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First Slice 9/24/14: Health official who says Satan created evolution, gay people sin to sue Georgia over rescinded job offer

Man killed outside Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Midtown residents concerned about prostitutes, and more

Meet Dr. Eric Walsh, a health official who has a filed a complaint against the state and is prepping a civil rights lawsuit. He alleges that Georgia Department of Public Health officials offered him a job, but took the offer off the table after learning about his religious beliefs. Walsh, a Seventh Day Adventist preacher, has recorded sermons that document him saying evolution is a “religion created by Satan” and gay men and women are sinners. “I was shocked at what happened,” he said at a press conference. “Quite frankly, I didn’t know in the United States of America that something like this could happen when your work record is stellar.”

Does the DeKalb County Police Department have a ticket quota system in place? At least one former officer thinks so. And the officer is suing the department over the matter. "Yeah, they're going to make some questionable arrests because they don't want to feel the wrath of the department,” the officer said. A spokesperson from the department denied the officer's accusations.

Atlanta Police officers are looking for suspects involved in the fatal shooting of a man outside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market last night. "All I saw was two dudes running down the street and one of them had a gun," eye witness Jamar Jackson told WSB-TV.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta has placed Archbishop Wilton Gregory's former mansion in Buckhead on the market for $2.85 million. The church had purchased and spruced up the property using part of an endowment from Margaret Mitchell's nephew.

Midtown residents are up in arms about prostitutes working on Piedmont Road near Ponce de Leon Avenue. It's problem, they say, that's persisted for about a decade.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens' office has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for not disclosing documents related to a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Stacey Kalberman, who was ousted as the state ethics commission's head after launching a probe into Gov. Nathan Deal's 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

Mayor Kasim Reed has appointed Melissa Mullinax, his deputy communication's director since 2012, to become one of his senior advisors. “Throughout her career, she has shown a deep dedication to serving communities across Atlanta and Georgia. In this new role, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge in public affairs, strategic communications and politics," Reed said in a statement.



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