Teacher Axed for Sharing His Bible With a Student Gets Welcome Surprise

THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE

A teacher fired by an American school after he gave a Bible to one of his students has been given his job back.

Walt Tutka, a substitute teacher at a New Jersey school, happened to quote Matthew 20:16: “So the last will be first, and the first will be last” to the student.

When the student repeatedly asked to see where the verse came from, Tutka gave him a Bible of his own.

Fired
Tutka was first suspended, then eventually fired from his job following a vote by the board of the unnamed school.

First Liberty Institute, a religious liberty organization, supported him in his case.

It filed an official complaint on his behalf to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The EEOC ruled in Tutka’s favor and found that the school district had discriminated against him on the “basis of religion and retaliation.”