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Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended Because of Religious Beliefs

By December 17, 2014Georgia
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At the end of November, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed handed Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran a 30-day suspension without pay simply because he disagreed with the Fire Chief’s personally held religious beliefs.  Chief Cochran’s First Amendments rights are being violated because Mayor Reed disagrees with the contents of the Fire Chief’s self-published book, Who Told You That You Were Naked? which he uses as a part of a men’s study group at his local church.  And because the book also offended the LBGT community, Chief Cochran is being required to attend sensitivity training. You can read the details about Chief Cochran’s book in the Christian Index.

Concerned Women of America of Georgia is calling on Mayor Reed to rescind the suspension and to immediately reinstate Chief Cochran, along with all lost salary due to the suspension.  Click here to read State Director Tanya Ditty’s letter to Mayor Kasim Reed.

Take Action Today!
The Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) released a letter this week concerning Chief Cochran.  As a part of the letter the GBC is asking “Christians and people of faith across Georgia to sign a related petition on the Georgia Baptist Convention web site to show support for Chief Cochran.”

Now is not the time to be silent. We must stand together as people of faith to protect and preserve religious liberty as provided in the United States Constitution.

Pray for Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran and for his family during this very difficult time of persecution.

Pray that people of faith will be bold in their defense of religious liberty.