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Tennessee Police Department Warns of ‘Meth-Gators’ Hyped Up by Toilet-Flushed Drugs

“American Alligator” by jpkrone is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  A Facebook warning from a Tennessee police department warning of “hyped up meth-gators” created by people flushing their drugs down the toilet has gone viral. Wrote the Loretto Police Department: ‘On a more or less serious note: Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay. When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream. Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the...
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Cracker Barrel bars homophobic pastor who called for LGBT executions

A pastor and former police detective who said the government should execute gay people has been barred from holding a meeting with his church at Cracker Barrel in Tennessee. Grayson Fritts had planned a June 29 meeting at the Cracker Barrel in Cleveland for his independent All Scripture Baptist Church. But the restaurant chain has announced that they will not be allowed onsite. “Cracker Barrel is not affiliated in any way with Mr Fritts or All Scripture Baptist and we disagree strongly with their statements of hate and divisiveness,” the...
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Pastor Who Called For Execution Of LGBTQ ‘Animals’ Barred From Holding Event At Cracker Barrel

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Cracker Barrel says it will not permit a Tennessee pastor who said in a sermon earlier this month that LGBTQ people are “freaks” and “animals” who are “worthy of death,” to hold an event in one of its Tennessee stores. The company said it condemned “statements of hate and divisiveness” made by Grayson Fritts, a pastor at All Scripture Baptist Church in Tennessee. Fritts is also a detective in the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Twitter user Blake Kitterman tweeted, “Hey @CrackerBarrel, a terroristic group that...
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Here’s Why That Sheriff’s Detective Who Preached Sermons Calling for Gay People to Be Executed Wasn’t Fired

The Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy who this month has repeatedly preached sermons calling for gay people to be put to death by the state has not and will not be fired. But Tennessee residents can at least be glad he won’t be on active duty anymore. Grayson Fritts is out on medical leave, and has accepted a form of early retirement, called a voluntary workforce reduction buyout. The buyout had been approved before news of the sermons broke. Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler, Fritts’ boss, says he did not...
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Sheriff’s Detective Says He’s ‘Sick of Sodomy’ – Delivers Bible-Pounding Sermon Calling for Execution of LGBT People

‘Sick of Sodomy Getting Crammed Down Our Throats’ A Tennessee Sheriff’s Detective is under fire after calling for the Bible-based state-sponsored arrest and execution of all LGBTQ people. Detective Grayson Fritts, who is also a pastor at the All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, on Sunday, June 2, delivered a sermon (video below) titled “Why Leviticus 20:13 Should Still Be Enforced.” As Fritts begins his hour and seven-minute long sermon, he says he doesn’t want to preach about Leviticus – a portion of the Old Testament Bible that calls for...
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