In 2015, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired for writing on his own time and at his own expense a men’s devotional that included a brief statement about the beauty of biblical marriage and the error of homosexuality. On December 20th, he was vindicated, at least in part, when a federal district court ruled that the city of Atlanta had violated Cochran’s freedom of speech by saying he had to seek the city’s permission before writing the devotional. However, the ruling did not say that he could not have been fired for what he wrote.
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