God Sued

in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
This made me laugh. A politician suing God.



State Senator Ernie Chambers Sues God

Chambers says its to prove a point about frivolous lawsuits.

OMAHA, Neb -- State Senator Ernie Chambers is suing God. He says it to prove a point about frivolous lawsuits.

Chambers says senators periodically have offered bills prohibiting the filing of certain types of suits. He says his main objection is the constitution requires that the doors to the courthouse be open to all. Chambers said, "Thus anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody - even God."

Chambers said he decided to file this lawsuit after a suit was filed in early September in federal court against Lancaster County Judge Jeffre Cheuvront. He's the judge who was hearing a sexual assault case, where the woman wants to use the words "rape and victim" during her testimony.

Chambers lawsuit, which was filed on Friday in Douglas County Court, seeks a permanent injunction ordering God to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats.

The lawsuit admits God goes by all sorts of alias, names, titles and designations and it also recognizes the fact that the defendant is ?Omnipresent?.

In the lawsuit Chambers says he?s tried to contact God numerous times, ?Plaintiff, despite reasonable efforts to effectuate personal service upon Defendant (?Come out, come out, wherever you are?) has been unable to do so.?

The suit also requests that the court given the ?peculiar circumstances? of this case waive personal service. It says being Omniscient, the plaintiff assumes God will have actual knowledge of the action.

The lawsuit accuses God ?of making and continuing to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent.?

It says God has caused, ?fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects, and the like.?

The suit also says God has caused, ?calamitous catastrophes resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth?s inhabitants including innocent babes, infants, children, the aged and infirm without mercy or distinction.?

Chambers also says God ?has manifested neither compassion nor remorse, proclaiming that Defendant ?will laugh? when calamity comes.

Chambers asks for the court to grant him a summary judgement. He says as an alternative, he wants the judge to set a date for a hearing as ?expeditiously? as possible and enter a permanent injunction enjoining God from engaging in the types of deleterious actions and the making of terroristic threats described in the lawsuit.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    Well, I think he makes a pretty darned good case! I would have also included "Fraud and Deception" in the list of grievances. However, he will "play hell" attempting to collect any 'judgements'. Think OJ.

  • Reply 2 of 6
    I know he's just doing it to prove a point. But are you even able to sue something you can't even prove exists?
  • Reply 3 of 6
    shawnjshawnj Posts: 6,656member
    Yes, you can sue anybody for anything.

    However, that doesn't mean you'll ever get close to a trial. This is stupid because the judge would throw it out way before it got to trial-- either on summary judgment or on a pre-trial motion for failure to state a claim on which relief can be granted, lack of jurisdiction over the person, or otherwise. At any rate, this little stunt proves precisely the opposite of what the Senator intended. Instead, it shows how effective the incentives and procedural mechanisms of our system already are at weeding out "frivolous" lawsuits.

    If this didn't involve a Senator, the lawyer filing such a stupid case would probably get sanctioned by the judge, which is not a good thing.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Can you sue a banana?
  • Reply 5 of 6
    God just named his defense attorney:

  • Reply 6 of 6
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