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Pastor Greg Locke: Children with autism are inviting demonic possession

During a sermon at his Tennessee church this Sunday, far-right pastor Greg Locke thought he’d do his part to make lives of parents in his congregation who have children with autism a little more stressful.

“Do not jump upright now and rebuke me for what I’m about to say,” Locke said in a video clip flagged by the Friendly Atheist’s Hemant Mehta, citing stories about children who were “brought to Jesus that had epileptic fits, anger issues, outbursts of emotion…”

“And because we called it ‘possession,’ parents refused to deal with it,” he continued. “‘Are you telling me my kid’s possessed?’ No — I’m telling your kid has been demonized and attacked, but your doctor calls it autism. I don’t care if you stand or not, I don’t care if you leave or not. I tell you, there’s deliverance in the name of Jesus Christ for your children, and their children’s children!”

Watch the video below:

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