Apr 24 2016

Ingo Breuer

Stand with health official who was fired for his faith.

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Did you know that if you work for the Georgia Department of Public Health you could get fired if you believe in Biblical morality? That happened to lay minister Eric Walsh. Government had to spy on his sermons to see if they were politically correct. He preached against evolution and proclaimed that homosexuality is sin. The state of Georgia now seems to cooperate with the corporate bullies who wage war against Christianity and seem to work to together to remove any form of American Exceptionalism and Christian heritage. Corporations try to profit from globalism and merging everything into a one-world culture/government/religion. This corporate path of action is what killed traditional country music, killed the American car, and killed American churches.

Right away, you want to sign this petition to stand with Eric Walsh who got fired by the Georgia DPH for his sermons.

http://www.citizengo.org/en/sc/34206-support-lawsuit-health-official-georgia-fired-his-faith?tc=gm

The background story

Quoting from CitizenGo:

Political correctness has caused a Christian Pastor to lose his day job. His crime was speaking the true Gospel. This week, renowned public health expert and lay minister Dr. Eric Walsh sued the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination and wrongful termination of employment. Two years ago, the Department of Public Health rescinded a job offer made to Dr. Walsh because of his sermons on homosexuality and evolution. Please stand with Dr. Walsh and ask the Georgia Department of Public Health to respect freedom of religion!

In May of 2014, Dr. Walsh accepted a position with the Georgia Department of Public Health as director of northwest Georgia. After he was offered the position, the department requested copies of his sermons that he had delivered as a lay preacher. The director of human resources instructed department employees to listen to the sermons for anything objectionable. This was in direct violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits government employers from considering an applicant’s religion in employment decisions.

Sermon topics preached by Dr. Walsh included “following God, having compassion on the poor, health, marriage, sexuality, world religions, science, and creationism.” Specifically, Dr. Walsh said that homosexuality was a sin.

“No one in this country should be fired from their job for something that was said in a church or from a pulpit during a sermon,” said Dr. Walsh’s attorney, Jeremy Dys.  “If the government is allowed to fire someone over what he said in his sermons, they can come after any of us for our beliefs on anything.”

Dr. Walsh wasn’t the only Georgian public official fired for his religious convictions. In January 2015, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired for publishing a book written on his own time on the teachings of Christ and biblical manhood. In 2012, after more than 30 years of service, Chief Cochran was given the Fire Chief of the Year Award by Fire Chief Magazine. But because Chief Cochran wrote that homosexuality was wrong, he was fired two years later.

This pattern must stop. Religious liberty should be honored and protected in the state of Georgia. Please tell the Department of Public Health and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia that we support religious liberty and believe that all public employees in Georgia should be free to privately practice their faith without fear that they will lose their job for what they said in church on Sunday.

My View

Is Georgia turning communist when preachers are fired from their secular job because of what they preach? Is this really the USA? I would like to go back to the state of Georgia the way it used to be back when Congressman Lawrence Patton McDonald was still serving. He was the toughest anticommunist Congress ever saw. He was from Atlanta and I-75 in northern Georgia is named after him. People like that need to be back in public service. I am concerned now that the governor cowtowed to the corporate bullies over a religious freedom bill and an Atlanta fire chief got fired for a Christian book he wrote. We all know that’s wrong. Folks, it is time to turn right and to get right. Don’t brag about anybody ‘coming out’. Brag about coming home as the song ‘Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” says. Brag on “coming” to Christ as the song “Just as I am” says.

Dear Lord, I want to thank you that government officials seem to be listening to and watching sermons. Lord, soften their hearts, so that they have a change of heart. I know they are listening for the wrong reasons. They want to condemn, reproach, mock, hate, denounce and attack your word and your Son Jesus Christ who came to redeem us from sin. But Lord I know your word is powerful and let us behold wondrous things out of thy law. We repent that we have let our guard down and turned into a communist country where they don’ won’t to retain God in their knowledge and refuse to give you glory. Lord, open their eyes as they listen to these sermons. In a way, I thank thee that officials take the sermons serious and are listening to the word of God. Lord, I pray that people left and right are going to jump off that bandwagon of liberalism and secularism and atheism. They are heading in the wrong direction. Lord, save those that are nearest hell and let sinners come to Christ, including those who work in high places in the government. In Jesus name. Amen.

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