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Archive for Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Senator sues God to protest lawsuit

September 18, 2007

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— 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."

Comments

janeb 7 years, 3 months ago

Go Ernest! applies to alot of situations.

imastinker 7 years, 3 months ago

I want to read more about this other lawsuit.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 3 months ago

I believe that embracing stupidity in search of brilliance is a viable alternative to pretending we can find it directly. Ernie may appear to be seeking darkness but he is as likely as any to go to the light...and be blinded...at a TV set.

ksdivakat 7 years, 3 months ago

My question is this.....how is he gonna prove God did all those things?? And IF he can prove it then there goes the argument that God doesnt exist. Also, isnt that going against the seperation of church and state?? Just a few thoughts with some questions mixed in!!! Happy Tuesday all!!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 7 years, 3 months ago

Clearly, there is the jurisdictional issue to be resolved....

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 7 years, 3 months ago

... and doesn't God preside over that Highest of Courts?

acg 7 years, 3 months ago

I think this lawsuit is ridiculous and a waste of the court's time. And he filed this lawsuit to protest the other lawsuit, which to me, has great merit. How can you possibly hold a rape trial without using the words rape or victim? Why should this woman, who was violently raped, have to testify and not tell, in her own words, what happened to her? This piss-ant little judge who said she had to use the word sex instead of rape makes me so mad I can't even see straight, because it wasn't sex, it was rape, plain and simple and not letting her tell her story infringes upon her rights. But then again, let's not worry about the rights of the victim, right? What really matters is that the POS rapist is protected. This is why I advocate vigilante justice. Where's Charles Bronson when you need him?

Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 3 months ago

I think I saw a blurb on a new movie Charles Bronson is starring in: "As Dead As Justice"

heysoos 7 years, 3 months ago

How do I get in on this? Obviously, this should be a class action suit.

Ceallach 7 years, 3 months ago

Well, His threats have been written out, but then again, He follow-through is also well documented. Written exceptions only came into play if someone advocated for mercy on behalf of the targets of His wrath. It appears this man doesn't feel the need for an advocate. Oh, well.

clyde_never_barks 7 years, 3 months ago

Are we sure that this Senator doesn't hail from our own River City. Sounds like something one of our own ilk would do...very Lawrence.

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