Making a Farce of a Farce
Nebraska State Senator sues God to stop plagues, terror threats
|David Edwards and Nick Juliano |
Published: Tuesday September 18, 2007
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A Nebraska lawmaker is taking his complaints about frivolous lawsuits limits all the way to the top.
State Sen. Ernie Chambers is suing God.
"It's a lawsuit against a defendant who has perpetrated much harm and damage on the human race," Chambers said on CNN.
Chambers says his frivolous lawsuit against the Lord was meant to protest a suit filed against a Nebraska judge who banned the words "rape" and "victim" from a woman's rape trial.
Some Nebraska lawmakers are trying to pass legislation preventing frivolous lawsuits, but Chambers says anyone should be able to file a lawsuit against anyone else.
"The Constitution requires that the courthouse doors be open, so you cannot prohibit the filing of suits," Chambers tells a local Fox affiliate. "Anyone can sue anyone they choose, even God."
In his suit, Chambers seeks an injunction against God ordering the deity to stop natural disasters and terror threats. Fox News notes that Chambers is not a Christian.
"Apparently this Omaha senator, he also skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians," a Fox host notes. "So apparently this guy is not a man of faith, which is fine, but it's a little unusual he's suing God, I don't think he's going to get a response."
The lawsuit notes that Chambers tried several times to contact the defendant, KETV reported.
“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 says.
These video clips are from CNN's American Morning and Fox's Fox & Friends, broadcast September 18.