KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WTHR) - A Tennessee police detective and church pastor is under fire for his sermons condemning gays and calling for executions.
According to WBIR, Grayson Fritts is a Knox County (Tennessee) sheriff's detective and pastor of All Scripture Baptist Church. He touts "his church position that gay, bisexual and trangender people are freaks and reprobates."
A June 9 sermon entitled "Sodomite Reprobates" was posted on YouTube. In it, Fritts said homsexuals were "God-hating animals."
"I mean, I hate 'em, and you should, too," he is quoted as saying.
In a sermon delivered June 2, Fritts told the congregation gay people "were worthy of death" and should be tried and executed by the government, WBIR said in their story.
Fritts has been a sheriff's department employee for 20 years and told the church he knew it was a "very controversial topic."
Charme Allen, Knox County's District Attorney issued this statement:
“We are looking into it and will respond accordingly," the statement reads. "As District Attorney, I have dedicated my career to the belief that justice is blind and that all people are entitled to equal protection of the law. I always have, and always will, prosecute fairly and justly, based upon the law and the evidence, without prejudice, bias, or discrimination of any kind.”