Saturday, 17 January 2015
Je Suis Kelvin: Religious Discrimination – No Freedom of Speech for Atlanta Fire Chief
Millions walked for freedom of speech following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris that took the lives of 19 people, four of them Jews who had nothing to do with the cartoons that Charlie Hebdo published.
However, on the other side of the Atlantic (i.e., the USA to be more precise), the storyline was very different. Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran published a book in which he made a case for the traditional view of marriage (one man, one woman) and the biblical teaching on sexuality.
Mayor Kasim Reed responded by suspending him for 30 days and then by firing him, accusing him of discriminitory views. In doing so, he is in effect banning Genesis.
In his book Who Told You That You Were Naked? Mr. Cochran writes that the works of the flesh mentioned in Galatians 5:19–21 include homosexuality.
This, obviously, is something the major does not like.
It seems that true Christians and biblical morality are increasingly been discriminated against and anything but Christian ethics are politically correct.
Where are the folks who’d take up Je suis Kelvin posters and start marching? After all, freedom of speech was supposed to be an important issue.
Shellnutt, Kate. 2015. Bible Citation Costs Atlanta Fire Chief His Job. Galatians 5 versus 1 Corinthians 14: Mayor critiques Kelvin Cochran's publishing of his religious views on homosexuality. Christianity Today (January 9).