Take Action: City health official placed on leave for religious beliefs

City suspends Christian employee (a pastor), begins reviewing his sermons

May 6, 2014

According to the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena city officials placed Public Health Director Eric Walsh on temporary paid administrative leave last week after they learned he preached biblical truth about homosexuality and evolution.

After the city was contacted by homosexual activists, city leaders removed him from office, and is now monitoring and analyzing Pastor Walsh’s online sermons as part of their witch hunt.

Not only is this a case of religious discrimination, it has become a catalyst for systematically intimidating any public official who would speak about their Christian faith as a private citizen.

Walsh, an associate pastor at Altadena Seventh-day Adventist Church, was hired as the director of Pasadena’s Public Health Department in 2010. He also served as the city’s public health officer and oversaw the creation of a dental clinic that served low-income patients, as well as those with HIV/AIDS who could not get care elsewhere.

It gets worse…
Pastor Walsh was scheduled as the commencement speaker for the city’s college, Pasadena City College. Instead, the city’s action has caused the college to scratch those plans and invited Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black instead.

Recently the college found stolen photographs of Black and an ex-boyfriend engaged in sexual acts on Internet gossip sites, but that didn’t seem to matter.

Pastor Walsh deserves your support!

You can immediately send an email to Pasadena City Mayor Bill Bogaard and all seven city council members, urging them to stop their discrimination against Pastor Walsh and immediately restore him to his position as the city’s Public Health Director.

Take Action Now  You can immediately send an email to Pasadena City Mayor Bill Bogaard and all seven city council members now! 

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