Sunday, May 29, 2011

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."

Hat tip: Nick M. Story at Snopes.com
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25 comments:

  1. Proving once again than appearances can be deceiving and that nobody likes an inconvenient truth.

    Happy Sunday honey. Although I'm pretty sure you're still on your island, so dur... of course it's happy!

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  2. what barb said! hope you are having fun, well i know you are! and love this post!!!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  3. Barb nailed it all!

    We took the jetski out for a run yesterday, and will probably do it again today.

    Big hugs from Mayberry, honey...

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  4. I think the judge is right.

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  5. I'm a bit confused. Glad I'm not the judge.

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  6. tricky situation for beer!
    have a great Sunday!

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  7. This is a great and funny post. Hope you are having such a good time on the Island. Take care. Happy Memorial day.

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  8. And that is why I love Snopes.

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  9. interesting how money can change people's beliefs.

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  10. Yep the Judge pegged it.

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  11. I guess the Judge needs to see if they will denounce the fact that the prayers did it. Quite interesting and funny.

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  12. Wise words from the Judge! Maybe the church people need to go pray some more!

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  13. Ha ha! That's about 'believing only when it suits you to' ;)

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  14. I would hate to be the one to have to decide that case

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  15. hope youre havin a ball..Blessed holiday weekend my friend! hugs!

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  16. As it is said, you should walk the talk. Professing to be a believer does not make you a believer at all.

    That's a cute funny post! :)

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  17. Both the bar owner and the church congregations are shooting at their own foot. hahaha.

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  18. Oh, that was a great one and a good comment on ethics as well!

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  19. Hey Sandee ~~ Anything is possible in Texas!
    (God loves Texas! Most people do also once they visit us.)
    ..

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  20. Hahaha! That really gave me something to think about. How's your trip going?

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  21. I get the impression that this is a true story. Seems typical for a church to deny something, even in matters of faith, when it all comes down to money... tsk, tsk to them

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  22. When money's involved, it twists everything.

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  23. wow..I just hope not all church are like that :)have a nice day Sandee!

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