Claim: recitation of prayer at public meetings caused Ontario man $5,000 damages

by Walter Olson on August 3, 2012

Peter Ferguson says the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer at Grey County meetings not only violated the national Charter, but caused him “anguish, discrimination, exclusion, rejection and loss of enjoyment of life” to the tune of C$5,000. [National Post]

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1 boblipton 08.03.12 at 7:30 am

Must be a demon.

Bob

2 Malcolm 08.04.12 at 2:18 am

You may note the prayer is held in the council chamber. The plaintiff is not present, he just doesn’t like the idea of it being made.
I also reckon a lot of religious people could just as plausibly claim that abandoning a traditional prayer causes them “anguish, discrimination, exclusion, rejection and loss of enjoyment of life”.

3 Frank 08.06.12 at 11:13 am

Since plaintiff states he doesn’t really care about religion that much, in my view that fairly undercuts his claim that he has suffered “anguish, discrimination, exclusion, rejection and loss of enjoyment of life.” as a result of others’ religious speech.

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