Six Georgia Lawmakers Side with Fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran



The Washington Examiner reports that six Georgia lawmakers have written to the Mayor who fired Kelvin Cochran for writing a self-published book on Christian life and ethics, “Who Told You You Were Naked?”

These are the two offending paragraphs in the 160 page book:

Uncleanness — whatever is opposite of purity; including sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, bestiality, all other forms of sexual perversion.


Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, the same sex, and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body-temple and dishonor God.

After firing Cochran,  Mayor Reed said his decision was not based on on Cochran’s “personal religious beliefs” but rather on an evaluation of “judgement and management skills.”  However, the Atlanta’s own investigative report concluded:

No interviewed witness could point to a specific instance in which any member of the organization has been treated unfairly by Chief Cochran on the basis of his religious beliefs.

The Union president claimed Cochran’s book created “disgust” among firefighters while also noting he was “unable to offer any examples of maltreatment” of any gay or other employees by Kelvin Cochran.

You can buy Kelvin J. Cochran’s self-published book, either as a gesture of support or to judge for yourself.

Maggie Gallagher is the editor of

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.

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