Should fascist Democrats allow Christians to work for a living in America?

Young people seem to like gay marriage more than they like individual liberties
Young people seem to like gay marriage more than they like individual liberties

The story is from the Daily Signal.


Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran lived the American dream. That is, until he was fired from his childhood dream job for writing a book during his own private time.

Cochran’s book, published in 2013 and called “Who Told You That You Were Naked?,” expresses a biblical view on marriage and addresses homosexuality from his Christian perspective.

An active member in his church, he led a men’s small group Bible study and, after discussion with his group on Adam’s sin in the Book of Genesis, researched the words “naked” and “clothed” from the perspective of what the Bible says. He decided to write 162 pages about the topic in a men’s devotional book.

Cochran was reported to have asked the city’s ethics officer for permission before publishing the book and gave a copy of the book to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in January of 2014.

Fast-forward a few months, and Cochran received a 30-day suspension without pay, after an LGBT activist group started to protest the book.

“LGBT citizens deserve the right to express their beliefs regarding sexual orientation, and deserve to be respected for their positions without hate and discrimination,” Cochran said, according to a January article from The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “But Christians also have the right to express their beliefs regarding sexual orientation and be respected for their position without hate and without discrimination.”

After 34 years as a firefighter, Cochran’s fairy-tale career came to a halt in January due to his personal views on gay marriage.

“I profoundly disagree with and am deeply disturbed by the sentiments expressed in the paperback regarding the LGBT community,” Mayor Reed said in a statement. “I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration.”

[…]“I want to be clear that the material in Chief Cochran’s book is not representative of my personal beliefs and is inconsistent with the administration’s work to make Atlanta a more welcoming city for all citizens,” Reed stated after he had given Cochran a suspension.

Irony! And I’m sure that the Democrat Reed would say that he is as much a Christian as Cochran, even though he’s not a Christian in any way shape or form. Many Democrats claim to be Christians and even attend churches where they sing and jump around waving their arms. But they’re not authentic Christians.


Cochran had worked his way up, and out from the poverty he grew up in, to be named Atlanta fire chief in 2008. In 2009, he was appointed administrator of the United States Fire Administration under President Barack Obama. Less than a year later, he was back to his position as chief in Atlanta.

Investigation into Cochran found that he did not show discrimination against anyone during employment, yet he was terminated anyway.

[…]“The part that got me in trouble was the fact that in the book I dealt with sexual challenges that Christian men have and spoke of biblical marriage and biblical sexuality,” Cochran said in August while speaking at a religious libertyrally in Iowa.

There is something funny about sin. Not only do the people who do it want to be free to do it, but they also don’t want you to disapprove of it. So, if they have to use government power to force you to approve of it, they will.

It never occurs to me to use the government to force people to approve of what I am doing with my life. I’m chaste, I don’t believe in premarital sex. There is no support for this anywhere in the society, certainly not in the government, the education system, the mainstream media, Hollywood, and so on. There is not even support for this in the church. Yet, I don’t insist that people celebrate me – I don’t even feel ashamed of what I’m doing. It’s not easy, but not hurting women and being able to look at them as people instead of objects is a pretty good balance to the social disapproval I get. I’m just not interested in promiscuity, Tinder, Grindr, hooking up, monogamish, domestic violence, drug addiction, no-fault divorce, suicide, depression, sexually-transmitted diseases, abortions, and all the other things that the sexual revolutionaries push on me. Not interested.

So, that’s the difference between sin and not sin. Sin requires you to get people to agree with you. You feel so bad inside that you want everyone to affirm you, hoping that the shame and guilt you feel because of what you are doing will go away. Hoping that if all the humans agree with you, and support you, then God will have to overlook what you are doing. Hoping that if everyone is as sinful as you, then all of you will get into Heaven somehow.

Here are two more things about me. First, I wouldn’t be writing a thing about sexual issues unless I was using an alias. The champions of the sexual revolution occupy the commanding heights, and they are very happy to punish dissenters. Second, one of the big reasons why I am so picky about marriage is because I would rather save my money and make a difference by writing than get married and have kids and be forced to go silent for fear of becoming unable to support my family. The scarier these restrictions on open Christianity become, the more difficult the choice between making a difference and marrying becomes. Seems like I have to choose between speaking up and defending myself, or going silent and providing for a family.

6 thoughts on “Should fascist Democrats allow Christians to work for a living in America?”

  1. 100% spot on, WK – and GREAT title! (Although the term “fascist democrats” is arguably redundant in this day and age. :-)

    “Mayor Reed said in a statement. “I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration.””

    Do you think Mayor Reed has any idea of the cognitive dissonance or self-refuting nature of this statement?!?

    1. Is redundant. What is amazing is why so many “Christians” vote for them. This idea that Christianity is about good feelings is popular in the churches that are Democrat-dominated. No concern for real issues like pro-life, religious liberty, defending marriage, homeschooling.

  2. Applause. I saw Kelvin Cochran speak about two weeks ago here in my city. The thing WK is this…he wasn’t “angry” or demanding “justice” in fact he wanted us to pray for the Mayor at one point, now many church-sunday-christians and most christian women to say ‘see, he wants us to be tolerant, so people will like us”


    He defended his stance. He didn’t regret what he said or did, and would do it in the exact same way. He mentioned one point that MEN who call themselves ‘Christian’ will have to expect persecution…….but if it is indeed for what Christ expects of us as men who claim him??? Well???? What’s the problem?

    He said too many Christian businessmen will keep their views quiet if it means not getting a “business contract from the government” and behavior like this is part of the problem today. We want a safe sanitized Christianity that looks nice on Sunday but we tend to ignore struggle and the COST of being a disciple today. He reminded us of fellow believers RIGHT NOW in Africa, and Asia who are paying with their LIVES for professing Christ.

    He gave us an encouraging message, but a strong admonishment as well. Great post WK!

  3. “Mayor Reed said in a statement. “I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration.””

    According to the article, the only discrimination that took place was when the Mayor suspended Cochran. It is not evident that Cochran engaged in any discriminatory behavior at all, but was suspended on the grounds of personal religious beliefs (i.e. discrimination).

    The mayor’s statement should have been “I will not tolerate freedom of religion of any kind within my administration.”

  4. If you allow people to think differently than you, without trying to destroy them, you admit that other views may have some merit. Only views that enhance one’s own agenda should be allowed not to be shouted down as evil and bigotry. That’s the current definition of tolerance, right?

  5. I echo the compliments here. This post is a needed push.

    I also amplify the choice you describe. To be a vocal Christian and father is a tight-rope walk. I’m not all that vocal, in fact, but publishing a little book like this is exactly the kind of thing I would do (have started to do).

    I’m also trying to make my income/business anti-fragile. No great gains yet, but you seem to be doing this as well.

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