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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:02 AM

Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores

(CNN) -- Cracker Barrel says it will not permit a Tennessee pastor who has made death threats against gay people to hold an event in one of its stores.

The company, which is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee, just east of Nashville, said it condemned his "statements of hate and divisiveness."

Grayson Fritts, the pastor who doubles as a county police detective, had planned an event at a Cracker Barrel in Cleveland, Tennessee, for his congregation, the All Scripture Baptist Church, on June 29.

When the Tennessee Democratic Party caught wind of the event, chairwoman Mary Mancini shared a letter she sent to Cracker Barrel CEO Sandra Cochran asking the company to review the decision based on the pledge of inclusivity and diversity on its website, which calls for "fairness, mutual respect and equal opportunity."


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/us/cracker-barrel-anti-lgbtq-pastor-trnd/index.html

Cross-posted in the Tennessee Group.

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