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HISD school bus drivers disciplined for praying after child's death
KTRK-TV (Houston TX) ^ | December 31, 2013 | Deborah Wrigley

Posted on 01/05/2014 9:06:40 PM PST by QT3.14

Houston ISD bus drivers came together to support a coworker and to protest a move by the school district.

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Several drivers were reprimanded for praying with that coworker, after she lost a child. In response to that -- they're praying even more.

On December 16, a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car as she walked home from school in north Harris County. She would later die from her injuries. She was the daughter of an HISD bus driver, whose coworkers rallied around her.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: pc; politicalcorrectness; prayer; religion

1 posted on 01/05/2014 9:06:40 PM PST by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Why cant we find out the commies’ name who reprimanded these folks for praying?We need to go after that persons job and put them in the unemployment line.This is in Texas for petes sake.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 9:11:42 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: QT3.14

Give power to imbeciles, you get imbeciles with power.

The right answer is to push back and not back down. As these folks are doing.

However, they are wrong to want it off their record. They should ask for copies and frame them and hang them over the mantle.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 9:12:49 PM PST by marron
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To: QT3.14

Well?...Even in Texas, what does one expect coming from a single-payer, socialist-entitlement, and **godless** government school?

Please remember that nearly every teacher, principal, and superintendent in this nation was trained by godless Marxists in Marxist run colleges and universities.

These schools can’t be reformed. They must be abolished.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 9:17:31 PM PST by wintertime
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To: marron

This is why conservatives need to be in the seats of power.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 9:18:07 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: QT3.14

This is really despicable.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 9:21:53 PM PST by jocon307
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To: QT3.14

I’m telling you TX is liberal now; these schools boards are “nonpartisan”, and mostly liberals run and win the seats. Look at Cornball and George P. coasting to victory without much obstacle at all. Central cities are all liberal though Fort Worth is more conservative than the others. Demos would still run the state had they not lost their big majorities in East Texas.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 9:29:40 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: QT3.14
As news of the tragedy spread among the community of HISD school bus drivers, they spontaneously prayed for one of their own who was grieving. They joined not holding hands, but by using a back channel on the bus radio system

Very nice.
8 posted on 01/05/2014 9:29:47 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

“This is in Texas for petes sake.”

This is what happens when libtards destroy their own states and flee to red states. Keep telling people Texas sucks, racist, full of guns etc so lib a-holes won’t move and ruin the state.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 9:32:08 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: QT3.14

“Somebody else heard it and called in and reported it to the administration and they chose to write them up.”

Wanna bet the person who narced on them won’t come forward?


10 posted on 01/05/2014 9:46:52 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: max americana

We are victims of our own success it would seem.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 10:49:54 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

>> Why cant we find out the commies’ name who reprimanded these folks for praying?

bttt


12 posted on 01/05/2014 11:21:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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Kudos to the station for bringing the story forward.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 11:22:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Girlene

However, it is reasonable to point out that they weren’t disciplined for praying, but for using school property for private purposes.

A quite arguably praiseworthy private purpose, but certainly it wasn’t school district business.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 12:48:47 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
"but certainly it wasn’t school district business."

I would argue that it WAS school business. For if we take prayer seriously and think of it as a real means to an end (in this case God's blessings for peace and support for a driver's family and future safety for all the drivers and students on the buses)....instead of just thinking of prayer as a mere symbolic action, then it was actually an extension of their work day and very real.

15 posted on 01/06/2014 2:20:25 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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Their actions were indisputably using school equipment for non-school business. This is equally indisputably a violation of appropriate school policy.

So what they (and you) are asking for is a waiver of enforcement of school policy because intentions were good.

That is very different from the article’s claim that they were punished for praying.

BTW, I tend to agree that an exception would be appropriate in this case, but let’s at least recognize that’s what it is.

Those involved are apparently mostly of the high-melanin variety, so they’ll probably get a pass. A lot less tolerance out there for religiosity by melanin-deficient Americans.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 2:30:36 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: QT3.14

Remember when Congress sang “God Bless America” on the steps of the Capital and called for prayer after 9-11?

Below is a link to a message by Jerry Leachman, the former chaplain for the Washington Redskins and presently the chaplain for Fox News. It last around 50 minutes and is called Big Boy Talk. It is a must hear.

http://thecenterbham.org/?post_type=message&p=360


17 posted on 01/06/2014 2:50:43 AM PST by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: max americana

Great homepage

Ironically Texas has reasonable textbook oversight....they fought for it
....thru the courts

Libs flock to local school boards like the shit they are to turds

Its their first foray


18 posted on 01/06/2014 3:22:14 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: QT3.14

Holding memorial services in schools for the REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER King... Good?
Naming governmental schools and streets after the REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER King.... Good?
Building huge memorial on governmental property for the REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER King... Good?
Removing all crosses from governmental war memorials...Good?
Holding memorial services in schools for child of friend and co-worker....???????????


19 posted on 01/06/2014 4:28:15 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: Sherman Logan

For Pete’s sake, can’t some things be overlooked, just for the sake of human kindness and common sense? I guess not anymore. Very sad...


20 posted on 01/06/2014 4:28:27 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: QT3.14

Isn’t Houston the city where the lesbian mayor is getting hitched to her same-sex partner?


21 posted on 01/06/2014 5:36:33 AM PST by madprof98
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To: Sherman Logan
However, it is reasonable to point out that they weren’t disciplined for praying, but for using school property for private purposes. A quite arguably praiseworthy private purpose, but certainly it wasn’t school district business.

So, if a few employees get together to share birthday cake in someone's office, they should have disciplinary letters entered into their files?

22 posted on 01/06/2014 6:19:25 AM PST by CMAC51
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To: CMAC51

The relevant question is more along the lines of whether they would have been disciplined for tying up a back-channel of the radio system for some other non-school reason.

Didn’t say I agreed with the school system’s decision, only that they weren’t disciplined for praying.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 6:21:40 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
Their actions were indisputably using school equipment for non-school business. This is equally indisputably a violation of appropriate school policy. So what they (and you) are asking for is a waiver of enforcement of school policy because intentions were good. That is very different from the article’s claim that they were punished for praying. BTW, I tend to agree that an exception would be appropriate in this case, but let’s at least recognize that’s what it is. Those involved are apparently mostly of the high-melanin variety, so they’ll probably get a pass. A lot less tolerance out there for religiosity by melanin-deficient Americans.

Very logical. Discussing football at the water cooler - disciplinary letter. Birthday cake in an office - disciplinary letter. Show a couple photos of your grandchild while sitting in the conference room - disciplinary letter.

24 posted on 01/06/2014 6:23:47 AM PST by CMAC51
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To: Sherman Logan
The relevant question is more along the lines of whether they would have been disciplined for tying up a back-channel of the radio system for some other non-school reason. Didn’t say I agreed with the school system’s decision, only that they weren’t disciplined for praying.

Apparently you don't understand how radio works. You can't tie up a channel. If necessary, anyone with immanent business can break in. Thus the origination of the well known CB radio preface "Breaker, Breaker".

Twist it anyway you like and it will still be easy to logically demonstrate this was a specifically targeted action which should be offensive, no, highly offensive to anyone.

25 posted on 01/06/2014 6:30:22 AM PST by CMAC51
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To: Sherman Logan

They were disciplined for praying. Period.

There is a war on Christianity. This is one example of many incidents where people are being punished for expressing their faith.

Last time I checked, our Constitution allowed for freedom of religion (not freedom from).


26 posted on 01/06/2014 10:24:56 AM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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