A bus driver in Minnesota has been taken off his route after praying with a group of students and some believe the move violated the mans first amendment. The driver, who was identified as local Church pastor, Greg Nathaniel was fired four years ago after praying with a group of students while on the job and believes that his first amendment rights were violated when the company took him off the route.
That’s where the Constitution comes in,” Nathaniel told the Star Tribune. “You’ve got the freedom to exercise your religious beliefs.”
School officials claim that Nathaniel forced students to pray with him, but Nathaniel told The Star Tribune that the children were the ones that led the prayers. While Nathaniel, who started working for Quality Care Transpiration in 2017, was removed from his bus route, it is being reported that he is still employed with the company and currently serving an undisclosed role.
Muk Musa, who is the owner of Quality Care Transportation claimed in an interview with The AP that”“He’s not going to change,” Musa told the AP. “His main focus is to influence even one person in following what he worships.” Musa also claimed that while his employees were allowed to pray while on the job, they were not allowed to led students in prayer.
According to a google search “The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or to petition for a governmental …”