Students rally for Rutgers University bus driver who says prayer led to his dismissal

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Stan McNeil, in a nearly 9-minute long YouTube video titled “Stan ‘the LX bus driver’ letter to the students,” says they deserve to know the truth. (RootofAllGood/YouTube)

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Students at Rutgers University are rallying for the reinstatement of a campus bus driver who says he was pressured to resign after praying for a disabled passenger, but the company says he was ousted over a safety violation.

Stan McNeil, a retired firefighter who aspires to become a Christian pastor, said in a YouTube video that he placed his hand on a woman in a wheelchair and asked God to heal her.

“She’s going to get a miracle. She’s going to end up walking, and I still believe that,” he said.

But McNeil said the company told him afterward that “we don’t need your services anymore,” according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

“They said we don’t do that here,” he added, noting that the company that he worked for, First Transit, has warned him in the past for similar prayers. McNeil also said officials told him that a video recorded on the bus of the prayer showed that he did not use the proper number of straps to secure the disabled student.

First Transit said the company respects McNeil’s religious beliefs, but said he chose to resign for a safety violation, which they did not elaborate on, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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