Ex-Cop Punished Over Marriage Views Lawyers Up, Demands Apology

  • A former police officer’s lawyers are calling on a Georgia police department to make changes after it placed a rookie officer on administrative leave for using social media to express his views on marriage.
  • “The City of Port Wentworth and the Port Wentworth Police Department should issue a public statement committing to respect the First Amendment rights of its police officers and announce an official change of policy,” attorneys with First Liberty Institute and former Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., wrote Monday in a letter to Mayor Gary Norton and Maj. Bradwick Lee Sherrod, the city’s assistant police chief.
  • First Liberty Institute, a nationwide legal organization protecting religious liberty, represents Jacob Kersey, who resigned as an officer with the Port Wentworth Police Department in January after facing backlash for sharing his personal, biblical view of marriage in a Facebook post.
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