Pastor Greg Locke of the Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, has been receiving "Thank You" cards from Planned Parenthood because people have been donating to the organization in his name. On April 27, Locke returned the cards to Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. (video below).
Locke broadcast his return of the cards outside of the Planned Parenthood building on Facebook Live:
When we got here, we were immediately met at the door by their security team, who was kind, but they let us know immediately that we were expected. Maybe Planned Parenthood is following the Facebook page. They said that we would not be able to come in the building, but that I would be able to leave the mail, which they apparently already knew about, by the door.
Locke went on to say that two recyclable trash bins had been carted outside, presumably for his return of the cards.
He went on to explain why he traveled all the way to Washington, D.C.:
So, why are we here today? It's really the question a lot of people are asking. "Why spend the money? Why fly to Washington? Why go through all the nonsense? Why not just take the mail, burn it, throw it away?" Well, they made their point with us, now we spiritually make our punch back point with them.
There has to be people that are willing to stand up and stand out and speak up and speak out in the day and age in which we live. Think about the Apostle Paul. The man was beaten, they knocked his teeth down his throat. He goes to a Roman prison cell and yet he says in Romans 1:16, "I'm not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ."
In addition to comparing himself to the Apostle Paul, Locke also compared himself to the Biblical figure Daniel, who was tossed into a lions' den, as well as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who were placed in a fiery furnace:
The culture had rolled over and played dead and so had the church people. It wasn't just the Babylonians that were worshiping Nebuchadnezzar and the golden statue. It was the Israelites as well, and yet three young men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, they stood up and they stood out and they said, "We are not going to bend."
Locke complained about the people going in and out of Planned Parenthood, an organization that "is not helping family, individuals, and it's certainly not serving young ladies, young women. It's just not. The facts are the facts."
Locke also complained about sex toys and tampons that he was mailed by people, as well as the cards from Planned Parenthood.
"It may seem strange but we're making our point," Locke added. "We stand with God because God stands on the side of life and we are on the side of life."
Locke then unzipped his suitcase, placed the cards in the trash bins and publicly prayed that his video would save "millions of lives."
It's not clear what Locke's next move is, but on his church website, a "Camp Kid Jam 2017" is advertised with some dress code rules:
As you know already, it’s HOT in the summer. Please remind all parents of kids attending AND the adults attending with your group that everyone should dress modestly during camp. Shorts are definitely encouraged, but please be aware of the length. And please ask females (children and adults) to refrain from wearing spaghetti straps, halter tops or strapless shirts. Additionally, two-piece bathing suits and speedos will not be allowed at the pool. There will be no exceptions.