August 5, 2008
Senator suing God appears in court
So is Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers serious about suing God? He must be. The lawsuit he filed last September appeared to be a stunt, but Chambers appeared in court today to make his case and demand that God “cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats.”
The lawsuit accuses God “of making and continuing to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent.” It says God has caused “fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects and the like.”
At the latest hearing on Tuesday, the judge took the case under advisement.
“He may reach a decision on the 12th of never and when that happens I may be crippling around here and I’ll say it came to pass on my 120th birthday, and at that point I’ll be able to tell that it did come to pass,” Chamber said.
Chambers said he’s been surprised at how many Christians attacked him and his family after the lawsuit.
He said Baptists, Methodists and Universalists all urged him to leave the lawsuit with them. But he couldn’t, he said, because each of them doesn’t accept each other’s God.
“For all we know, God was sitting in one of the empty chairs in the courtroom today chuckling at the lawsuit, laughing that he made this guy, Chambers—if you believe in that sort of thing,” Chamber said.
(Thanks VideoJew for sending the link)
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