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Burnsville Bus Driver Fired for Leading Prayers on Bus

Richfield resident George Nathaniel, who’s also a pastor at two Minneapolis churches, ignored the transportation company’s demand that he stop.

Durham School Services fired a Burnsville school district bus driver last week for leading kids in Christian prayers after he’d been warned not to do so, the Star Triune reported.

Richfield resident George Nathaniel is a pastor at Elite Church of the First Born and for Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, in addition to working as a bus driver. 

Durham initially received a complaint from the Burnsville district about the prayers. The company reassigned Nathaniel to two new routes. He continued to lead prayers, and Durham sent him a separation letter Oct. 30.

Nathaniel believes his firing is a violation of his freedom of speech, but a series of Supreme Court cases have established that it’s unconstitutional for any representative of a public school to lead students in prayer.

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Mike B. November 06, 2013 at 02:32 PM
But if a liberal bus driver ranted on and on for pro-homosexual viewpoints, anti-Republican spiels, and pro-abortion speeches, you can bet the bus driver would be congratulated by the ACLU and Democrat Party types.

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