This is pretty damning. The Mayor of Atlanta fired the city’s highly regarded fire chief because, more than a year before his firing, he wrote a book for his Baptist Church.
In the book, the Fire Chief quoted the Bible on homosexuality. The book circulated City Hall for a year with no complaints until it landed in the hands of several different gay rights activists who demanded the Fire Chief be fired.
One of those gay activists is on Atlanta’s City Council. That city councilman gave this amazing quote to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
“I respect each individual’s right to have their own thoughts, beliefs and opinions, but when you’re a city employee, and those thoughts, beliefs and opinions are different from the city’s, you have to check them at the door.”
Ummm … no actually. That’s not constitutional. A Democratic city cannot preclude Republicans from working for the city. A city of gay activists cannot preclude open Christians from working for the city. The city is a representation of all the people, not just the people who agree with a majority of the city council.
That’s totalitarian — very soviet.
The City of Atlanta is arguing that you have to check your beliefs at the door in order to work for the city. That’s neither right nor constitutional. But the left intends to make you care.