Ask most Americans, and they’ll tell you the lawsuit culture in the United States is out of control.
If you don’t get your way, simply sue someone!
And now one South Carolina school district is seeing the effects of this culture as they dole out over $180,000 to a liberal extremist group for one outrageous reason.
In what should come as not so shocking news, left-wing extremist groups began leveraging the United States’ sue-happy culture for their benefit a long time ago, and it is only getting worse.
In South Carolina, a school district just settled a lawsuit with the American Humanist Association (AHA) over allowing hymns and prayers during a graduation ceremony.
In case you’re unsure of who the American Humanist Association is, they state on their website that they “strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life.”
AHA works to advance a philosophy of life that “affirms the ability and responsibility of human beings to lead personal lives of ethical fulfillment without theism or other supernatural beliefs.”
What all that means, no one really knows, but this group, in their quest to “bring about a progressive society,” sued the Greenville County School District in 2013 over the use of prayers and hymns at a high school graduation ceremony.
After years of litigation, the lawsuit has finally come to an end, with the court ruling the school district must pay AHA $187,000, which, though less than half of the $456,000 AHA demanded in the original lawsuit, is still too much.
In 2019, a permanent injunction was filed that barred the district from ever having prayer as part of a graduation ceremony again.
In a win for free speech, the settlement does say that students can make their own religious statements and that teachers can not stifle religious expressions during training sessions. Gee, how nice!
The Greenville school district did respond to the settlement saying in part, “the School District has argued that students, like other citizens, have the right to free speech, including that of a religious nature. On this main point, Greenville County Schools successfully convinced the Court to uphold its consistent position on the central issue of protecting student speech . . .”
Once again, we see extreme left-wing groups, like AHA, crying about something they’re “offended” by and using drastic measures, like six-figure lawsuits to get their way.
All in order to force their secular “religion” down everyone’s throats.
Culture Watch News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.