(NEWARK STAR-LEDGER) Bus company officials say a popular Rutgers University driver — known for his inspirational speeches to students from behind the wheel — lost his job for violating safety rules.

But the driver, Stan McNeil, says he was actually fired over a simple prayer for a disabled student in a case that has many on campus rallying for his reinstatement.

McNeil, whose bus preaching has been the subject of numerous student videos and social media posts, said he was pressured to resign after his bosses learned he had placed his hand on a woman a wheelchair in an attempt to ask God to heal her.

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