The pastor was barred by the Barrel.
Chain restaurant Cracker Barrel has announced that it would bar a controversial anti-LGBTQ Baptist minister from hosting a church event at the Cleveland, Tenn., location scheduled for Saturday, June 29.
The chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party Mary Mancini wrote a letter to the CEO of Cracker Barrel, Sandra Cochran, to bring to her attention the intentions of Pastor Grayson Fritts and his Knoxville, Tenn., church in hosting an event in one of the company’s restaurants — which she called a “very troubling development.”
Fritts had said that the members of the LGTBQ commmunity are “worthy of death,” Mancini wrote. And added that he “also called on the United States government to carry out death sentences against the community.”
Cracker Barrel was quick to repudiate the notion that he company could be “affiliated in any way with Mr. Fritts or All Scripture Baptist, and we are not hosting any event on June 29th,” a tweet from the company’s official account read.
A full statement that accompanied the tweets announced that “we have advised All Scripture Baptist that their event will not be allowed at Cracker Barrel,” and that the its restautants serve everyone with “genuine hospitality and not hate, and require all guests to do the same.”
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Muri Assunciao and originally published at New York Daily News. Title changed by P&P.]
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