"A pastor came closer to where I was sat and started delivering his sermon. I told him to move away from me as I could not understand what he was preaching because I am not a believer."Not entirely unreasonable, you might think, but some of George's fellow passengers decided to rally behind the preacher:
"I was also reading a book by Christopher Hitchens titled God Is Not Great. And when a passenger sitting next to me heard what I said and saw what I was reading, he labelled me a Satanist. Then noise erupted and the pastor left the bus."Trouble over, then? Not exactly – when the bus reached a roadblock, the driver decided to involve the authorities:
"The bus driver and his crew went to police to complain, saying they were not comfortable with my presence in the bus. We discussed the issue with the police officers for about one-and-a-half hours and we settled that I should not join them again."Saying he feels that he has been discriminated against, George has since expressed his intention to sue the bus company for breach of contract.