Nebraska senator sues God

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  1. Adam5

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    http://www.comcast.net/news/strange...E&fn=/2007/09/17/765919.html&cvqh=itn_suesgod

    Nebraska State Senator Sues God
    By NATE JENKINS, Associated Press Writer
    3 hours ago

    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.

    Chambers said the lawsuit was triggered by a federal suit filed against a judge who recently barred words such as "rape" and "victim" from a sexual assault trial.

    The accuser in the criminal case, Tory Bowen, sued Lancaster District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront, claiming that he violated her free speech rights.

    Chambers said Bowen's lawsuit is inappropriate because the Nebraska Supreme Court has already considered the case and federal courts follow the decisions of state supreme courts on state matters.

    "This lawsuit having been filed and being of such questionable merit creates a circumstance where my lawsuit is appropriately filed," Chambers said. "People might call it frivolous but if they read it they'll see there are very serious issues I have raised."

    U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf, in an order last week, expressed doubts about whether Bowen's lawsuit "has any legal basis whatsoever" and said sanctions may be imposed against Bowen and her attorneys if they fail to show cause for the lawsuit.

    The Associated Press usually does not identify accusers in sex-assault cases, but Bowen has allowed her name to be used publicly because of the issue over the judge's language restrictions.

    Cheuvront declared a mistrial in the sexual assault trial in July, saying pretrial publicity made it impossible to gather enough impartial jurors.
     
  2. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Ah, but which God?
     

  3. tj2000

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    Don't tell Ramm.....

    It sounds like he is sueing the Spaghetti Monster...............................

    OH MY!!!!!!

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  4. slabertooch

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    Re: Don't tell Ramm.....

    ARRRG GET YER CUTLASSES LADS! IT BE TIME FOR LOOTIN AN' PILLAGING, THEY ARE UNDERMINING OUR FAITH!!!


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  5. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Don't tell Ramm.....

    Is that tony218?
     
  6. merlock

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    Re: Don't tell Ramm.....

    :shock:

    :lol:
     
  7. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    How is he going to perfect service?
     
  8. Sine Nomen

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    Why do I find this so funny even if it is ridiculous?
     
  9. Rammstein

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    Finally being called to task about all that smiting he's been doing. :D
     
  10. slabertooch

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    Makes you wonder, If all the bad things that people have done in his name, can he be legally held responsible for their actions?

    They are acting as his representative, authority given in the Bible, which is God's word, so wouldn't that be a legal document?

    /me puts on fire suit

    :popcorn:
     
  11. rajl

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    Well, some smart a** left an answer from God on the courthouse steps. In it, God makes a special appearence to challenge the court's personal jurisdiction over him. I can't find the CNN article about the answer, but I was laughing really hard when I read it a few days ago.
     
  12. LonelyMachines

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    Good luck serving the subpoena...