Free Speech Victory: Atlanta Settles Lawsuit with Christian for $1.2 Million | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Free Speech Victory: Atlanta Settles Lawsuit with Christian for $1.2 Million

The City of Atlanta agreed this week to pay former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought against city leaders who fired Cochran in 2015 for expressing his Christian beliefs on homosexuality and gay marriage.

“The government can’t force its employees to get its permission before they engage in free speech,” said Kevin Theriot of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented Cochran in his lawsuit. “It also can’t fire them for exercising that First Amendment freedom, causing them to lose both their freedom and their livelihoods.”

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