Skip to comments.HISD school bus drivers disciplined for praying after child's death
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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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.
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.
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.
This is why conservatives need to be in the seats of power.
This is really despicable.
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.
“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.
“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?
We are victims of our own success it would seem.
>> Why cant we find out the commies name who reprimanded these folks for praying?
Kudos to the station for bringing the story forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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....???????????
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...
Isn’t Houston the city where the lesbian mayor is getting hitched to her same-sex partner?
So, if a few employees get together to share birthday cake in someone's office, they should have disciplinary letters entered into their files?
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.
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.
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.
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).