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Cracker Barrel drops church occasion over minister's LGBT execution comments

Cracker Barrel said it won't have an occasion by a Tennessee church whose minister was a criminologist who lectured that the administration ought to execute gay individuals.

The café network said Tuesday on Twitter that it's not associated with All Scripture Baptist Church or its minister, ex-Knox County sheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts. Saltine Barrel said it can't help contradicting their announcements of despise and disruptiveness and the June 29 occasion won't be permitted at the café.

We serve everyone who walks through our doors with genuine hospitality, not hate, and require all guests to do the same, Tennessee-based Cracker Barrel said in its tweeted statement.

Cracker Barrel's reaction pursues a letter Tuesday from Tennessee Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini to the chain's CEO about the congregation's arranged occasion at its Cleveland, Tennessee, eatery.

Fritts has said his beliefs didn't affect his work in the sheriff's office. He took a buyout and no longer works there. District Attorney Charme Allen is reviewing pending cases investigated by Fritts.

In light of Cracker Barrel's announcement, All Scripture Baptist Church said they were just going to Cracker Barrel for meeting and eating and called the café network wolves in sheep's clothing.

If the 'LGBT' community hosted an event there and Christians complained they wouldn't ban the 'LGBT' group, they would tell us they don't 'discriminate' against anyone, the church said in an emailed statement. But hey, it's their business. They can have a double standard if they want to.