(WFMZ-TV) A substitute teacher who lost his job for showing his Bible to a student has filed a complaint against the Phillipsburg School District.

Walt Tutka claims religious discrimination and retaliation as the reasons for his dismissal from the district in January, according to his complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“It is shocking that the school district has forced Walt to file a complaint with the EEOC for religious discrimination,” said Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute, which is representing Tutka with a New Jersey law firm. “All Walt did was respond to a student’s intellectual curiosity and the school district suspended and then terminated him.”

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