TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 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, Knoxnews reports. 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. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen said that the attorney general's office knows about the matter and will respond accordingly.