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School Bus Driver Fired for Praying with Kids

A school bus driver, who also happens to be a pastor, lost his job for praying with the children on the bus.

The world is officially upside down.


Christian News reports:
George Nathaniel, 49, is the pastor of both the Elite Church of the First Born and Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He has worked for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District for the past two years, and was hired by Durham School Services, which provides the drivers for the district.

As Nathaniel is a Christian, he says that he likes to give the opportunity for students to sing and pray to start off their day on a positive note.

“We start out with a song,” he told the StarTribune. “Then each person will pray if they want to pray. If they don’t want to pray, they don’t have to pray. Then I will pray and ask them if they want to join me in prayer. Just give them something constructive and positive to go to school with.”
Oh my somebody stop him. He sings and prays with the kids.

In other news, KITV4 News has learned that a bus driver who's admitted to reading a newspaper while driving a city bus WON'T LOSE HIS JOB.

Fix News reports that a New York bus driver who was fired after failing a random drug test should be reinstated, the state’s highest court ruled on Tuesday.

I'm just sayin'.



*subhead*Nuts.*subhead*

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12 comments:

Mack Hall, HSG said...

Oh, Mr. A, you have little concept of the proliferation of do-it-yourself religions and their reverends / apostles / disciples / bishops / doctor bishops / master bishops / master doctor bishops in this country, and not only in the South. Don't for moment think that such are Methodists, Lutherans, or Anglicans with identifiable and consistent beliefs and respect for you and your children; you can't know what they believe because they make it up as they go along, claiming messages from God that can change every day. If -- I say "if" because the 'net is a septic tank of unsourced gossip -- the narrative as posted is true, a failure to terminate this man's employment would have been a failure of responsibility.

Jason Fairfield said...

It's been confirmed by other sources Mr. Hall just do a bing search on praying school bus driving. Also, I defy you to find any single point of Catholic faith or morals that has changed in all of church history.

Pat said...

What am I missing in the story? I don't want some Wiccan priestess inviting my kids to join her in her incantations while they are a captive audience. How is this different, except that MAYBE the bus driver shares some of my personal religious beliefs. Our tax dollars shouldnt pay for this. He should keep his eyes on the road and his mouth shut.

Pat said...

What am I missing in the story? I don't want some Wiccan priestess inviting my kids to join her in her incantations while they are a captive audience. How is this different, except that MAYBE the bus driver shares some of my personal religious beliefs. Our tax dollars shouldnt pay for this. He should keep his eyes on the road and his mouth shut.

superman said...

Most of you have no clue on America history .The first act of congress was to print bible for schools.All of Washington is rich with Biblical scripture on federal buildings .You can hear the sound loudly of Atheist in this room ... The true is offense to the perishing ... Hell is full of those who hate God truth and offend by it .For He offers His forgiveness and you folks reject Him .Blame yourself for your own doom . But oh! if this man was gay he'd be somehow protected as having rights .

geegee said...

@superman "Most of you have no clue on America history .The first act of congress was to print bible for schools."

Ha, you think others are clueless? It took Congress a few months just to get enough Congressmen to NYC to reach a quorum. Then they had to, you know, get organized... elect leaders, make rules. I don't think printing Bibles for schools was on the agenda that day.

http://history.house.gov/HistoricalHighlight/Detail/36875

agnstthwnd1 said...

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/publicschool/evolving_classroom/books.html

John said...

"...a failure to terminate this man's employment would have been a failure of responsibility. "
"How is this different, except that MAYBE the bus driver shares some of my personal religious beliefs. Our tax dollars shouldnt pay for this. He should keep his eyes on the road and his mouth shut. "

WHY??

I don't see anything suggesting that he's doing anything terribly horrible. He doesn't appear to be receiving any pay for singing or praying, but is receiving pay for driving the bus. ..And he seems to be capable of doing THAT quite nicely.

I understand the point about Wiccans or others, but really, I haven't heard any suggestion that such a situation has arisen, never mind creating a problem. Frankly, I'm tired of hearing that a Christian may not do this or that merely because a public entity is paying him for something else that he's doing at the same time.
We have traditionally been a Judeo-Christian nation, not a secular one. Let's let people behave accordingly for a change!

Pat said...

John,
Do you want your tax dollars paying for a government employee to drive your children to school and tell them that Christ was a prophet but not the Messiah, and then politely invite them to join him in a few prayers in Hebrew? That's a fair analogy to what this bus driver did.

Mary De Voe said...

The parents of the school children need to vote on the school bus driver praying while driving. If prayer in public school and all public places had not been banned, the appointment to pray ought to have been kept while all the children had their feet on the ground. This is another aspect of prayer ban that jeopardizes minor children, our constitutional posterity.

Pat said...

Mary, what if the community votes to allow only Muslim prayer? Or only Jewish prayer? There is an area in upstate NY where Hasidic jews have moved in from Brooklyn in droves. In less than 10 years, they now comprise a majority of voters in the school district. Should the Christians in that town (49% of the population) should just suck it up (or move) if the community decides to put prayer back in public schools and on school buses? Cause they wouldn't be prayin 'bout Jesus.

Proteios1 said...

This is what they will be praying for at the atheist mega church. The purging a of Christians.

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