Read this first paragraph carefully. Then read my thoughts about being ‘uncomfortable’.
“A Supreme Court ruling is expected to come down on whether a town in upstate New York violated the Constitution in opening town board meetings with Christian prayers. In 2008, two residents complained that the prayers at the meetings made them uncomfortable.”
Oh, gosh, how awful the two felt uncomfortable. Is that any reason to sue anyone?
From the moment in your life when you realize what feeling uncomfortable is, all of us, every single human being, has felt uncomfortable many, many times.
There is no way [with, perhaps, extremely few possibilities] anyone is going to live their lives without ever feeling uncomfortable.
You can feel uncomfortable in grade school when you are asked a question in class and you don’t know the answer, when you are in middle school and someone jokes about your attire or hairstyle, when you are in high school and the person you like turns you down when you ask them to the prom, when you are on a bus with people who are less fortunate to wit: are wearing dirty clothes, look like they haven’t showered in months, look like they are just trouble looking for an opportunity.
You can feel uncomfortable in a police station, when sitting through an employment interview, when sitting through a religious service that your friend asked you go to with him/her, going to a dance where one or both of your parents are chaperoning, when your mother or father gives you a hug while you’re in your teens.
You can feel uncomfortable when around a biker gang, surrounded by people with alternative lifestyles, in a class in college where you are completely lost, at a gay wedding,—and on and on and on.
However, have you ever heard anyone suing a biker gang for making them uncomfortable? Suing the students in your class or the professor for making you feel uncomfortable? Suing people of different religious beliefs for making you feel uncomfortable?
If you feel uncomfortable at some meeting because they say a prayer, be it Christian or otherwise, okay, you have a right to your feelings, but that is not a basis to file a lawsuit.
This nation has for decades been sue happy, eager to sue somebody/everybody. It is a tort society. People seem to think if life is not exactly the way they think it should be or a way that suits them, they need to sue someone.
This is not a perfect world, people. Life is not going to play itself out to suit you and you alone. There will be, perhaps, hundreds of times, if not thousands of times, when you are going to feel uncomfortable in your life. But feeling uncomfortable does not mean it’s your duty to keep attorneys, judges, courts, and jurors busy.
Grow up. Stop being thin-skinned and a freaking baby.
We all have feelings of being uncomfortable, but those of us who are mature, well-rounded, and SENSIBLE do not immediately hunt down a shyster to file a lawsuit to make us feel ‘justified’ or to take our retribution on those who made us feel uncomfortable.
So, filing a lawsuit because people who are Christians (and know this nation was founded ‘under God’) say a prayer before a meeting or before a school class is nothing more than anti-social, uncompromising, and completely ludicrous. Those who file lawsuits because they were made to feel uncomfortable are probably anti-American, anti-Constitution, liberals, Democrats, atheists, Muslims, gay, and whining babies. And they are probably racists when they file a lawsuit claiming discrimination based on color.
I admit there are some legitimate lawsuits, but I believe there are more frivolous lawsuits than well-founded lawsuits. And many lawsuits are just an attempt by the accuser to get some free money at the expense of others. Often, successful and frivolous lawsuits puts the accused into financial disaster and even bankruptcy. So, you are willing to put the defendant(s) of your lawsuit into complete financial ruin just because you felt uncomfortable? GROW UP!
My advice to those people who filed lawsuits because they felt uncomfortable is: grow up, shut up, or leave. If your aim is to collect some money, go out and earn it!