Beer Joint Sues a Church
small Texas town, ( Mt. Vernon ) Drummond's Bar began construction on a
new building to increase their business. The local Baptist church
started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers..
progressed right up till the week before opening when lightning struck the bar
and it burned to the ground. The church folks were rather smug in their
outlook after that, 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. The church vehemently
denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise in its
reply to the court.
case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork. At
the hearing he commented, "I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but
as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the
power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not."