Texas Beer Joint Sues Local Church over Lightning Strike!

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Texas Beer Joint Sues Local Church over Lightning Strike!

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Texas Beer Joint Sues Local Church over Lightning Strike !

(This should keep you chuckling for a while)

A bar called Drummond's (in Mt Vernon, Texas) began construction on an expansion of their building, hoping to "grow" their business.

In response, the local Southern Baptist Church started a campaign to block the bar from expanding - petitions, prayers, etc. About a week before the bar's grand re-opening, a bolt of lightning struck the bar and burned it to the ground!

Afterward, the church folks were rather smug - bragging about "the power of prayer". The angry bar owner eventually sued the church on grounds that the church ... "was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, through direct actions or indirect means."

Of course, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise.

The judge read carefully through the plaintiff's complaint and the defendant's reply. He then opened the hearing by saying:



"I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but it appears from the paperwork that what we have here is a bar owner who now believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not."
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So you'd rather talk about alcohol and religion on your website than inequality in access arrangements in South Africa? :puker:

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Lets just go all in :hapban

Ebert, as mentioned... respond to my letter.
I will then post it up. If anyone else wants to talk about it they too can mail me too - justin@climbing.co.za

I'm sorry the MCSA did not allow you to join the club. I believe that was wrong of them.
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A funny little story that is almost certainly not true. You can find it on the internet with various names of the town where it supposedly happened, different names of the bar (or whorehouse in some cases), different congregations and names of the pastor. Has been picked up by several fact-checking portals and judged as "not true". But, as Giordano Bruno famously put it 400 years ago: "If it is not true, it is well conceived."
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mik wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:34 pm A funny little story that is almost certainly not true. You can find it on the internet with various names of the town where it supposedly happened, different names of the bar (or whorehouse in some cases), different congregations and names of the pastor. Has been picked up by several fact-checking portals and judged as "not true". But, as Giordano Bruno famously put it 400 years ago: "If it is not true, it is well conceived."
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