Teacher fired for giving student a Bible, and he’s fighting back: suit

Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-12 12:23:21-04

A substitute teacher in New Jersey has filed a complaint against the Phillipsburg school district after he says he was fired for giving a Bible to a student.

Walt Tutka is claiming religious discrimination and retaliation, according to a report in

Tutka said he gave a Bible to a curious student after the two had a conversation about biblical verse.  He alleged that the Superintendent, George Chando, recommended his firing because of the Bible gift.  The incident happened in October and Tutka lost his job in January. The superintendent has not commented.

The complaint was filed Wednesday with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Newark.

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Teacher fired for bible

Walt Tutka is alleging religious discrimination.