Fire Chief Loses His Job After Controversy Over Christian Book
Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, who was suspended and subsequently terminated over comments he wrote in a book titled, ‚ÄúWho Told You That You Are Naked?‚ÄĚ has received support from Christians groups who believe that he should be reinstated to his post.
But Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who officially announced the firing Tuesday, said at a press conference that Cochran‚Äôs judgement was at the center of his firing, citing a Bible verse to make his case against the former fire chief, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
‚ÄúI, too, am a person of very deep religious faith ‚Ä¶ 1 Corinthians 14:40 says, ‚ÄėLet all things be done decently and in order‚Äô and I want to make very clear in my judgement that was not done here,‚ÄĚ Reed proclaimed. ‚ÄúChief Cochran‚Äôs book ‚Ä¶ was published in violation of the city‚Äôs standards of conduct, which require prior approval of the ethics officer and the board of ethics.‚ÄĚ...
you can see a little different approach in the New York time article. [URL=http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/us/atlanta-mayor-kasim-reeds-dismissal-of-fire-chief-kelvin-cochran-ignites-religious-bias-debate.html]]]http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/us/atlanta-mayor-kasim-reeds-dismissal-of-fire-chief-kelvin-cochran-ignites-religious-bias-debate.html[/URL]
‚ÄúI, too, am a person of very deep religious faith ‚Ä¶" so says Mayor Reed. So called brother against brother "and that before unbelievers." It will be interesting on how the city's Christian community comes down on this including the next mayoral election. I guess this city's public servants can not express written or verbal communications that are Biblical based. Can they even attend services that are not Unitarian or PCUSA? Yeah, buy the book!!!