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    Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/us...iews.html?_r=0

    ATLANTA ó Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday that he had fired the chief of the cityís Fire Rescue Department, Kelvin Cochran, after Mr. Cochran gave workers a religious book he wrote containing passages that condemn homosexuality.

    Mr. Reed had suspended Mr. Cochran for a month without pay in November, opening an investigation into whether Mr. Cochranís authorship and distribution of the book to workers violated the cityís nondiscrimination policies. That move sparked a debate about religious liberty and freedom of expression: Last month, the 1.4-million member Georgia Baptist Convention began an online petition that called for Mr. Cochranís reinstatement and suggested his First Amendment rights had been violated.

    The matter also presents a challenge for Mr. Reed, a second-term Democrat who presides over a metropolis whose social mosaic is defined by strong expressions of Christianity and large and politically powerful gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual groups.

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    Homosexual Agenda strikes again
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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    He should have been fired for handing out religious books alone.

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    He should have been fired for handing out religious books alone.
    Yeah the publishers and distributors of the Gideon Bible should be in prison.

    Ever heard of the first amendment?
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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Yeah the publishers and distributors of the Gideon Bible should be in prison.

    Ever heard of the first amendment?
    The gideons are a private charity, the ATL fire department is a governmental dept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Yeah the publishers and distributors of the Gideon Bible should be in prison.

    Ever heard of the first amendment?
    The publishers and distributors of the Gideon Bible are not going around to people's work places and forcing their religious non-sense on other people.

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    He should have been fired for handing out religious books alone.
    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?

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    The gideons are a private charity, the ATL fire department is a governmental dept.
    He wasn't selling them. People weren't forced to take them.
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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?
    If he is working for a government department he shouldn't be advocating *any* point of view while on the clock.

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    He wasn't selling them. People weren't forced to take them.
    And this detail matters because ...?

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    Re: Atlanta Ousts Fire Chief Who Has Antigay Views

    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    The publishers and distributors of the Gideon Bible are not going around to people's work places and forcing their religious non-sense on other people.
    No one was forcing anything. [except the homosexual lobby]
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