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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:30 PM

Knox County DA 'looking into' detective's church sermon calling for execution of LGBTQ people

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County DA 'looking into' detective's church sermon calling for execution of LGBTQ people
Brittany Crocker, Knoxville News Sentinel Published 12:59 p.m. ET June 12, 2019 | Updated 4:41 p.m. ET June 12, 2019

The Knox County Attorney General's Office said it is looking into a church sermon by a Knox County Sheriff's detective that called for the government to arrest and execute LGBTQ community members.

In the hourlong sermon based on an Old Testament passage, Detective Grayson Fritts, also a pastor at All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, told his congregation that he believes that federal, state and county governments should arrest, try, convict and "speedily" execute people within the LGBTQ community on no more grounds than a cell phone photo of a person participating in a Pride event.

Sheriff Tom Spangler issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, after the Knoxville News Sentinel first reported about the Fritts' sermon, that Fritts had asked two weeks ago to join a county buyout offer. Spangler said he accepted the offer, and Fritts is on paid sick leave until it takes effect July 19.

"I want to be very clear that it is my responsibility to ensure equal protection to ALL citizens of Knox County, Tennessee under the law, my oath and the United States Constitution without discrimination or hesitation," Spangler said. "Rest assured that I have and will continue to do so."

Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen said Tuesday the attorney general's office knows about the matter and will respond accordingly.
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Read more: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2019/06/12/knox-county-detective-calls-execution-lgbtq-people/1419137001/

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Reply Knox County DA 'looking into' detective's church sermon calling for execution of LGBTQ people (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Wednesday OP
groundloop Wednesday #1
SWBTATTReg Wednesday #11
bitterross Wednesday #2
lunasun Wednesday #3
Tanuki Wednesday #4
yardwork Wednesday #5
Maxheader Wednesday #6
0rganism Wednesday #10
not fooled Wednesday #7
keithbvadu2 Wednesday #8
not fooled Wednesday #13
OldBaldy1701E Wednesday #16
keithbvadu2 Wednesday #9
marble falls Wednesday #12
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KY_EnviroGuy Thursday #18
mahatmakanejeeves Thursday #19
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. At a minimum Detective Fritts needs to have the buyout rescinded and be fired.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:54 PM

11. He's a terrorist, no less. Scumbag...and these are fellow Americans he's talking about. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:45 PM

2. I can only imagine the horrors that LEO has caused to minorities.

East TN is not known for its embrace of diversity and minorities - unless you're someone's landscaper or farm worker.

This vile person has been a LEO for a long time if he's eligible for a buyout. I shudder to think about the treatment he has given to people of color during his time as an LEO.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:49 PM

3. Pastor / Country Sheriff Detective that's messed up right there

Praise be the Lord Ima arresting you and sentencing you to hell sinner

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:51 PM

4. He's "on paid sick leave until July 19"? He's apparently not too sick to

preach his vile sermons. Sounds like he's also defrauding the police department and taxpayers.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:20 PM

5. He seems nice.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:34 PM

6. How about the execution of those that defy the 10 commandments...

Huh asswipe..like that would ya?

Ten Commandments

I am the LORD thy God.
No other gods before me.
No graven images or likenesses.
Not take the LORD's name in vain.
Remember the sabbath day.
Honour thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:25 PM

10. YHWH's 10 step plan

i do prefer Bill Wurtz's version to most of the standard renditions:
1. i am god
2. no one else is god
3. don't make fun of my name
4. you can take saturday off
5. do what your parents say
6. don't murder anyone
7. don't get too sexy
8. don't rob anyone
9. don't lie about other people in court
10. don't want to do any of the things i just told you not to do

from 6:13
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:51 PM

7. Another state to stay out of

the list keeps growing.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:04 PM

8. Those type of people are in all states.

Those type of people are in all states.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:04 PM

13. You are right

but states like TN seem to be particularly susceptible to control by RWNJs including phony xtian types. Higher percentage of them in positions of authority. The signs of a state I would avoid include e.g. GOPee control of the governorship + state legislature, voter suppression, population still supports red don, refused to expand Medicaid, passed or considering abortion bans, etc.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:18 PM

16. And yet...

My beloved and I lived for 16 years in Nashville. As a gay couple, we found the state capital to be a decent enough place to live. I even spent many years working at a school. We never felt like we had to be cautious or subdued there. (We are a bit subdued anyway). We were married in a wonderful ceremony on Percy Priest lake and once it became so, we were legally wed in the county courthouse by a friend who was a judge. It is true that east Tennessee is a bit... conservative... but that is not always true about the entirety of any state. (However, I would hang back from TN now, as it is about to go through an interesting housing episode. They are overbuilding it badly).

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:05 PM

9. If he is going to be Biblical, adultery is also punishable by death.

If he is going to be Biblical, adultery is also punishable by death.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:27 PM

14. He should be fired from...

his job as a Pastor. The fact that he is a cop is ?? I don't have a word.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:28 PM

15. A county buyout offer

Poor guy
Is on paid sick leave and then gets a bunch more money

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:22 AM

17. This wannabe SA type will just show up in another jurisdiction

to pad his pension.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:05 AM

18. Church web site may make you ill - hold onto yer coffee....

When I read the OP, the first question in my mind was whether this church had renounced this pronouncement of theology. Finding their web site answered that question immediately:

All Scripture Baptist Church
715 N. Cherry St, Knoxville TN, 37914
#865-368-2193
Email Us: allscripturebaptist@gmail.com

WEB Site: https://allscripturebaptist.com/

One the home page of the web site......
(snip)
Homosexuals

We believe that sodomy (homosexuality) is a sin that is against nature. A person will only burn in their lust toward the same gender if they have been given over to a reprobate or rejected mind. God said homosexuality should be punished with the death penalty, as set forth in Leviticus 20:13. No homosexual will be allowed to attend or join All Scripture Baptist Church.

I've known a lot of folks from east Tennessee, but none this evil and backward......

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:45 AM

19. VIDEO: @knoxsheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts, also pastor, calls for the govt to arrest LGBTQ

PrinceOfWhalesHat Retweeted

🚨NEW VIDEO: @knoxsheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts - also a pastor - calls for the government to arrest and EXECUTE LGBTQ People.

He's on paid sick leave until July 19, and no longer on active duty. As reported by @knoxnews.
Justin Kanew


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:55 AM

20. Talibangelicals preach hate, division, and death

Christianity is dead. He also epically fails the personality test for being a law officer. Come to think of it, he fails the personality test for being a human being.

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