Fire Chief Fired for Christian Beliefs

Craig Huey Religious Freedom Leave a Comment

Across America, Christians are losing their jobs because of their Christian beliefs.

For example, Brendan Eich, president of Firefox, was fired (see report here), just because he donated $1,000.00 in 2008 to support a proposition that would have made traditional marriage the only marriage in California.

We have written about dozens of cases in which Christians are losing jobs because of their faith—and we could have written a lot more – for instance, there have been sportscasters, educators, athletes, social workers and much more with similar stories.

All of them were fired because of their Christian beliefs—all were victims of anti-Christian bigotry.

Now the mayor of Atlanta, Georgia has fired a Fire Chief because of his Christian beliefs.

His Crime: He wrote a 160 page book for his home Bible study where he took a stand for marriage, and said adultery and homosexuality are sins.

But this portion was only 1/2 of a page of his book.

Kevin Cochran has been Atlanta’s outstanding Fire Chief and worked for the city for over 30 years.

But his Christianity got him fired.

Cochran said, “I am heartbroken that I will no longer be able to serve the city and the people I love as Fire Chief, for no reason other than my Christian faith.”

Cochran is standing up and speaking out. He said, “It’s a warning to every American that freedom of speech and freedom of religion are hanging by a thread, which will snap if we don’t fight to preserve these cherished protections.”

The liberal mayor of Atlanta has destroyed Cochran’s 1st Amendment rights. It has violated his freedom of religion. And trampled his right to a free press.

He is not accused of anything, but holding to Biblical views.

Cochran said: “The essence of the Christian faith is a love without condition. I have demonstrated that love in the fire service for 34 years. There’s not any person of any people group that has interacted with me for any measure of time that I can say I have hate or disregard or discrimination in my heart for any people group.”

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