ATLANTA, Georgia -- A state advocacy group representing LGBT people is calling on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to sack the city’s fire chief, Kelvin Cochran.
Reed on Monday suspended Cochran for a month without pay after a self-published book surfaced in which Cochran writes homosexuality is a "perversion."
But Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, says Reed isn’t going far enough and says Cochran must go.
“It appears that his language is so extreme, so belittling of gay and transgender people that I don’t see how he could possible lead a diverse workforce,” said Graham.
Cochran’s book, titled "Who Told You That You Are Naked?"includes a passage that compares compares homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality. The book has been available publicly at least since November 2013, according to Amazon.com.
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