ATLANTA -- A MARTA bus driver is on suspension following allegations that he forced passengers to pray before allowing them to exit the bus.
Christopher James was one of those passengers. James said, initially, he thought something was wrong when he rang the bell to get off the bus and the door didn’t open.
James said the bus driver asked him and three other passengers to join hands in prayer. James said the driver prayed with the group for about four minutes.
“He got up out of the driver’s seat,” said James.
James, who isn’t against prayer, said he felt compelled to join in although the request confused him.
James’ cousin, who arrived at the bus stop to meet him, said she saw the men standing inside the bus, but didn’t realize they were praying.
“I was like, ‘Why were y’all praying on the bus? He said the man would not let them off the bus,’” said Thembi Cresser.
Answer by IhartU at 11:16 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
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Answer by kenzie07 at 11:18 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
What is your actual question?
What are your thoughts on this?
Seriously, forced to PRAY to exit the bus??
Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by mamak57 at 11:24 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
I don't know. Something tells me that I would definitely be praying to get off his bus.
kenzie, I think the press has to distribute as much about different religious whack jobs to offset the anger that some are feeling about the Ft. Hood tragedy. They don't want anger focused on one group of people. I know it sounds a bit conspiracy, but for some reason my mind went there.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:25 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
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Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:26 AM on Nov. 9, 2009