Maine public school orders worker not to tell fellow Christian she’ll pray for him, while at work

Maine public school orders worker not to tell fellow Christian she’ll pray for him, while at work

[Ed. – Clear violation of the First Amendment — prohibiting the free exercise of religion — and one that must not go unchallenged.  You also know nothing of the sort would EVER be said to a Muslim worker.]

According to an official memorandum from the school district, Ms. Richardson had told a colleague that she was going to pray for him. It just so happens that Ms. Richardson and the colleague attended the same church.

Back in 2016, the colleague had been having a difficult time adjusting to his new job and Ms. Richardson did what most Christians would do – she told him that she would be praying for him.

Months later, the colleague and Ms. Richardson had a falling out – leading to the complaint about the prayers.

The district sent Ms. Richardson a “coaching memorandum” – warning her that such language is not acceptable – “even if that other person attends the same church as you.”

She was not even allowed to use the word “blessing.”

“In the context of the ‘separation of church and state,’ this case prohibits public school-sponsored religious expression,” the memo read. “Therefore, in the future, it is imperative that you do not use phrases that integrate public and private belief systems when in the public schools.”

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