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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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Joe Hoover November 06, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Are you sure this guy is not from "Richfield, Utah"? This guy sounds unbelievably creepy. He is so insecure about his own faith that he has to force preach children who can't escape from him. He needs to pick on adults his own size.

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