How many employees write books off hours, and in their spare time, without first consulting with their supervisor at the “day job” where they work? I know of at least six, two of those six are public employees, and none of the six were fired.
Now, According to media matters in an article they published at http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/01/07/atlantas-mayor-dismantles-religious-freedom-def/202040 the reason below is why the fire chief was terminated.
In a January 6 press conference, Mayor Reed stressed that the decision to fire Cochran wasn’t based on his religious beliefs:
The mayor said he decided to terminate Cochran not just because the fire chief didn’t consult him before publishing the book, but also spoke out about his suspension despite being told to remain quiet during the investigation into his leadership. What’s more, Reed said he believes Cochran opened up the city to the potential for litigation over future discrimination claims.
Reed stressed that his decision is not because of Cochran’s faith: “His religious (beliefs) are not the basis of the problem. His judgment is the basis of the problem.”
However, the fact that the fire chief was fired for not first consulting with his supervisor at his “day job” before writing a book on his own personal time demonstrates that the left willfully discriminated against the fire chief.
Here is how I make that determination:
Nobody else who wrote a book off hours, and in their personal spare time, without first consulting with the supervisor at the “day job” where they work, was every fired for that other than this fire chief.
The definition of discrimination according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is “the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people”
The group of people we are talking about is those people who are Christians who write books, in their capacity as an individual, off hours from their day job, and in their spare time, without first consulting with the supervisor at the “day job” where they work about it.
You see, the employer did not terminate the job of an atheist or another public employee who wrote a book off hours, and in their personal spare time, without first consulting with the supervisor at the “day job” where they work. The employer only terminated the job of this man, who belongs to a particular segment of Christianity who believes differently.
That unequal treatment as applied to members of one group, while a different standard of treatment is applied to someone who commits the same action and is a member of a different group, is the essence of discrimination.
Media Matters proves this to be true in their own words, even though the objective of their article is to argue that is not the case.