Ex-Cop Speaks Out After Resigning Over Post About ‘God’s Design For Marriage’

A young Georgia cop who claims he resigned after being reprimanded for publishing a Facebook post about the Bible and gay marriage said he felt compelled to “take a stand for God’s word.” Jacob Kersey, 19, was a police officer in Port Wentworth, Georgia, for less than a year when he found himself in the crosshairs of controversy earlier this month. He joined the force in May 2022 and graduated from the academy in September. Months later, despite receiving what he said were highly complimentary on-the-job reviews, he’s vacated the position with the Port Wentworth Police Department he worked diligently to secure. “On January 2nd, I made a Facebook post while I was off duty about God’s design for marriage,” Kersey told CBN’s Faithwire. “And the post simply stated that God created marriage, marriage refers to Christ in the church, and that’s why there’s no such thing as homosexual marriage.” The former officer said this sentiment is a “deeply-held Christian belief” and one seen throughout the entirety of the Bible. But despite purportedly posting on his own time, he said he was contacted by his direct patrol supervisor on Jan. 3, and informed someone had complained about his social media post. “He stated that someone had complained, that I would need to remove the post,” Kersey said. “And I stated, ‘Well, that’s a deeply held Christian belief of mine. I won’t be able to remove it.'” The ex-cop said he was then told the situation could lead to his termination. “It wasn’t like I was on a traffic stop, you know, trying to save someone … I wasn’t handing out Gospel tracks. This was when I was off-duty on my Facebook page.” Watch the former officer reveal why he chose to resign and why he plans to stand up and speak out for others Christians’ beliefs and free speech rights.

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