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December 20, 2009

Caroline Petrie’s friend sacked

by duncanr

Sky news carries a report that a teacher, Olive Jones, has been sacked for offering to pray for a pupil.

The maths teacher gives lessons to children who are too ill to attend school.

When the girl did not feel up to the November 25 visit, Mrs Jones spoke to her mother over a cup of tea and asked whether she could say a prayer.

The teacher – a mother of two herself – said when the woman told her the family were not believers, she did not go ahead.

But Mrs Jones was later let go after the mother complained the teacher’s comments had distressed her and her child.

Source . . .

There has been a predictable outcry against Ms Jones dismissal.

The Sky report, however, is a bit skimpy with the facts.

For example, Sky fails to mention was that Ms Jones offer to pray for the pupil was after the parent had already complained about a previous discussion when Ms Jones talked about her faith.

Another fact, Sky did not think worth mentioning was that Ms Jones was warned 3 years ago when another parent complained about her ‘pushing her faith’

Another tidbit Sky did not think worth sharing (either that or they’ve got a lazy-arsed reporter) is that Ms Jones lives close to – and is a friend of Caroline Petrie.

That name ring any bells?

Should do!!!

Ms Petrie was the nurse who was suspended from duty for offering to pray for a patient.

Is there a pattern developing here? Or is it just coincidence?

February 1, 2009

No to God !!!

by duncanr

A nurse has been suspended from duty after offering to pray for an elderly patient.

Caroline Petrie, a committed Christian, faces disciplinary action and could lose her job after being accused by her employers of failing to demonstrate –

“a personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity”.

Well, I don’t know about that but if a nurse offered to pray for me – the implication being that I was in need of divine intervention – I would think I was a lot more ill than I had previously thought and her action, therefore, would not exactly be conducive to a swift recovery !!!

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