Hatred Extinguished: Atlanta Fire Chief Terminated for Distributing Anti-Gay Book to Employees
Some fundamentalist Christians are clueless when it comes to free speech. They seem to think they have the right to say whatever they want without any sort of consequences. But as Atlanta’s fire chief recently learned, public officials can’t spread anti-gay propaganda in the workplace and keep their job.
Kelvin Cochran was fired this week for distributing a hateful self-published book to some of his employees last year. Titled Who Told You That You Were Naked, the 2013 work described homosexuality as “unclean,” “a sexual perversion,” “vulgar” and “inappropriate.” Cochran likened it to bestiality.
When word got out in November that Cochran had handed out copies of his overtly Christian tome to his employees, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed suspended him for one month.