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Congressman Chip Roy is calling out the firing of Dr. Andrew Fox, the chaplain for the Austin Fire Department. Roy called the termination “cowardly” and “likely unconstitutional” after the chaplain shared his religious views on his personal blog.

He wrote about his “religious and commonsense view” that men and women are biologically different and men do not belong competing on women’s sports teams.


“When city officials demanded that I recant and apologize for the harm my blog post allegedly caused, I explained that my intent was to foster discussion, not cause offense,” Fox wrote. “And I apologized if anyone was offended. I could not, however, recant my beliefs or apologize for my faith.”

After eight years, Fox was fired. Now Fox has filed a lawsuit against Austin with the assistance of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Roy said the city of Austin is leading a “leftist inquisition to bar Christians — or anyone with the sincere and simple belief that boys aren’t girls — from serving the city.”

“But blessed are the persecuted, and great is their reward,” Roy said. “I applaud Dr. Andrew Fox and Alliance Defending Freedom for fighting this egregious wrong in the courts, and I pray for a just and righteous outcome.”


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