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Texas Beer Joint Sues Church

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#1 OFFLINE   drpjr



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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:40 AM



In Mt. Vernon, Texas, Drummond's Bar began construction
on expansion of their building to increase their business.

In response, the local Baptist church started a campaign to block the bar
from expanding with petitions and prayers. Work progressed right up until
the week before the grand reopening when lightning struck the bar and it burned to
the ground.

After the bar was burned to the ground by a lightning strike,
the church folks were rather smug in their outlook, bragging about “the power of prayer”,
until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church "was
ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct
or indirect actions or means".

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently denied all responsibility
or any connection to the building's demise.

The judge read through the plaintiff's complaint and the defendant's reply
and at the opening hearing he commented, "I don't know how I'm going to
decide this, but it appears from the paperwork that we have a bar owner who believes
in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that now does not."

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#2 OFFLINE   matt


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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:50 AM

I can't wait to hear the rest!

Edited by matt, 08 October 2010 - 11:19 AM.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:05 AM

Send Help.. I fallen to the floor and can't get up, I am laughing so hard there are tears running down my cheeks...:lol:
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#4 OFFLINE   Draconis


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Posted 11 October 2010 - 03:29 PM

OMFSM, thats just too hilarious. !rolling

I think it gives new meaning to "Be careful what you wish for."

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:28 PM

Could not resist passing this on to our best friends as she is the daughter of a baptist minister and is always talking about things like the "power of prayer"

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:05 AM

Can I hear an AMEN!!?? Wonder if there is a brothel down the road that needs lightning rods?

#7 OFFLINE   yosoyellobo



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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:19 PM

If I was the judge I would rule in favor of the beer joint. You have nothing to lose if God does not exists and you don't have to worry about getting hit by lighting if he does.

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