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TEXAS BEER JOINT SUES CHURCH

Posted by mike redshaw on October 3, 2011

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TEXAS   BEER JOINT SUES CHURCH

I don`t know how true this is but it came to me in an e-mail and it made me laugh out loud………..

ONLY IN TEXAS …..

Texas Beer Joint Sues Church in  MT.Vernon, Texas, Drummond’s Bar began construction on an 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 burning to the ground by the 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.”

Don`t we get ourselves into all sorts of knots objecting to things of the world, and being seen only as a killjoy, instead of simply loving the world into a better way of living, Christ`s way ?

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