Teacher fired for praying out loud during Tornando!
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:00 pm
(PP)- Friday a teacher working at an Oklahoma school hit hard by a devastating tornado this week was fired after admitting she had prayed out loud during the horrific event, and that a complaint was filed by an atheist family of a kindergarten student who was offended by the Christian prayer.
Paulina Trumble, 52, a twenty three year veteran educator at Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma knew she was in trouble the moment the cyclone passed after realizing she had uttered out loud a prayer to the Almighty, violating strict separation of church and state laws.
“In a moment when I believed we were all going to die I naturally sought comfort from the only place I knew,” said Trumble.
“I know prayer is strictly forbidden in classrooms, and the students know that too, but I’m only human and in the face of such terror I did break the rules. I’m sorry if I offended anyone or violated their civil rights.”
The family, who’s name is being kept anonymous for their own protection, filed the complaint with the school through an ACLU attorney even though the teacher was responsible for saving the life of their six year old child.
“Saving the life of my client’s child was Ms. Trumble’s responsibility and is to be expected,” said ACLU attorney Donald Ambulachasky. “Unfortunately, it is also a teacher’s responsibility to keep God out of the classroom and on that count Ms. Trumble failed miserably. It doesn’t matter the circumstances…. the law is the law, and someone must pay.”
School officials could not be reached for comment because the school was destroyed and they have no available telephones or computers to receive or return a message.
The Palookaville Post has learned that for some politically correct reason, President Barack Hussein Obama will not be penalized for invoking the name of the Almighty during an official government speech asking for fellow Americans to keep the people of Oklahoma in their thoughts and prayers.
Perhaps circumstances do matter. Perhaps there are exemptions for liberal politicians to inject faith into the public square, such as using it to bash religious conservatives, or when it makes them look compassionate in a speech.