The case of Eric Walsh, a distinguished physician and Seventh-day Adventist, should be extraordinary. Government health care workers attended his church to evaluate the part-time pastor’s sermons and decided to revoke his job.
The thing is, it’s not extraordinary: Eric Walsh is actually the second highly accomplished black man to be fired by a Georgia government for expressing Christian views of sex and marriage.
The first was Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, who raised the ire of the LGBT community by writing one paragraph in a self-published Bible study on sins of impurity, including homosexuality.
John Kasich may cry peace, but meanwhile the Left is using its political and regulatory powers to redefine the expression of Christian views as the equivalent of racism.
Dr. Walsh, whose record of service to his patients is faultless, was astonished to discover he had come under Grand Inquisitors’ fire:
“I don’t believe I did anything wrong,” Dr. Walsh told me in an exclusive interview. “This has been very painful for me. I really am a strong believer in the Constitution. But now I feel like maybe all these ideals and values that I was raised to believe – the ideals they [sic] country was founded upon – no longer exist.”
Georgia needs a First Amendment Defense Act. And so does the U.S. Congress.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project and can be followed on Twitter @MaggieGallaghe.