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First Slice 1/25/15: FBI searches for person who thought making bomb threat via Twitter was good idea

Law enforcement officials are looking for the man or woman who told a Delta customer service rep on Twitter that they'd put a bomb on a plane headed to Atlanta. Nearly 30 big-city mayors, including Kasim Reed, have said they will show sign a legal brief in support of President Barack Obama's immigration policy.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Atlanta Mayor Chided by Police Union For Participating in ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Photo

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed drew the ire of a local police union because of a photo he took in December recently resurfaced and shows the mayor alongside other African American celebrities raising his hands in the “don’t shoot” pose—a gesture...Show More Summary

#BlackLivesMatter: Atlanta Police Department Blasts Black Mayor Kasim Reed For ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ Photo

Atlanta Police Department Upset With Kasim Reed For Hands Up Photo Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is in trouble with the police department for a picture taken in which he and several celebrities put their hands up in the “hands up,

First Slice 1/21/15: Atlanta police union head upset with mayor's recent 'hands up, don't shoot' pose

The head of Atlanta's police union has bone to pick with Mayor Kasim Reed over a recent photo in which he raises his hands in a "hands up, don't shoot" pose to protest the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Show More Summary

The Atlanta Mayor Reed Feels More Comfortable Around "Hip Hop Voice Of The Street Pirate" Artists Than He Does Around "Strong Black Men Of GOD OF OUR ANCESTORS" Who Refuse To Compromise Their Spiritual Integrity

ANALYSISAtlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Has Difficultly Navigating From His Days As A COLLEGE ACTIVIST At Howard University When He "Did A Student Sit In "Where He Shut Down The Administrative Building At The HBCU In Order To Protest The Addition...Show More Summary

Attorneys for Christian Fire Chief Say Termination Violates First Amendment Rights: 'Tolerance Is a Two-Way Street'

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's decision to terminate Kelvin Cochran last week was unconstitutional, according to attorneys working with the ousted fire chief as he explores legal options to sue the City.

The "Post Racial Progressive Fundamentalist Alliance" Member "The Human Rights Campaign" Stands With Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed In His Firing Of Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran - But They Won't Ever Stand With Black People By Demanding PROOF That "My Brothers Kee

DO NOT ASK THE "GAY LOBBY" TO PROVE THAT "KEVIN COCHRAN IS ANTI-GAY" PER THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES. DO NOT GET ANGRY THAT THEY INCESSANTLY CALL THIS A "HOMOPHOBIC BOOK" READ THE BOOK YOURSELF, Get Past The "Christian Laced Perspective"...Show More Summary

New York Times Defends Firing Of Anti-gay Atlanta Fire Chief: VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The New York Times has defended the decision of Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed to dismiss fire chief Kelvin Cochran following a 30 day suspension for making derogatory remarks about LGBT people in a self-published book he wrote titled Who Told You That You Were Naked?

WATCH: Atlanta Mayor Defends Firing Antigay Fire Chief

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he hired former fire chief Kelvin Cochran ‘to put out and prevent fires, not to be at the center of one.’ read more

Atlanta Mayor Branded 'Antichrist,' 'Muslim' for Firing Christian Fire Chief; 'I Have Crazy People Calling My House,' Says Mayor Reed

Atlanta's Mayor Muhammad Kasim Reed says that he has been called the "Antichrist" and "a Muslim" since terminating Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran and despite being subject to harassment and alarming threats, he stands by his controversial decision.

In The "Killing Field" Of Atlanta Georgia - The Black Mayor's Fears For His Life Against "Right-Wing Christians" Who Are Angered After He Fired The Police Chief Will Compel His Allies In The "Civil Rights Pharisees" To Remove The "Street Watch" From North

WSB TV: "Mayor Kasim Reed Fears For His Life From The "Christian Evangelicals Who Were Seen Holding A Multi-Racial Prayer Session On The Steps Of City Hall On Tuesday I DIDN'T THINK THAT I HAD TO FEAR FOR MY LIFE IN FULTON COUNTY GEORGIA...Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo and Kelvin Cochran Wrapped in One Package

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who fired Cochran for his comments about homosexuality, maintained that his actions had nothing to do with abridging freedom. "This is not about free speech," he said. "Judgment is the basis of the problem....

Religious Freedom and Values

Religious freedom has been a hot topic in the news. Last week the mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, let go his Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, for distributing copies of a Christian book that attacked homosexuality. Cochran defended his behavior...Show More Summary

Tony Perkins Compares Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed To Islamic Terrorists

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The FRC has launched the hashtag #FiredForFaith. You know what to do.

NOM now distributing former Atlanta fire chief's anti-gay book

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Here is how The New York Times describes the anti-gay passages in the book that earned former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cohran his current controversy: He was fired on Jan. 6 by Atlanta’s mayor, Kasim Reed, for homophobic language i...

Will the Termination of Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Sour Mayor Reed’s Political Future?

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been in the headlines for his suspension, then firing, of Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran over a book on leadership that Cochran published. A portion of the book condemns the homosexual lifestyle on religious grounds. Show More Summary

ATLANTA: Hate Groups To Rally Today In Support Of Fired Anti-Gay Police Chief

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The image above comes via NOM. Tony Perkins will also be there in Atlanta today. From his press release: Atlanta's fire department is supposed to put out the flames -- not fan others. Unfortunately for Mayor Kasim Reed, the controversy over the firing of Christian fire chief Kelvin Cochran is igniting a different debate over religious liberty. Show More Summary

Atlanta mayor faces Christian backlash after firing city’s fire chief over anti-gay book

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The mayor of Atlanta is facing a backlash from conservative Christians over his decision to dismiss the city’s fire chief for distributing a self-published book that describes homosexuality as a “perversion”. Kasim Reed fired Kelvin Cochran last week, after placing him on suspension without pay....

Terminated Altanta fire chief is latest shiny object for the Christian persecution industry

Just prior to Thanksgiving, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended without pay by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. At issue was a book Cochran penned titled Who Told You That You Are Naked? The 162-page book is a compilation of lesson plans Cochran had written for local Baptist men’s bible study groups. Show More Summary

Homophobic Fire Chief In Atlanta Gets Canned Over Antigay E-Book

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The city of Atlanta is now accepting applications for a new fire chief. Kelvin Cochran, Atlanta’s former fire chief, was canned by Mayor Kasim Reed this week just one day after returning from a 30-day suspension without pay for going against city policy by self-publishing an antigay e-book. In Who Told You That You Were Naked?, Cochran, a self-proclaimed “devout […]

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