Grayson Fritts, a Tennessee Police Detective and Pastor, Calls for the Execution of LGBTQ People: Video

(Photo: Grayson Fritts / Screenshot from WBIR YouTube video)

As we hit the mid-way point of Pride Month, a video has surfaced from a sermon given at All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., by Pastor Grayson Fritts where he argues that LGBTQ people should be executed. Not only is Fritts a “pastor” but a detective in the Knox County Sheriff’s office.

In his hour-long rant, earlier this month attacking the moral compass of LGBTQ people, he refers to them as “freaks,” “animals,” and “sodomites,” and suggested they be put to death.

“God has instilled the power of civil government to send the police in 2019 out to the LGBT freaks and arrest them and have a trial for them, and if they are convicted, then they are to be put to death,” he said to a favorable crowd.

Fritts later added that the “Bible says that sentence should be carried out speedily.”

The church originally posted a video of his “sermon” on its Facebook page, but then took it down. However, it was already shared and then went viral.

Fritts started to get national backlash, but he stuck by his word one week after he made those comments. “What I believe about homosexuals is straight from the word of God,” he said.

He accused other church leaders of being spineless, calling for them to carry out the message of God.

Last week, three elected officials all criticized him. Jim Cooper, who is a US House Representative, said “Let’s be very clear. This Knox County Sheriff’s detective is preaching about murdering LGBTQ people. There is no ambiguity. There is no confusion. He is suggesting the execution of our friends and neighbors.”

He has been suspended from his job as a detective at Knox County Sheriff’s Office. He is on paid leave until July 19, according to WATE. The District Attorney is looking into some of Mr. Fritts’ prior transgressions during his 30 years as a detective.

Someone left a note on a small rainbow flag, saying, “Dear Pastor Fritts, I don’t know what happened to you, but I am so sorry. Love, Thy Neighbor.”

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4 Comments

  1. Yearly 52million people die and out of that may be 1000 go to Heaven. The rest go to hell. In Noah’s time only 8 people survived, millions went to hell . Jesus is love but He hates sin , He never changes His spiritual law to be tolerant , inclusive or please the public. In fact Lord Jesus Christ is intolerant as He stated that ” I am the only way to Heaven ” this shuts out other gods or religion.love is telling your neighbors ” your house is on fire, run ( repent) “. The problem is not the Pastor , the problem is the Bible and last time I checked it’s not banned and it’s okay to quote from it. Attach the Bible not the preacher. Jesus Christ is the God of few , He does not change the statement ” wages of sin is death”. The government can states wages of sin is tolerance and inclusivity but that does not change spiritual laws of Lord Jesus Christ . I know this generation hates truth and facts . They would love a world where there is no Bible and no mention of sin or hell . Unfortunately Lord Jesus allows sinners who die to go to hell , if they die in there sins.Spiritual truth is a fact even if majority oppose it . If God is only love , why is there a Hell and sinners are in it burning ??

  2. He’s in all the wrong vocations and he’s a dangerous man because he’s licensed (or was) to carry a firearm. When will this brand of crazy end. I hope he’s not re-instated after his suspension.

  3. I thought Jesus preached tolerance and forgiveness? Some of these so called christians are just evil.

  4. grannybunny

    This guy has no business being in law enforcement. He may well be already carrying out some of these extra-judicial executions.

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