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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    One has to ask, why not? Adultery is not any more or less immoral than homosexuality. Why should one be treated differently than the other?
    Adultry harms the spouse that is being cheated on. Homosexuality only has to do with the people who are consenting to love each other.

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

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    Yeah the publishers and distributors of the Gideon Bible should be in prison.

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Indeed, think of what it would mean if politicians were not allowed to freely hold, and express what beliefs they will, and to act in their duties according to their beliefs? The entire process of lawmaking really depends on the ability of lawmakers to discuss and debate their opinions freely, and to author and vote on legislation in accordance therewith.
    A fire chief is a public servant and not a lawmaker.

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    If Kelvin Cochran had been passing out Korans these Baptists would have been demanding that he be fired.
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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Why should someone lose their job over that? Would you support his firing if he passed out pro-gay marriage leaflets too? Or books by Richard Dawkins? Why are liberals so intolerant?
    A manager has no business passing out any religious / anti-religious / or ideological literature to their employees. That would include religious literature or the God Delusion. Pretty simple concept.
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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    At least I do not claim “tolerance” among my virtues, so I am not a hypocrite when I fail to practice it.
    Except that you don't know what "intolerant" means. Disagreeing is not intolerance. That's just a lie you tell yourself so you have a name to call other people.


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    Re: Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    If he tried to impose his lifestyle or beliefs on his subordinates, then he - like the actual fire chief - should be fired. It's NOT a matter of PC - it's a matter of leadership, of how well the leader grasps just how his or her actions even off duty affect subordinates.
    There's no evidence that Mr. Cochrane “tried to impose his lifestyle or beliefs on his subordinates”. The argument is that simply because he made it known that he disapproves of a certain form of immorality, that his leadership would create a hostile work environment for perverts who hold to that form of immorality. That being the case, wouldn't a leader who lets it be known that he engages in a certain form of immorality also create a hostile environment for subordinates who hold to decent moral standards?
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    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Do I have this right? The guy was writing a book and asked some of his co-workers to read it? And because it was religious in nature and spoke ill of a protected liberal group of supposed victims the guy was fired? Is this sort of thing strictly prohibited in the Chiefs contract, or is the mayor just scared of the intolerant fascist homo activists raining down on him?
    Are you telling me that a public employee supervisor handing out Islamic religious material to subordinates is ok?
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    Re: Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    So in the one instance you call me intolerant and then you go around and condemn homosexual firefighters not for quality of their character but for the characters they love? Cognitive dissonance at its finest.
    I don't claim to be “tolerant”. I fully acknowledge that there are evils that are not deserving of the “tolerance” that those of you on the wrong seem to reserve only for such evils.
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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Adultery is a complete aside from Homosexuality. Quit trying to compare the two.
    They are different faces of the exact same evil. Why is one given the status of a politically-correct “protected class”, and the other not?
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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