Skip to comments.Rutgers University Bus Driver Claims He Was Fired For Praying For Disabled Student
Posted on 11/14/2013 4:28:46 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) Rutgers University students are rallying around a popular bus driver who claims he was fired after praying for God to heal a wheelchair-bound passenger.
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.
He defended his actions in a nearly nine-minute video posted to YouTube earlier this week.
I prayed for the lady, I put my hand on her and I prayed, McNeil said. They said we dont need your services anymore. They said we dont do that here.
I prayed for her and Ill pray for the next one, too, he added. I dont regret none of it. This is who I am. I aint going to back down from who I am Im all about God, brother. I aint compromising one bit.
The First Transit bus company said it respects McNeils faith and that he was given the option to resign because of an unspecified safety violation.
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That was almost 20 years ago.
what would they have done if he kneeled facing Mecca and recited the Koran?
His actions could be heart warming or they could be creepy. It depends on the social situation. What did the disabled lady think of it? If she was anything less than encouraging of his behavior then he should definitely not have touched her.
From the number of signatures it seems he was likely responding to a willing participant in this social interaction.
Years ago, a male beautician preparing to cut my hair, put his hand on my shoulder & said a prayer for me. How he knew I was going through a time when I really needed the Lord, I will never know. It truly lifted me up & was a moment I will never forget.
God bless that compassionate man.
Rutgers university picks up students in a school bus? Is there a bus monitor who rides along to make sure there are no fights? :)
A private bus company is not a public institution, of course.
When yu don't have a real reason, just make one up.
Rutgers is a very bus-oriented campus — one of the reasons my kids didn’t even consider going there. The campus is disjointed and spread all over New Brunswick and Piscataway, and there’s a wide river between the towns. It’s really a pathetic layout that wasn’t too-well-thought-out back in 1766 — or when they split downtown New Brunswick in two with the Northeast Corridor train line.
Promotion to Diversity Awareness Champion.
It began as a small seminary in a converted farmhouse with fewer than ten students.
I'm sure the original trustees never imagined a student body larger than two hundred or so.
It was perfectly suited to its founders' original purpose.
So the buses aren't the issue. The overwhelming leftism of the faculty and the Administration is an issue.
I know, absolutely and without a shred of doubt, that if he was islamic praying to allah, or a Navajo praying to the bear god, they would have celebrated his actions, not fired him for them.
Since the buses run before and after school, they are able to utilize the monitor who monitors recess.
The entire physical world is ‘public’ in the minds of lefties!
How else can they attempt to restrict smoking, gun ownership and other activities occurring on so-called private property?
By the way, have you installed all your CF bulbs yet?
Unfortunately my daughter is insisting that Rutgers’ is where she wants to go to school despite my attempts to dissuade her.
I went for the humanities, and still got through the attempted indoctrination unscathed.
It's a microcosm of New Jersey, with a bunch of liberal nitwits in charge, but plenty of conservatives fighting against the tide.
If she shows up a blank slate, they'll fill her mind with nonsense. But I suspect you've already given her a solid mindset to ignore their crap and concentrate on her studies.