Christian Doctor Allegedly Fired For Emailing A Prayer

Claire Gordon
David Drew fired emailing prayer
David Drew fired emailing prayer

A Christian doctor in the U.K. says he was fired for texting "Have a peaceful Christmas" to a colleague, emailing a prayer to hospital staff, and refusing to "refrain from using religious references in his professional communications verbal or written."

David Drew was the pediatric clinical director at Walsall Manor Hospital in Birmingham, England. But he was stripped of that title back in 2008, he says, after he complained that the hospital had allowed "terrible deaths" to pinch pennies, reports the BBC. He also said in a statement to an employment tribunal on Monday that a colleague had sent a baby home with "suspicious injuries." A week later the baby was killed by his stepfather.