MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A school bus driver and pastor in Minnesota was recently removed from his route for praying with students on the way to school.
George Nathaniel, 54, has been driving students to Nasha Shkola charter school for the past year, and over the winter months, he began a tradition of prayer during the trip. The school is focused on Russian culture, and many of the children identify as Christian. Some of their families came to America to escape persecution, reports state.
“The students would volunteer to lead the prayer,” Nathaniel told the Star Tribune.
However, Nathaniel says that while he wants to lead others to Christ and believes that school prayer should be restored, he has never forced anyone to pray. read more…