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Urge Mayor to Reinstate Fire Chief Ousted for Expressing Faith

 
National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

News came down yesterday that Kasim Reed, the Mayor of Atlanta, GA, has fired the city's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, for expressing his religious views in a self-published book released last year.

The book contains, among other things, explanations of Mr. Cochran's biblically-based beliefs about sexuality and marriage, which predictably brought the wrath of LGBT activists who want to intimidate and bully anyone who dares speak out against their radical agenda to redefine marriage!

Marriage Supporter, this is an outrage, and we need to speak out against it! Please click here to sign a petition of support for Mr. Cochran and to urge the Mayor to reinstate him as Fire Chief and formally apologize to all people of faith for this harmful action.

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 fit to serve as the city's Fire Chief. There is simply no justification for firing him on the basis of this book!

But, of course, the radical gay agenda isn't interested in the First Amendment, or in the values of tolerance and respect for a diversity of opinions. They simply want to silence any opposition and turn traditional values about marriage and family into the social and legal equivalent of hate speech and bigotry.

We cannot stand by and allow this kind of bullying and intimidation to continue. Click here right away to sign our petition and to say, "Enough is enough!"

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We need to stand united against the intolerant bullies who want to drive good people like you and me and Mr. Cochran from the public square in shame. For the sake of future generations' rights to express their beliefs without fear of reprisal, we need to stop this kind of thing from continuing to happen.

Thank you for standing with us in defense of marriage and religious liberty.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

Brian S. Brown
President
National Organization for Marriage

Brian Brown