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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.”

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