Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed. In the suit, Cochran claims he was wrongfully terminated for his religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage.
The Daily Signal reports on the the suit and the book that Cochran wrote leading to his termination:
On Jan. 6, 2015, after writing and self-publishing a book which briefly mentions homosexuality as one among many sexual sins from a Christian perspective, the city of Atlanta and Mayor Reed suspended Cochran without pay, subjected him to “sensitivity training” and ultimately fired him.
One has to wonder if the corporations that helped fund Mayor Reed’s election support this retribution for religious expression. Would Coca-Cola, which is headquartered in Atlanta, or Delta Airlines, the city’s largest employer, fire one of their own employees for their religious beliefs? Those are just two of the corporations that have helped fund Mayor Reed’s campaigns.
Conservatives should ask the following corporations that funded the Mayor Reed’s campaign directly or through their PACs if they stand by his actions (Source: The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission):
Bank of Atlanta
Delta Air Lines
Blue Cross, Blue Shield