Tag Archives: tort law

faith-based damages

So this flight attendant is suing a televangelist who assaulted her, and in addition to emotional damages and hemorrhoids, the flight attendant is claiming she is owed damages for loss of faith. Broadsheet, Salon.com, 8/8.

Obviously the First Amendment is going to pose real problems for the plaintiff — American courts establishing a monetary value on religious faith (and loss thereof) seems to pose a real Establishment Clause problem. Entanglement, preferencing religion over non-religion — a fun case.

But if by some miracle this plaintiff prevails on this claim, can we children of fundies get damages for having faith imposed on us as children?