He doesn't have any business knowing, that is my point in this instance. However, statistically we can assume that a percentage of people who work under his supervision are homosexual or have sons or daughters or family members who are homosexual. The point is he doesn't know. He did, however, hand out a book that he wrote stating his personal belief about his religion relating to homosexuality. There is no way his alleged actions could make those people feel comfortable about their sexual orientation or about their opinions about sexual orientation or their opinions about his specific religious beliefs. The should not be put in a position where they have their big boss saying in essence "what you do and what you belief is wrong". That is precisely what he is alleged to have done.And where did he say he had any "business knowing about the sexual orientation of his employees or their family members"? Are you making things up now?
Agreed and there is no law requiring employees to inform their employers and supervisors of their religion. Therefore Cochran has no idea unless how many people he supervises are of a particular faith. That alone is a reason for him not to assume. People who aren't of his faith or are a less extreme member of his faith or are of no faith at all should not have to be concerned about how his feelings may effect their employment. Frankly and thankfully, most Christians and most people of other religions and most atheists don't feel compelled to tell their bosses or even their workmates about their religious beliefs. It's off putting at least and coming from a person with Cochran's background it can be a big red flag.And you say he has "no business knowing the religions of his employees". Sorry but there is no law that prohibits his employees from making their religious beliefs known to him or attending the same church as their supervisor.
So all the five people share his religion and share his views on his religion and share his views on homosexuality? You don't know. I don't know and neither does Cochran. He assumes. In his high position there he has to know that one hell of a lot of what he hears from people reporting to him is butt kissing.And if you read about this story (which apparently you didn't) you will see that he gave that book to less than 5 people whose religious beliefs were the same as his. And he also gave a copy to the mayor a year ago, and the mayor said he would read it.