The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on WND Faith
A school district in Augusta, Maine, has conceded that employees have constitutional rights that allow a worker to say to another in private, “I will pray for you.”
The development comes in a case in which the district threatened school technician Toni Richardson with discipline or even dismissal for saying the controversial words to another employee.
The dispute began in 2016 when officials got a report that she had made the statement to a friend, also a school employee, in private.
They immediately warned she could be punished or even fired for doing that again.
“I was shocked that my employer punished me for privately telling a co-worker I would pray for them,” she said at the time.
First Liberty, however, took up the case, and lawyer Jeremy Dys filedpost was originally published on this site