As per LehighValleyLive:
The Phillipsburg School Board delayed a decision tonight on whether to fire a substitute teacher for handing a Bible to a student.
Walter Tutka, of Belvidere, reportedly stood at the top of the middle school stairs at the beginning of the school year holding the door for students when he told the last student, “Just remember the first will be last and the last will be first.”
Tutka said he was reading his personal copy of the New Testament during lunch on Oct. 12, when he told the student that he would show him the verse. He said the student had approached him seven times about the Bible passage.
“I looked at him and said, ‘Listen, this is my personal copy. I want to gift it to you,'” Tutka said. “He received it, he was happy to get it and so forth.”
District officials, however, did not feel the same way. The school board was set to consider whether to remove Tutka from the substitute teacher list due to a violation of district policy. The policy prohibits the distribution of religious material to students on school grounds.
Tutka said middle school officials called him to the office after he gave the student the Bible.
If the guy had snuck the kid a condom because he said he was “LGBT” and wanted to have safe anal sex, he would be a hero. He’d be on MSNBC, talking and laughing with Chris Matthews. But, since he’s a Christian, answering a kid’s question with a Bible, it’s cool to fire him. No biggie.