Skip to comments.Was Teacher Fired For Being a Gideon? (Federal EEOC denies claim)
Posted on 06/19/2013 8:41:08 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
The Obama Administrations Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dismissed a religious discrimination claim from a substitute teacher who believes he was fired because hes a member of an international religious organization that distributes Bibles.
Walt Tutka, a substitute teacher for the Phillipsburg School District, was fired earlier this year after he handed a Bible to a student.
Fox News has obtained a copy of an email from Phillipsburg Middle School Assistant Principal John Stillo that indicates the school district had an issue with the well-known religious group.
It has been brought to the administrations attention that Gideons may be near our campus to distribute literature to our students, Stillo wrote in a memo to the schools staff. Please make sure the DO NOT step foot onto our campus at anytime. There will be added police and security presence at dismissal.
I thought it was absolutely outrageous, Sasser said. The school officials have no respect for religious liberty, no respect for the First Amendment, and they feel like they can get away with it because the Obama EEOC has their back.
On the 29th day, Tutka delivered the required information to the EEOC. But when he returned home there was a letter from the EEOC dated May 10th dismissing the complaint because they didnt have enough evidence.
They predetermined that they were going to reject this claim even though they went through the exercise of asking for the additional information, Sasser told Fox News. The EEOC had no intention of enforcing the protection for religious liberty found in Title VII that Congress requires them to enforce.
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The Gideons have been around for 115 years. Primarily they raise private funds to procure Bibles, which they furnish free of charge to innkeepers to have one in each hotel room.
Real subversive stuff!!
The US Government under liberals hates the Word of God, and seeks to eliminate it from all bookshelves in the US
Where did this take place?
> Real subversive stuff!!
Actually, the Bible is subversive, from the point of view of a totalitarian state.
Well I pretty much knew it was not Phillipsburg, PA.
That’s God’s Country.
I like the Gideons.
Our county is primary Catholic and they were careful to give our kids the Catholic-approved English translation (not that the KJV or NIV they use are bad or anything).
Bare-bones Bible, no notes, no agenda.
My daughter used hers in Cathecism class because it had room to write all in it.
More liberal hate.
Interesting that a Roman emperor adopted Christianity as a state religion and forced its standardization.
Freepers, let’s all donate a few dollars to the Gideons to try to bring some good out of this outrageous incident:
I just went online and made a donation. It only takes 2 mintes to fill in the form and they say that a single copy of the New Testament (which they buy in bulk) is only $1.30. So a $13 donation buys them ten NT bibles to distribute!
Also, the donation lowered my blood pressure back down near where it was before I read this story.
“Interesting that a Roman emperor adopted Christianity as a state religion and forced its standardization.”
That shows the power of a strong and holy mother (St. Helen)!
The man of lawlessness is beign let loose- I’m convicned of it-
We have our very own administration attackign CHristians
, our school board losing all common sense with their asinien zero tolorance policies,
our school boards banniong Christian activity, but allowing homosexual activities and lessons and even encouraging kids to becoem homosexual at very young ages,
we have the administration attackign and htreatenign the supreme court,
and the tea party-
forcing the church to act agaisnt it’s moral conscience,
attackign our constitution,
violatign our inalienable rights,
extortign money from the peopel in the name of a criminal SCAM called ‘man-caused’ climate change witrh absoltuely NO evidence that man’s 0.004% contribution is causing it- and FACTUAL evidence that CO2 does NOT cause global wamrign, but that climate change causes either a rise in CO2 or a drop- dependign on whether it’s risign or falling-
we have our govenrment calling US the enemy,
and spying on US, harrassing law abiding citizens-
disrpting their lives, forcign htem out of business in many cases- our govenrmernt passing such strict environmental regulatiosn that many busiensses are forced to shut down
And we have an administration that no logner even tries to hide hteir evil and their lies- and ifnact they strut aroudn rpoudly with hteir hests stuck out darign anyoen to try to do soemthign about it
The man of lawslessness is beign let loose- Lies are now the truth, andm orality and decency are the new ‘hate’
I wondered. I grew up in Easton, PA, right across the Delaware River from Phillipsburg, NJ.
A few weeks before the end of this school year the Gideons paid their annual visit to my granddaughter’s middle school. They were stationed on the public sidewalk at the edge of the school grounds, The kids had been told they were there and why. I saw a number of kids, especially boys accepting Bibles. Some even opened them and immediately began reading.
That’s a far cry from the day they visited my junior high some 55 years ago. Then they came into the classroom and spoke of the importance of their faith and their love for God’s word. They distributed the Bibles inside the classroom. The only complaint came from a friend of mine who thought the gentleman was tossing the books on the desks and wasn’t being respectful enough!
But hey, hand out a Koran and you’re cool!
I am a Catholic and concur that forcing down a religion from the top is/was a mistake.
People either choose Christ of their own free will or they don’t. Spreading the Gospel at the point of sword is not Christ’s way.
Can you elaborate on how that is relevant to this story? Are you by any chance referring to the part of the story where the teacher told the kid he would cut his head off if he didn't convert on the spot?
“Can you elaborate on how that is relevant to this story? Are you by any chance referring to the part of the story where the teacher told the kid he would cut his head off if he didn’t convert on the spot?”
It’s relevant to the post celebrating the barbaric and un-Christian acts of a certain Roman Emperor.
Go read the thread and my posts on this thread before you pop off.
Good point. I should have asked the previous poster how THAT post was relevant to this article!!