Twin Cities school bus driver taken off route after leading kids in prayer

Source: Star Tribune

Four years ago, George Nathaniel was fired from his job driving Burnsville kids to school, also for praying with children on a bus.

Four years ago, George Nathaniel was fired from his job driving Burnsville kids to school, also for praying with children on a bus.More

A school bus driver says he was taken off his route last week because he was leading students in prayer while driving, alleging that the move violates his constitutional rights to freely speak and practice his religion.

It’s not the first time that George Nathaniel has raised concerns by praying with children on a bus. Four years ago, Nathaniel was fired from his job driving Burnsville kids to school for the same reason.

But that didn’t stop Nathaniel, pastor of a Minneapolis congregation, from trying again with students attending Nasha Shkola, a Brooklyn Park charter school focused on Russian language and culture.

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