Locke, head of the Baptist Global Vision Bible Church in Juliet, Tennessee, repeated his ongoing claim that Biden stole the election from Trump last November during a church service this morning.
“I’m here to tell you, I have a president, his name is Donald J. Trump, and he won single-handedly the election of the United States of America and Joe Biden is still a fraud and you can tell him I said so,” Locke told his congregation, according to a video shared to Twitter by Right Wing Watch. “We are not going to fall to Joe Biden and his fraudulent nonsense.”
Locke also claimed that God will soon expose alleged election fraud and Democratic “pedophiles,” an apparent reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory.
“I’m telling you exposure is on its way and it’s not because there’s a Q drop, it’s because there’s a God that sits on the throne and he’s gonna expose all these bunch of pedophiles,” he said. “All these bunch of child groping, sex-trafficking mongrels, he’s going to expose all this planned parenthood wickedness. He’s going to expose this election fraud. There’s a reason I want you to be watching Maricopa county right now.”
Locke predicted that Trump would win the election last year. After Biden won, he falsely accused Democrats of engaging in widespread voter fraud. He is just one of many conservatives who have rejected Biden’s win after Trump repeatedly claimed without evidence that the election was stolen from him.
Newsweek has previously covered numerous self-proclaimed prophets and evangelical leaders who wrongly predicted that Trump would win.
In an April statement to Newsweek, Locke claimed that Trump “never conceded the election. He said he would give a smooth transition of power. Trump still insists he won.”
Trump publicly conceded and said he would not serve a second term for the first time on January 7, a day after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an effort to overturn the election results. The violent riot left five people dead, including one Capitol police officer.
“A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20,” Trump said at the time. “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.”
Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment. This story will be updated with any response.