Christian Fire Chief Gets $1.2 Million From Atlanta Oct 17, 2018 23:05:31 GMT -5
Post by J.J.Gibbs on Oct 17, 2018 23:05:31 GMT -5
Christian Fire Chief Gets $1.2 Million From Atlanta After They Fired Him Because Of His Faith
By Andrew Mark Miller - October 17, 2018
There’s no doubt that religious freedom has been under assault in this country for many years thanks to the liberal left. We all remember Obama going after the Little Sisters of the Poor and we all remember how he would lecture Christians constantly about how bad they were.
Luckily, a lot of that has changed under President Trump. We finally have a president who understands how important religious faith is in this country.
In Atlanta, religious freedom just scored a huge victory.
A victory worth over a million dollars.
From The Daily Wire:
Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was terminated from his position after writing a devotional book in his off-time which briefly discusses Biblical views on sex and marriage.
After a December 2017 ruling found that the city discriminated against Mr. Cochran and violated his First Amendment rights by firing him for expressing Christian views with which they disagree, the city council on Monday agreed to pay out $1.2 million to the former chief for damages and attorneys’ fees, reports Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the organization which represented Mr. Cochran.
From The Daily Caller:
Cochran wrote the book titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” in 2013, and he intended it to be used for a men’s Bible study aid. He handed out copies to a number of his friends and co-workers — people he said had requested them.
In the book, Cochran referred to homosexuality as a “perversion” in accordance with his own religious beliefs.
Two years later, in January of 2015, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed suspended Cochran and then ultimately fired him, claiming that he had illegally promoted his book on the job.
We are allowed to believe what we want and worship what we want in this country. Period.