Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers has filed a lawsuit against God. He says he just wants to make the point that the constitution allows a lawsuit to be filed for any reason.
The action seeks a "permanent injunction ordering Defendant to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats."
The Plaintiff (Chambers) is identified as "the duly elected and serving State Senator from the 11th Legislative District in Omaha, Nebraska."
The petition states that the "Defendant (also known by various aliases, titles, names, designations) is present in all places at the same time ("Omnipresent")' is the admitted perpetrator of the deleterious acts complained of herein."
Among the Claims for Relief: "Defendant has made and continues to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff whom Plaintiff has the duty to represent.
Defendant directly and proximately has caused, inter alia (among other things), fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornados, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects and the like."
Senator Chambers says, "This is a way to show that anyone can sue anyone including God. It's an object lesson too. It demonstrates that the mere filing of a lawsuit doesn't guarantee a win."
Creighton law professor Mike Fenner says, "It's a frivolous lawsuit but not one that's really going to cost anyone much."
I love some of the comments:
I think "The Devil Made Him Do It!!!"
The sad thing is this made national news on CNN. People think we are a cow town anyway and a bunch of hicks. Did Chambers have to prove it??
This story has now hit the national networks -- it is featured on the main pages of both CNN.com and FoxNews.com. Once again, Mr. Chambers is doing a fabulous job of making Omaha look ridiculous. After wasting the precious time of Nebraska's legislature, that seems to be his most prominent purpose.
All the crime and violence in North Omaha, all the innocent people who have lost their lives, live in fear, and suing God is Ernie Chambers' priority? I have not heard from him on the violence, but this...this matters to him. North Omaha deserves better than this man.
Question ... Who is the bigger embarrassment to Nebraska, Mr Chambers or (Huskers head coach) Mr Callahan?
I hope he gets struck by lightning....