Friday, November 15, 2013

Praying Bus Driver Fired at Rutgers: Safety Issue

Retired firefighter and aspiring Christian pastor, Stan McNeil was fired from his job driving a bus at Rutgers University because he laid his hand on a disabled student and prayed.  The employer said he was fired for a "safety violation."

For background, read School Fires Bus Driver for Praying in Minnesota

In addition, read Univ. of North Carolina On Trial for Anti-Christian Bias and also read Florida Univ. Professor Says Priests are Full of Crap as well as University Says Student's Cross Necklace Offends Freshmen

You see, the problem is that Christians Cause Workplace Conflict, Therefore Silence Them

-- From "Rutgers Students Show Support For Bus Driver Who Says He Lost His Job Because Of A Prayer" by NJTODAY.NET 11/13/13

First Transit, an Ohio contractor that manages the campus bus service, released a statement saying that they respect McNeil’s religious beliefs and his rapport with students. ”Unfortunately, a full internal review revealed that Mr. McNeil had failed to follow a critical safety protocol that was cause for immediate termination. When advised of his violation, Mr. McNeil chose to resign.”

Some Rutgers students are using social media sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to campaign for McNeil to regain his job. An online petition at has more than 4,000 signatures.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Rutgers University Bus Driver Claims He Was Fired For Praying For Disabled Student" by CBS New York 11/13/13

Driver Stan McNeil, a Christian who is known for doling out encouragement and inspiration, claims he was forced to resign recently because he put his hands on a disabled student and prayed for her.

“I prayed for the lady, I put my hand on her and I prayed,” McNeil said. “They said we don’t need your services anymore. They said we don’t do that here.”

“I prayed for her and I’ll pray for the next one, too,” he added. “I don’t regret none of it. This is who I am. I ain’t going to back down from who I am…I’m all about God, brother. I ain’t compromising one bit.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Rutgers students rally for beloved bus driver who says he lost his job for praying" by Kelly Heyboer, The Star-Ledger 11/12/13
It is unclear if the disabled student or someone else complained to campus officials about McNeil’s prayer.

A Rutgers spokesman referred calls about McNeil’s departure to First Transit, an Ohio contractor that oversees the campus bus service.

. . . McNeil, in an interview tonight, said bus company personnel told him that video recorded on the bus shows he did not use the required number of straps to properly secure the disabled student’s wheelchair.

McNeil, a retired Newark firefighter, began driving a campus bus in 2011, according to a profile published in the Daily Targum last year. The married father of two said he had a strong faith in God and regularly shared his motivational speeches with students on the LX bus route traveling between Rutgers’ College Avenue campus in New Brunswick and the Livingston campus in Piscataway.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Former bus driver Stan McNeil explains it all in this video:

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism

To read the latest attacks on Christian prayer by atheists, click label "PRAYER" below: