A Bakersfield, Calif., television weatherman who was reportedly fired for standing up for his faith says he doesn't regret his actions.
"The station did what it needed to do. I did what I needed to do. And I feel good about it," said Jack Church, the former chief meteorologist at KERO-TV.
Church recently objected to a story the station aired about the success of local strip clubs.
Church told the Christian Post he opposed the story because it glamorized stripping.
"I said, 'I am a Christian,' and told them I just led a class at my church on faith sharing. I said, 'This is totally inappropriate material for the 5 o'clock newscast,' and I asked them not to air the story," he recalled.
The station decided to broadcast the story anyway. In response, Church asked for a day off so it would not appear he endorsed the story. When the station refused, he took the day off anyway.
KERO-TV says Church wasn't fired for his beliefs, but instead was let go because he violated his contract.