Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for Views on Homosexuality – Now Religious Liberty Advocates Are FIGHTING BACK!

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Free speech and religious freedoms are again under attack from radical LGBQT activists who seek to purge from the public square anyone who expresses views that are anything less than in outright support of homosexuality!

It was announced last week that Atlanta’s embattled Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, has been fired for a book he wrote on Christian values that was called “anti-gay.” In reality, as Fox News reports, that translates to: it happened to include the Biblical view of homosexuality:

According to the GA Voice, a publication that covers the LGBT community, there were two items that caused concern:

“Uncleanness – whatever is opposite of purity; including sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, bestiality, all other forms of sexual perversion.”

“Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, the same sex, and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body – temple and dishonor God.”

Cochran said he referenced homosexuality on less than a half a page in the 160-page book.

“I did not single out homosexuality,” he said. ‘I simply spoke to sex being created by God for pro-creation and He intended it to be between a man and a woman in holy matrimony – and that any other sex outside of that is sin.”

Fox News also notes it was “a book he wrote for a men’s Bible study group at his Baptist church.”

But now religious leaders are rallying to his defense in protests today and have set up a petition in support:

The unjust firing of Chief Kelvin Cochran by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has awakened believers from around our state and nation to the reality of Christian discrimination in the workplace. Now is the time for all Bible-believing Christians to show their support for Chief Cochran’s courage and for our First Amendment rights as American citizens!

The book hardly seems like a firing offense, especially for a person in charge of the city’s fire department! Gay activists and the mayor’s office are basically saying that public officials cannot exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and religious liberty. This goes beyond an issue of mere tolerance or acceptance, which Cochran has expressed. They demand approval and advocacy, and a denial of the Biblical view of sex – of which homosexuality is only one in a long list of acts that fall outside of it.

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