Fire Rescue Chief Kelvin Cochran published a book titled Who Told You You Were Naked? and expressed his Christian views on homosexuality and other sexual sins. Cochran, who was unaware that free speech is dead in America, was promptly suspended by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for one month without pay and ordered him to undergo sensitivity training. Cochran is also a Baptist deacon and former Obama appointee as FEMA’s U.S. Fire Administrator.
Here’s an excerpt from his book (Warning: These views are so horrifying that a man lost his job for a month):
“Sexual acts pursued for purposes other than procreation and marital pleasure in holy matrimony is the sex life of a naked man. When men are unrestrained in their quest for sex outside of God’s purpose they will never be fulfilled. Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, same sex and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body-temple and dishonor God. This is the kind of sex that leaves a man continually empty–the sex life of a naked man.”
LGBT activists didn’t take too kindly to that passage and various other passages that referred to homosexuality as a “sexual perversion”…
“I was surprised and disappointed to learn of this book on Friday,” Mayor Reed said on Monday afternoon. “I profoundly disagree with and am deeply disturbed by the sentiments expressed in the paperback regarding the LGBT community. I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration.”
The city claims they suspended him not for his private views, but because he published the book while identifying himself as the city’s fire chief without the administration’s permission.
“One of the most alarming things is that we did not know about the book when it was published,” Reed’s spokeswoman Anne Torres said.
District 6 Councilmember Alex Wan, who is openly homosexual, said, “When you’re a city employee, and [your] thoughts, beliefs and opinions are different from the city’s, you have to check them at the door.”
h/t LifeSite News