Tyranny of the Gaystapo: Atlanta mayor fires Christian fire chief for biblical views on homosexuality

Kevin Cochran
OneNewsNow reports on Jan. 8, 2015, that City of Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has fired Kelvin Cochran, chief of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and a Southern Baptist Christian, after suspending him for a month without pay.
What horrible thing did Cochran do?
He wrote a short book, Who Told You That You Were Naked? (self-published in November 2013), a portion of which conveys the biblical view of homosexuality. Then Cochran gave copies of the book to a few co-workers he knew to be strong Christians – but three city employees also received a copy without asking for one.
Mayor Kasim Reed says Cochran’s “personal religious beliefs are not the issue,” but that the city’s nondiscrimination policy is “nonnegotiable.” Reed claims the fire chief’s “actions and decision-making undermine his ability to effectively manage a large, diverse work force.”
Cochran has an unblemished record in more than three decades as a firefighter.
Kasim Reed, a Democrat, claims United Methodism as his religion. Curiously, his full name is Muhammad Kasim Reed. (Source: Wikipedia)
Gary Cass of DefendChristians.org responds:

“It appears that simply upholding a traditional Christian view of morality automatically makes you unfit for any kind of leadership in this morally upside down world of political correctness. It seems that Chief Cochran is being fired not for his actions, but simply for holding a biblical worldview.
So here’s somebody [Reed] who ostensibly identifies as a Christian, who thinks he can be fair in the way that he conducts his business but apparently [thinks] Chief Cochran can’t be fair. So it’s an interesting confluence of hypocrisy and double standards all at the same time.
Does Mayor Reed believe what the Bible says about the sin of homosexuality? If so, shouldn’t he resign, too?”

That being sad, Cass points out that at the end of the day, the mayor’s firing of Cohran is “an overt violation of Chief Cochran’s First Amendment liberties.” Cass urges Christians to contact Reed’s office on Cochran’s behalf.
Following Cochran’s suspension, the Georgia Baptist Convention initiated an online petition calling for the chief’s reinstatement. Another petition is available at ExtinguishIntolerance.com.
The American Family Association has launched a “Stand with Chief Kelvin Cochran” campaign that allows individuals to (1) sign a statement of support that will be delivered to Chief Cochran, and (2) contact Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed via email or telephone.
Kasim Reed was invited to the élite king-maker Bilderberg conference last year, which prompted our Trail Dust to ask “Is the Bilderberg group grooming a new messiah?
H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV and John Molloy

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6 years ago

email, vote, stand on your head, write long thoughtful blogs. It doesn’t matter, and half the country agrees with them.

6 years ago
Reply to  Ti

Ti, you reason like an idiot. How do you know that half the country agrees with “them”. Who is them? Define your terms. Did you personally take a survey of everyone in our country?
We must stand for Truth which includes the proclamation of absolute values, not unsubstantiated relativism. Grow up and get a spine.

6 years ago

Reblogged this on freddiemercurybiopicmovie and commented:
The gay agenda is Fascism that allows
for no freedom of thought
It is Dressed up as liberalism when it’s not it is fascism

The Grey Enigma
6 years ago

Reblogged this on The Grey Enigma.

Paul H. Lemmen
6 years ago

Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

6 years ago

Yet police can be forced to attend a mosque and encouraged to buy Islamic books. Proof that the PC police is alive and well in this country.

6 years ago

As a life-long resident of the Atlanta area, I have been pleasantly surprised by Reed.
But he blew this one, big time.

6 years ago

For heaven sakes, the mayor looks gay to me. I think this is grossly overstepping authority.

6 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post. I have signed the Petition. There is a price when one stands for the Truth. Furthermore, there is no evidence of discrimination against “gay” people by this chief. Amazing!

6 years ago

We seem to have an awful lot of ‘strange’ mayors out there these days:
New York
(I think I’m gonna run out of room here………)


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