(Telegraph) Doctor claims he was dismissed for emailing prayer to colleagues

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A Christian doctor who claims he was sacked for emailing a prayer to colleagues in a bid to raise their spirits is suing a hospital for unfair dismissal.

Dr David Drew, 64, told an employment tribunal that he was made to feel like a “religious maniac” after sending out the prayer by St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, to motivate his department.

He said he was subsequently disciplined and ordered to refrain from using religious references in professional communication. When he sought clarification from executives, he was told to accept the recommendation without questioning or to resign, he claimed.

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Posted March 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. robroy wrote:

He should have sent a Buddist sutra poem or Hindu Chakra - it would not have raised an eyebrow.

e.g., “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

March 30, 7:46 am | [comment link]
2. Cennydd13 wrote:

I hope the good doctor takes the hospital ‘to the cleaners.’

March 30, 2:42 pm | [comment link]
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