ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials have agreed to pay $225,000 to a man who said his job offer was rescinded after videos emerged of him giving sermons criticizing gay rights and evolution.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://bit.ly/2kaYnNS ) reports that Georgia Department of Public Health agreed last month to settle the religious discrimination lawsuit filed by Dr. Eric Walsh.
Walsh was a Pasadena, California health department official in 2014 when he was offered a job to run the Department of Public Health’s northwest Georgia operations.
That offer was withdrawn after videos surfaced in California of sermons that Walsh had given as a preacher describing evolution as a “Satanic belief.”
Officials have denied wrongdoing, saying they rescinded the offer because Walsh hadn’t reported his outside employment as a pastor, not because of the sermons.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com
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