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Public Advocate Mobilizing in Atlanta, Georgia

Fox News is reporting;

"There is a prejudice against Christians in this country right now," White told me.

Dr. White made his bold proclamation just hours before hundreds of Christians were expected to gather at the Georgia capitol to protest the firing of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. Among those taking up his cause are the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Georgia Baptist Convention and the Family Research Council.

"What happened to Chief Cochran goes to the core of religious freedom," he said. "Georgia Baptists are deeply concerned about the mistreatment of Kelvin Cochran."

Franklin Graham said Cochran was a target of "politically correct bullying against Bible-believing Christians" and vowed to stand alongside the embattled former fire chief.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said the Times had "reached a new low in blatant hypocrisy."

"The New York Times is calling for public servants to be held to a different standard when it comes to their freedom of speech and religion," Perkins said. "I think most Americans are quite happy with the standard that we have had for the last 226 years - the First Amendment."

If nothing else, Cochran's public shaming at the hands of Atlanta's mayor has unified Georgia Christians from all denominations and races.

Read the full story and watch the video on Fire Chief Cochran's persecution here: