Teacher Files Lawsuit After School Threatens to Fire Her for Saying ‘I Will Pray for You’

Toni Richardson, a devout Christian teacher and mother of two who was warned by the Cony School in Augusta, Maine, that she could be fired for using phrases such as “I will pray for you” and “you were in my prayers” while at work has filed charges of religious discrimination and retaliation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The charges were filed on behalf of Richardson last Tuesday by Eaton Peabody and First Liberty Institute, the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious freedom for all Americans.

A memo warning Richardson about her use of religious language in school, notes that the Christian teacher had lodged a complaint against a male teacher whom she alleged had behaved aggressively toward her during a disagreement…. read more

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