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School bus driver leads taunt against crying child yells “Cry Baby!”

Posted in Bully with tags , , on April 3, 2014 by saynsumthn

A Floresville Elementary School Texas bus drive was caught on tape mocking a crying child and encouraging other children to join in.

KSAT reports that he video was obtained by the Defenders inside bus No. 67 and shows the driver, known to students as “Ms. Pat,” calling the young girl, “crybaby.”

Then, a few seconds later, she invites the students to join in, chanting, “Ready? Cry, cry, cry!”

Even though the majority of the bus is chiming in, the little girl can still be heard crying in the background.

“‘I want my mama,'” Ms. Pat hollers, taunting the sobbing child.

Monna Perez, whose children ride the same bus, was brought to tears watching the video.

“If you can’t bully at school, why are they allowing it on the bus?” Perez said.

“She treated the child as if she was a child herself, bullying the child,” said a mother who asked to be identified only as Lucy. “Having the other children follow her example, that’s just wrong.”

Bus driver told child he should have been aborted because of Romney sign in his parent’s yard

Posted in Bully, Obama, Romney with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by saynsumthn

Joey Hartlaub, age 12, lives in a Milwaukee suburb and takes a bus to school. After his mom put a Romney sign in their yard, his pro-Obama bus driver harassed Joey for two weeks, eventually telling him: “Maybe your mom should have chosen abortion for you.” This first-ever on-air interview of Joey’s mom, Debbie, was broadcast by Milwaukee talk radio host Vicki McKenna on 10/10/2012.

Minister/Bus driver sues after firing for refusing to transport women to Planned Parenthood the nation’s largest eugenic founded abortion clinic

Posted in Abortion, Anti-Christ, Anti-Christian Bigotry, Church, Civil Rights, Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2010 by saynsumthn

Bus driver says religious views led to firing
Steven Kreytak
Posted: 07/16/2010 7:48 PM

A former bus driver has sued the Capital Area Rural Transportation System, charging that the nine-county transit service discriminated against him based on his religion when he was fired for refusing to drive women to a Planned Parenthood clinic in January.

Edwin Graning, who was hired as a driver on April 1, 2009, was “concerned that he might be transporting a client to undergo an abortion” when he was assigned to take two women to Planned Parenthood, according to his lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Austin.

Graning is seeking reinstatement, back pay and undisclosed damages for pain, suffering and emotion distress. He is represented by lawyers from the American Center for Law & Justice, founded by evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson.

Joanna Salinas, an Austin lawyer who represents the Capital Area Rural Transportation System, said, “CARTS denies that it discriminated against Mr. Graning because of his religion, and we are looking forward to responding to the lawsuit in court.”

The system, operated under an agreement among participating counties, offers bus service on fixed routes and through requested pickup for residents in the nonurban areas of Travis and Williamson counties and in all of Bastrop, Burnet, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays and Lee counties.

After he was dispatched to take the women to Planned Parenthood in January, Graning called his supervisor “and told her that, in good conscience, he could not take someone to have an abortion,” his lawsuit said. The women’s names, their location and the clinic location were not included in the lawsuit. Planned Parenthood also provides health care services unrelated to abortion.

Graning, a Kyle resident, is “an ordained Christian minister who is opposed to abortion,” the lawsuit said.

His supervisor, who is not named, responded by saying, “Then you are resigning,” the suit said.

Graning denied he was resigning and was later told to drive his bus back to the yard and then was fired, the lawsuit said.

Graning’s suit claims violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

One of Graning’s lawyers, Thomas S. Brandon Jr. of Fort Worth, said the law requires the transportation system to make accommodate Graning’s religious beliefs unless it causes a “substantial financial hardship.”

“We understand that if someone is using a public service \u2026 they are entitled to go wherever without regard to a distinction on whether it is morally right or not,” Brandon said. “But Mr. Graning as a driver had a strong religious conviction about abortion.”

Julius “Jack” Getman , a labor law professor at the University of Texas School of Law, said the case could hinge on whether Graning had made it clear ahead of time that his religious views would prevent him from taking someone to an abortion.

“They (CARTS) may say he was not reasonable because ‘he sprung it on us and it is insubordination,’\u2009” Getman said. “They may be able to say that’s required in his job.”

Father talks about bus driver who attacked his daughter for her Christian beliefs PT 2

Posted in Abortion, Bigot, Church, Civil Rights, free speech, homosexuality, persecution, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Father talks about bus driver who attacked his daughter for her Christian beliefs PT 1

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Carmel bus driver calls student ‘stupid little bigot’ for her pro-life and pro-family religious views

Posted in Civil Rights, free speech, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Carmel bus driver accused of harassing student for anti-gay remarks
Updated: May 26, 2010 4:27 PM CDT Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5:27 PM EST Chris Proffitt/Eyewitness News

Carmel – She’s the bus driver that preaches tolerance:

“If you can’t believe in tolerance toward one another, you don’t belong here. You belong in a parochial church school,” said Carmel School Bus Driver Betty Campbell.

But the parents of a young Carmel Clay student say that Campbell took the message too far when she berated their daughter for her anti-abortion beliefs and opposition to gay marriage. They allege that harassment of their daughter began long before an incident recorded by a bus camera in November 2008.

“I don’t want to hear one more word about anyone going to hell if they are gay or if they’re Buddhist or whatever, ‘cause it’s none of your damn business,” Campbell is heard saying on the tape.

Dr. Ed Zimmer, the girl’s father, says that exchange never took place. The driver accused Zimmer’s daughter Rachel of telling a fellow student that his brother would go to hell because he’s gay.

“That’s not someone looking out for someone. That’s someone out to get somebody,” said Dr. Zimmer.

And then there’s this exchange with an African-American student on the bus:

Campbell: “If she says anything racial to you, I want to know about it ’cause I’m going to eat her alive. I mean it.”

Student response: “I don’t actually know ’cause I don’t listen to her at all.”

Campbell: “Well, you’re a smart guy and Rachel is a stupid little bigot.

The driver is then seen on tape in an empty bus a short time later with Rachel and her sister, lecturing the girl about her opinion on gay marriage.

Rachel: “I never said that.”

Campbell: “Yes, you have. Repeatedly.”

The Zimmers demanded that the school district fire the driver, but nothing has been done. They then filed suit against the district in December, alleging that the driver harassed and caused emotional distress to their middle school daughter.

“I don’t think there’s a school district in the world that would look at the words that were used in front of a child, that we have on video with this bus driver and some are the worst you can use, and condone that,” said Dr. Zimmer.

The girl’s parents say it was a lesson in diversity that went too far, and will now let a jury decide who was right.

Neither the driver nor the school district will comment citing the pending lawsuit.