Teacher fired for giving student a Bible, and he’s fighting back: suit

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A substitute teacher in New Jersey has filed a complaint against the Phillipsburg school district after he says he was fired for giving a Bible to a student.

Walt Tutka is claiming religious discrimination and retaliation, according to a report in NJ.com.

Tutka said he gave a Bible to a curious student after the two had a conversation about biblical verse.  He alleged that the Superintendent, George Chando, recommended his firing because of the Bible gift.  The incident happened in October and Tutka lost his job in January. The superintendent has not commented.

The complaint was filed Wednesday with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Newark.

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Teacher fired for bible

Walt Tutka is alleging religious discrimination.


  • James Wilson

    This is getting ridiculous. They need to start a course on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • truth

    Religious problems never end.
    The teacher should had given the student the George Carlin bible otherwise known as Book 2.
    The student and the teacher would have been well informed.

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