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Fired For Not Supporting Homosexuality

 

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He was fired from his job for not supporting homosexuality. But this wasn't any job... He was the Fire Chief of Atlanta and his name is Kelvin Cochran.

Chief Cochran, a firefighter for more than three decades, is also an member of his local Southern Baptist church. He wrote a book on Christian sexual ethics for a Bible study, exploring the meaning and morality of human sexuality. The book is not about homosexuality, but there is a single page that refers to homosexuality as one of many sexual behaviors that Christians view as sin.

Cochran says he gained verbal permission from proper city authorities before he shared copies with others in his church and several co-workers who had already identified themselves as fellow Christians.

But apparently his private views found in his self-published book were enough to warrant a brusque dismissal from Mayor Kasim Reed. The Mayor offered no evidence of discrimination on Chief Cochran’s part—only that the chief holds these views and put them in a book.

The unjust firing of Chief Cochran by Mayor Reed has awakened believers from around the State of Georgia and the entire nation to the reality of discrimination against Christians in the workplace.

We must take a stand for religious freedom and freedom of speech. There is no justification for firing Chief Cochran, who has executed his duties faithfully for decades. He has an impeccable reputation in Atlanta and has never failed to serve Atlanta residents because of their sexual predilections.

Will you stand with Chief Cochran and his First Amendment rights?

Believing what the Bible says about human sexuality should not disqualify Christians from participation in public life or from holding lawful employment. This is transparently unjust discrimination against Christianity.

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Reinstate Fire Chief Cochran

Mayor Reed,

I am deeply troubled by your removal of Atlanta Chief Kelvin Cochran from his post. Your unceremonious termination Chief Cochran shows utter disregard for his First Amendment rights to Free Speech and Free Exercise of Religion. You said that you want Atlanta “a more welcoming city for all of her citizens ­­— regardless of their … religious beliefs.”

I demand that you extend that same welcoming spirit to Chief Cochran by restoring him to his post and apologizing for discriminating against him based on his religious beliefs.

Chief Cochran has an impeccable reputation in Atlanta and across the nation. He has never failed to serve Atlanta residents because of their sexual predilections.

I stand with Chief Cochran and his First Amendment rights.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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