When asked Monday about his “rights of conscience” bill that would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians, Del. Robert G. Marshall, R-Prince William, cited the recent firing of Atlanta’s fire chief as a cautionary tale.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed fired Kelvin Cochran last week after the fire chief distributed to some co-workers copies of his self-published Christian book condemning homosexual acts as “vile, vulgar and inappropriate.”
Marshall and other Cochran supporters see this as an issue of religious freedom — not the poor judgment of a manager of 750 employees.
A boss should not be proselytizing on the job, sending chills through a diverse organization or creating a hostile work environment. Read more »