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Cochran controversy takes new turn as U.S. Reps weigh in

By Katie Leslie – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The controversy over former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran’s dismissal, which began with a self-authored religious book that contained remarks about homosexuality, has reached the U.S. Capitol.  U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk and several other Republican members of the Georgia delegation recently sent a letter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, accusing the mayor of violating “fundamental principles of free speech and religious freedom” when he terminated Cochran in early January.  read

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