A Minnesota school bus driver has been fired after leading kids in prayers while driving.
George Nathaniel, 49, had already been warned of his praying. He was also reassigned for practicing what he calls “freedom of speech.”
Nathaniel, also a pastor for two Minneapolis churches, argues that firing him “for praying for the safety of the children” isn’t right. Nathaniel prayed during the seven-minute ride to school after the last child got on board.“We start out with a song,” he said. “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.”
Parents in the district were not pleased with Nathaniel’s actions. Most of the bus routes serve Muslim families.
Nathaniel contends that prayer was “something good” and he just wanted “to share it with somebody.”
Even after losing his job, Nathaniel continues to defend his preaching, insisting that no one ever complained about his praying when he drove a school bus in Georgia.
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