Tag Archives: Kelvin Cochran

ATLANTA: Court Allows “Religious Discrimination” Lawsuit Brought By Anti-Gay Former Fire Chief

Reuters reports: A federal judge will hear a high-profile discrimination lawsuit brought by a former Atlanta fire chief who claims he was fired for his religious beliefs after publishing a book critical of homosexuality. City officials had sought the dismissal of the lawsuit, filed by Kelvin Cochran in a case that has been closely followed by conservative groups advocating religious ...

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GEORGIA: Fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Still Wants His Job Back

Via the Heritage Foundation: After being fired for writing what’s been described as an “anti-gay” book, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran says he “absolutely” wants his job back. “In the United States of America, Americans should not have to choose between keeping your job and living out your faith,” Cochran told The Daily Signal in an exclusive interview. “And ...

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ATLANTA: Alliance Defending Freedom Sues City Over Fired Crackpot Fire Chief

Last month the ADF filed an EEOC complaint and today they filed a civil rights suit. Considering that their litigation track record rivals that of the Liberty Counsel, the former fire chief probably shouldn’t hold his breath.

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ATLANTA: Former Fire Chief Files Religious Discrimination Complaint With Feds

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal discrimination complaint contending he faced religious discrimination when the City fired him after he published a book that contained controversial statements about homosexuality. Cochran swore out the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by the City ...

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Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Makes “State Of The Family” Address

Via the Washington Times: The American way of life is in crisis and is in need of a spiritual, moral and cultural renewal, a traditional values leader said Monday night in a first-of-its-kind address. “The state of our union is only as strong as the state of our family,” Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), said in ...

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Focus On The Family: Atlanta Will No Longer Allow Christians To Hold Jobs

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FRC Money Begs On Fired Fire Chief

“After 30 years of distinguished public service, the mayor fired Kelvin Cochran because he self-published a 160-page book written for his church Bible study. This is not the first story we’ve heard about government’s attack on our religious freedoms. In this case, only one half of one page in his book discussed the Biblical view of homosexuality. This example provides ...

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HRC Backs Atlanta Mayor Kasis Reed

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Tony Perkins Vs New York Times

“Just when you thought the media couldn’t sink any lower, the Times takes on the same First Amendment that gives it the freedom to print these vicious attacks on Christians. In a stunning column, the newspaper argues that men and women of faith have no place in public management of any kind. The piece, which shows a remarkable disinterest in ...

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Tony Perkins Compares Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed To Islamic Terrorists

The FRC has launched the hashtag #FiredForFaith. You know what to do. UPDATE: The local Fox affiliate was live-streaming. Click play and forward to where things start around the 20-minute mark. At the 60-minute mark anti-gay crackpot Alveda King speaks. King is currently signing her press releases as “Dr. Alveda King” because she got an honorary doctorate from some Christian ...

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NOM Money Beg Includes “Free” Copy Of Anti-Gay Book By Fired Atlanta Fire Chief

Just in via email: Dear Joe, Right now, our friend Reverend Garland Hunt is preparing to lead the Standing for Our Faith Rally at the Georgia Capitol rotunda in support of Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. At the center of the controversy down in Atlanta is a man who has served as a public official with a sterling record; and who ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the New York Times: Until last week, Kelvin Cochran was the chief of the Atlanta fire department, where he oversaw a work force of more than 1,000 firefighters and staff. He was fired on Jan. 6 by Atlanta’s mayor, Kasim Reed, for homophobic language in the book, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” Among ...

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ATLANTA: Hate Groups To Rally Today In Support Of Fired Anti-Gay Fire Chief

The image above comes via NOM. Tony Perkins will also be there in Atlanta today. From his press release: Atlanta’s fire department is supposed to put out the flames — not fan others. Unfortunately for Mayor Kasim Reed, the controversy over the firing of Christian fire chief Kelvin Cochran is igniting a different debate over religious liberty. Despite insisting that ...

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Brian Brown Fundraises On Firing Of Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran

“Mr. Cochran was simply exercising his First Amendment rights, publishing a book as a private individual and not making any claims as a representative of the city. His views – which, incidentally, are views shared by a majority of Georgians and a majority of people throughout the country and across the globe – have no bearing on whether he is ...

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Tony Perkins On Atlanta’s Fired Fire Chief

“Atlanta’s Kelvin Cochran knows all about fire — but being fired? That’s a whole new experience — one Cochran hopes other Christians never face. The long-time member of the city’s Fire Rescue Department was forced out of the squad in a shocking display of anti-religious prejudice after a distinguished career that [sic] an appointment by the Obama administration as the ...

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Erick Erickson: Gay Terrorists Have Won

“A publisher published something that offended. It mocked, it offended, and it showed the fallacy of a religion. It angered. So the terrorists decided they needed to publicly destroy and ruin the publisher in a way that would not only make that destruction a public spectacle, but do it so spectacularly that others would think twice before publishing or saying ...

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Former Atlanta Fire Chief: Gays Got Me Fired For Expressing My Christian Beliefs

You didn’t think Todd Starnes would let this guy go unmartyred, did you? “The LGBT members of our community have a right to be able to express their views and convictions about sexuality and deserve to be respected for their position without hate or discrimination,” Cochran told me in an exclusive interview. “But Christians also have a right to express ...

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Predicted Martydom Commences

Red State douchebag Erick Erickson is calling on his readers to order Kelvin Cochran’s book and send it to Atlanta’s mayor. (Tipped by JMG reader Kyle)

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