A substitute teacher in Phillipsburg, N.J. named Walt Tutka was suspended and then terminated from his job as a substitute teacher after giving a student a pocket-sized Bible.

In his complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Tutka alleges that the School District not only discriminated against him based on religion, but they also acted in retaliation.

Teachers Gives Bible To Student:

Turka claims that he was joking around with a student who was standing last in line by stating, “The first shall be the last, and the last shall be the first.”  This line happens to be a verse from the bible.   When the student asked Turka where the phrase came from, “Tutka told him it came from the Bible and also asked the student if he owned a Bible.”  The student said he did not own a bible, so according to Turka, “he gave the student a pocket-sized Bible he was carrying.”

I don’t see how the teacher’s actions were wrong.  The student inquired about the quote used by his teacher, and the teacher simply answered his question.  In my opinion, there was nothing wrong with what Turka did.

What are your thoughts?