Jewish Journal

Nebraska senator sues God

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 17, 2007 | 10:32 pm

I thought once was enough with this ridiculous lawsuit. But, no, the case of man sues God—that’s right: Not man bites dog, but man sues God—is back. And it was filed by ... wait for it ... an elected official?

There is no way to read this without detecting the writers tongue-in-cheek tone. And, really, there’s no need to. That is state Sen. Ernie Chambers’ intention.

LINCOLN, Neb. - The defendant in a state senator’s lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. He can be sued in Douglas County, the legislator claims, because He’s everywhere.

State Sen. Ernie Chambers sued God last week. Angered by another lawsuit he considers frivolous, Chambers says he’s trying to make the point that anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody.

Chambers says in his lawsuit that God has made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.”

The Omaha senator, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, also says God has caused “fearsome floods ... horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes.”

He’s seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty.


Does Chambers have a case?

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