Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Bus Driver Will Quit Job If Forced to Take the Wheel of Rainbow Pride Bus

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Bus Driver Will Quit Job If Forced to Take the Wheel of Rainbow Pride Bus

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Bus driver will quit job over driving Pride bus

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CALGARY - A Calgary man says he will quit his job if he's assigned to drive a bus wrapped in a rainbow flag.

The annual Calgary Pride Festival kicks off Friday and, as a show of support, a Calgary Transit bus has been wrapped in the symbol of inclusiveness.

The rainbow flag bus will operate through Sept. 7, the day of the parade.

Jesse Rau, who has worked for Calgary Transit as a driver for about a year, says he's a Christian and can't support homosexuality.

Rau hopes Calgary Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union will support drivers who don't want to drive the rainbow bus.

Doug Morgan, director of Calgary Transit, says drivers can only refuse to work based on safety issues.

"Wheat we would do is open a dialogue with them and chat with them and ask them about their issues and making sure we're being sensitive to their beliefs, but overall the service has to go out and we would ask them to drive the bus," Morgan said. …

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