Dismissed Atlanta fire chief sues for discrimination.


Former fire chief Kelvin Cochran has sued the city of Atlanta and its mayor, Kasim Reed, for firing him over his proselytism in the workplace.

Cochran, author of an evangelistic tome titled Who Told You That You Were Naked?, was let go after he distributed copies of the stridently anti-gay volume to staff.

In the 162-page book, Cochran compared homosexuality to bestiality and wrote that "[N]aked 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."

Reed alleges that the chief distributed the book to employees although they did not ask for it and shared his anti-LGBT views in the workplace. The city of Atlanta's anti-discrimination ordinances prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination.

"The totality of his conduct--including the way he handled himself during...

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