Rev. Franklin Graham said on Thursday’s National Day of Prayer that, in a time growing anger and frustration in the nation, “we need wisdom and help from God” and must ask Him to grant “wisdom, peace, strength, humility, and fortitude” to President Trump. More>>
Five years have passed since former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran’s distinguished 30-year career as a firefighter came to an abrupt halt.
In 2015, the City of Atlanta placed Chief Cochran on a 30-day suspension without pay, ordered him to complete “sensitivity training,” and launched an investigation into his conduct. Ultimately, he was fired.
Chief Cochran had led the City of Atlanta to attain a greater level of fire and rescue preparedness than ever before. And the investigation into his conduct found that he had done nothing wrong.
So what brought about such severe action from the city?
That year, in his spare time outside of work, Chief Cochran wrote and published a men’s devotional book for his men’s group. In that book, Chief Cochran briefly mentions that he holds a biblical view of marriage and sexuality. That’s it.
But the City did not approve of that marriage view.
Thankfully, after Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit against the City on his behalf, Chief Cochran got the justice he deserved. The City of Atlanta agreed to pay $1.2 million in a settlement, vindicating Chief Cochran’s First Amendment rights.
This was an important win for all people of faith who want the freedom to live and work consistently with their beliefs without fear of government punishment.
But an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling could open the door for government discrimination against people of faith—creating many more stories like Chief Cochran’s. More>>
The progressive left’s ridiculous push to create a “gender-fluid” dystopia continues as lawmakers in California seek to prohibit stores that sell children’s toys and clothing from separating these products by gender.
Under the proposed law which would go into effect in 2023, California department stores that sell children’s products would be committing an illegal act by organizing these products by gender. Assembly Bill 2826, introduced by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, would apply only to retail department stores with 500 or more employees. Should any of the targeted department stores fail to comply with this absurd law they could be punished with a fine of $1,000. More>>
Alabama has become the newest state to propose legislation that would protect young, gender-confused children from doing irreparable damage to their bodies with “transition” treatments such as puberty blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones. More>>
Prominent evangelical pastor Franklin Graham said Sunday that LGBTQ activists are trying to ban “the truth of the Gospel” from British society by having him barred from preaching in the UK. More>>
The governor of Tennessee is catching heat for signing a bill that allows religious-based adoption agencies the right to deny services to anyone, including LGBTQ families. More>>