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To actually lose my childhood dream-come-true profession – where all of my expectations have been greatly exceeded – because of my faith is staggering, the very faith that led me to pursue my career has been used to take it from me.
This happened to me, but it's really not about me, it's a warning to every American that freedom of speech and freedom of religion are hanging by a thread, which will snap if we don't fight to preserve these cherished protections.
Found on Reuters 8 years ago
My family was very, very poor, we were living in a shotgun house in an alley – three big brothers, two little sisters.
Miss Maddie house’s the day that God convicted me in my heart that I wanted to be a firefighter when I grew up, all I thought about growing up in Shreveport was not being poor and being a firefighter.
The LGBT members of our community have a right to be able to express their views and convictions about sexuality and deserve to be respected for their position without hate or discrimination, but Christians also have a right to express our belief regarding our faith and be respected for our position without hate and without discrimination. In the United States, no one should be vilified, hated or discriminated against for expressing their beliefs.
Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, the same sex, and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body – temple and dishonor God. i did not single out homosexuality.
This is not about his religious views but his about his ability to lead a diverse work force, it’s unfortunate that this had to happen. I feel the mayor has done the right thing to ensure all employees are treated fairly.
The essence of the Christian faith is a love without condition, sir, i have demonstrated that love in the fire service for 34 years. There’s not any person of any people group that has interacted with me for any measure of time that can say I have hate or disregard or discrimination in my heart for any people group.
I ’m not discouraged and I ’m not downtrodden, this is a God thing and He’s going to do great things and He will vindicate me publicly.
I did not single out homosexuality.
I guess they got what they asked for.
I did not dishonor him in the process.
Christians must stand up for their rights.
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