Help Us Defend Religious Liberty!
NEWS UPDATE 1-30-2015
Advocate of Georgia’s Religious Liberty Legislation by J. Gerald Harris,
By J. Gerald Harris, Editor of The Christian Index – download the PDF
NEWS UPDATE 1-13-2015
The petition is being delivered to Mayor’s Reed office on January 13th; however if you would like to continue to voice your support for former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, the online petition will remain open.
Please enlist as many churches and believers as possible to express these concerns to Mayor Reed:
Mayor Kasim Reed
55 Trinity Ave. Suite 2500, Atlanta, GA 30303
- Statement on firing of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran 1-7-2015- download the PDF
- Read the Full story in The Christian Index.
- GBC News Press Release 12-15-2014 – download the PDF
- Purchase Chief Cochran’s book “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” on 3G Publishing, Inc.
- For more information contact Mike Griffin at the Georgia Baptist Convention (706) 436-2646.
NEWS UPDATE 1-11-2015
Standing for Our Faith Rally
On Tuesday, January 13 come to the Georgia State Capitol and stand with Christians from around our state!
The unjust firing of Chief Kelvin Cochran by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has awakened believers from around our state and nation to the reality of Christian discrimination in the workplace. Now is the time for all Bible-believing Christians to show their support for Chief Cochran’s courage and for our First Amendment rights as American citizens!
Come stand for your faith and against anti-Christian bigotry with Chief Kelvin Cochran, pastors, church leaders and Christians. We will conclude our time together by walking to City Hall for a time of prayer.
What: Standing for Our Faith Rally
When: Tuesday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Georgia Capitol Rotunda
Who: Public Invited
Organized by Concerned Pastors:
Garland Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Griffin, email@example.com
Sign the Petition:
The Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) is calling on the Christian community to “stand up for biblical principles and fellow believers who are punished or marginalized for their faith.”
In response to Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran’s original suspension, and now termination by Mayor Kasim Reed, the GBC’s Public Affairs Committee is continuing the petition started last month. The committee has issued its own statement defending the Fire Chief and is calling on Reed to:
- Acknowledge Chief Cochran’s First Amendment Rights.
- Make a public apology for the termination and grief it has caused the Chief and his family.
- Restore Chief Cochran’s position and reputation as an honorable Fire Chief.
GBC is requesting Christians and people of faith across the nation to sign the related petition (right) calling upon Mayor Reed to reverse his decision as outlined in the three areas listed above.