FREEDOM’S GATE: Terrorism in the Homeland – are we ready? Blog Talk Radio, 6:30pm EST

Are we ready for Paris level terrorism in the US? The thought police are alive and well in Atlanta where Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired for his personal beliefs.


WASHINGTON, January 13, 2015 – Terrorism took on a new and more sinister face last week with the tragic murderous Islamic extremist attack on the Parisian satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Ten magazine employees were killed along with two police officers. The magazine attack may have given birth to a new type of terrorist assault which attacks those who disagree with Islamic fundamentalism and do so publicly via comedy, satire, cartoons, or in news publications.

Is America the next stop on the ISIS or Al Qaeda free speech assault hit list? Will ISIS bring its brand of terrorism to the nation’s neighborhoods?

Join political scientist and terrorism expert Al Maurer and Lisa Ruth, Communities Editor in Chief and former CIA analyst, to discuss terrorism in the homeland.

A little reported story is the firing of Kelvin Cochran is a decorated firefighter. He is also a devout Christian. He’s a deacon at a Baptist church and also teaches Sunday school. By all accounts – he is a decent and honorable man. And now – he is unemployed.

Cochran, who served seven years as the chief of the Atlanta Fire Departmant lost his job over a book he wrote about biblical morality titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” A small portion of the book contained what critics called homophobic language.  However, Cochran’s views were never expressed to employees nor did they color how Cochran interacted with and treated his employees.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed suspended Cochran last month. He was fired on Jan. 6 – the day he was supposed to return to work.

At a time that the world is reeling from one groups violently censoring another, we have to ask, are the politically correct now the thought police?

These and other questions will be discussed on Freedom’s Gate, live Wednesday at 6:30pm EST and then available on demand.

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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.