I wanted to toss out this story to have a little change from the politics talk and jump over to a little bit of social and legal commentary. No this story is not a commentary on the word of wisdom or the law of chastity because those topics are too one dimensional in this story. Instead I want to focus on suing, or bringing aggressive legal action against people and and influence there is from the gospel.
In New York, a young couple was looking to get married. The day arrived and they were going through the ceremony when a woman from the crowd who had obviously been hitting "the sauce" as part of the reception stood up and screamed in a drunken stupor the accusation that she has an affair with the groom. Since this woman just happened to be the groom's boss, it was not only uncomfortable by nature, but plausible.
This giant elephant in the room caused enough of a raucous that the 70 reception guests had to leave and the evening was over - and ruined. The bride now is suing the former boss (as the groom quit his job over this incident) for the emotional damage from the incident and probably a few other things including loss of consortium if she had an aggressive attorney.
Is there a good case for the Bride to recoup any damages? If so, what price tag could you put on those damages?
Second... (since this is an LDS blog)
Is there a standard by which Latter-Day Saints can determine whether or not it is a righteous pursuit to sue someone as opposed to showing forgiveness? Regardless of if the affair happened or not, was what this x-boss did something that has righteous remedy in the law, or is this an offense that is better left to forgiveness?