Police Officer Resigns After Facebook Post on Traditional Marriage Landed Him on Leave

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There must be a surplus of first responders in Georgia since cities can get rid of them for believing the Bible.

First, there was the fire chief canned by Atlanta for his self-published book on how men should do better as husbands and fathers.

Now there’s a police officer quitting the Port Wentworth Police Department after harassment — including suspension — for Biblical beliefs he put on Facebook.

I assume fire and police departments want upstanding people of integrity and character. Except for a certain kind of integrity and character — the Biblical kind.

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kevin Cochran lost his job for writing that was critical of homosexuality and for saying that marriage was only between a man and a woman.

Jacob Kersey is leaving Port Wentworth, Georgia, police over his Facebook post outlining the concept in the book of Ephesians regarding the union of Christ and the church as a marriage. “God designed marriage. Marriage refers to Christ and the church.That’s why there is no such thing as homosexual marriage,” he posted.

Cochran’s 2015 firing eventually resulted him winning a $1.2 settlement with Atlanta over his lawsuit regarding free speech; Kersey’s Facebook comments got him a one-week suspension.

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