A 54-year-old teacher in England was fired on November 25, 2009 because she offered to pray for a sick student, the Sky News website reports today.
Olive Jones was dismissed from her job as a home-visit teacher after she spoke about her faith with a girl's mother. Jones taught math lessons to children who were too ill to attend school.
Jones spoke to the girl's mother over a cup of tea and asked whether she could say a prayer. The mother of two children herself, Jones said when the woman told her that the family members were not believers, she did not go ahead with prayer.
The girl's mother complained to school officials that Jones's comments had distressed her and her child.
Consequently, the Oak Hill Short Stay School and Tuition Service in Neilsea, England fired Jones for sharing her faith with a child, because it could be deemed to be "bullying."
What do you think about this situation? Can a prayer -- or just offering to pray in this case -- be considered "bullying?" Please comment....