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Cracker Barrel banned an anti-gay pastor from holding a church event at one of its restaurants

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Grayson Fritts, who is both a Knox County Sheriff's Office detective and a pastor at All Scripture Baptist Church , was banned from hosting an event at a Cracker Barrel in Cleveland, Tennessee, on June 29.
Cracker Barrel said in a statement provided to INSIDER that the restaurant chain had a zero-tolerance policy for "discriminatory treatment or harassment of any sort."
Fritts made headlines earlier this month after he called for the execution of LGBTQ people, saying they were "worthy of death" in a sermon, the Washington Post reported at the time .
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Cracker Barrel Tells Pastor His Church Is Not Welcome After Sermon Calling for Execution of Gay People

Cracker Barrel Tells Pastor His Church Is Not Welcome After Sermon Calling for Execution of Gay People

1 month ago   |   By Time

A Cracker Barrel restaurant in Tennessee turned away a pastor who preached anti-LGBT sermons, including that gay people should be executed by the government.
Grayson Fritts, a Tennessee pastor who is also a detective at the Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office, was planning a meeting with his church group at the Cracker Barrel in Cleveland, Tenn. on June 29. When the chain found out, Cracker Barrel refused to host them, citing the restaurant's “zero tolerance policy for discriminatory treatment or harassment of any sort.”
“We disagree strongly with their statements of hate and...
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