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Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Nets Nearly $250 Thousand Penalty

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Dr. Erick Walsh

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by Leonardo Blair, The Christian Post

Dr. Eric Walsh, a Christian public health expert and lay preacher who lost a job with Georgia’s Department of Public Health in 2014 because he believes homosexuality is a sin and evolution is a “religion created by Satan,” settled a lawsuit Thursday with the state for nearly $250,000.

First Liberty Institute, which represented Walsh in the case against the state of Georgia, said in a release that the state of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Walsh’s religious discrimination lawsuit.

“I am grateful this trial has finally ended,” Walsh said in the statement. “It’s been a long, difficult journey, but it’s worth it to have my name cleared and to ensure that all Georgia government employees know they have religious liberty.”

According to the Liberty Institute, Walsh’s faith first became an issue in early 2014 while he worked as the public health director for the city of Pasadena, California.

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