouTube’s message to his church. “YouTube just permanently deleted our church channel and wiped out many years worth of sermons. People better start waking up. Absolutely sickening.”

Locke told ChurchLeaders that he wants to warn others that “Christian censorship is going to continue to increase and we need to prepare to be bullied into silence. We must not give in to the narrative, and we cannot in anyway compromise the truth. Churches need to quit playing games and get serious about standing up.”

YouTube’s decision comes after it removed one of Locke’s sermons, titled “Why I Told Halloween To Go To Hell,” stating that it had violated their Community Guidelines. Locke called that removal a “joke” and argued that the sermon, which had been up for a year, was deleted due to a “Satanic agenda.”

Masons and Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville Plan to Protest Halloween Burn Event

Locke also shared a email he received from Arch Stanton Sr., Worshipful Master of the Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee and member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, warning the pastor that if Global Vision Bible Church holds their Oct. 31 burning event, it would be considered unlawful without a burn permit.

Locke previously told his Facebook followers the church doesn’t need a permit, because the event is being held on private church property.

Stanton urged Locke to cancel the Halloween burning event or schedule an alternative event like a costume Bible character party where they pass out candy—which Stanton volunteered to help with. Stanton said that this “type of activity would not promote the cause of Christian unity in the community in any possible way.” The Masonic Worship Master asked Locke, “Should that not be everyone’s goal?”