A hateful sermon delivered by Grayson Fritts, a Tennessee pastor that is also a Knox Sheriff’s Office detective, has prompted a review by the district attorney’s office of all his cases. The homophobia-laced tirade that called for the arrest and execution of members of the LGBT community was delivered on June 2nd and posted by The Tennessee Holler. This was in reference to a Pride parade that is planned in Knoxville on June 22nd.
The attorney general had opened an investigation into current cases that Fritts is involved in. An assistant district attorney has also been assigned to any complaints related to closed cases. The Knox county Mayor, Glenn Jacobs, has categorized Fritts remarks as “vile and reprehensible” and that they do not condone “calls for violence.”