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Teacher fired for showing students video of Rick Warren in a TED talk

Tennessee teacher's case mirrors in many ways story from recent movie 'God's Not Dead 2'


Mary Simms was allegedly fired from a Collierville school after using Pastor Rick Warren in a "TED Talk."

Such video presentations feature prominent speakers who give short talks designed to share ideas on a variety of topics. 

Warren (pictured below) is the author of the best-selling "The Purpose-Driven Life." His TED Talk "A life of purpose" has been viewed 2.6 million times, the website shows.

"Today's society is pretty conditioned to have the equivalent of an allergic reaction whenever Christianity is so much as mentioned," says Memphis attorney Tony Mangini, who is representing Simms.

Collierville is a suburb of Memphis. 

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