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.
And God Responds !
A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten
something he might not have expected: a response. One of two court
filings from "God" came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances,
according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in
"This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden
was here - poof!" Friend said.
State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued God last week, seeking a
permanent injunction against the Almighty for making terroristic threats,
inspiring fear and causing "widespread death, destruction and
terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants. "
Chambers, a self-proclaimed agnostic who often criticizes Christians,
said his filing was triggered by a federal lawsuit he considers
frivolous. He said he's trying to makes the point that anybody can sue
Not so, says "God." His response argues that the defendant is immune from
some earthly laws and the court lacks jurisdiction.
It adds that blaming God for human oppression and suffering misses an
"I created man and woman with free will and next to the promise of
immortal life, free will is my greatest gift to you," according to the
response, as read by Friend.
There was no contact information on the filing, although St. Michael the
Archangel is listed as a witness, Friend said.
A second response from "God" disputing Chambers' allegations lists a
phone number for a Corpus Christi law office. A message left for that
office was not immediately returned Thursday.