Nashville paramedic Kevin Kennedy has been suspended without pay for two months over anti-gay Facebook posts, The Tennessean reported.

The 20-year veteran of the Nashville Fire Department is accused of writing on his Facebook page and on a Nashville Fire Department Emergency Medical Services page that two EMS workers should “crawl back into the closet.” He allegedly referred to his colleagues as “queers” and labeled homosexuality a “perversion.”

Kennedy faced a departmental hearing last week, which resulted in Fire Chief Steve Halford making the decision to suspend him.

Kennedy must also complete an anger management program and diversity training before returning to work, said Deputy Chief Kim Lawson, a spokeswoman for the department.

“We have a diverse group of employees in the fire department who respond to the needs of a diverse community,” Lawson said. “This disrupts the order of discipline. We have an important job. These actions in no way are tolerated.”

“We have not faced this issue before, but as social media expands, it is a concern. In no way did we want people to think the department was associated with anti-gay comments,” she added.