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In Mt. Vernon, Texas, Drummond's Bar began construction on expansion of their building to increase their business.

In response, the local Baptist church started a campaign with petitions and prayers to block the bar from expanding.

Work [on the expansion] progressed right up until the week before the grand reopening [of the bar] when lightning struck the bar and [caused it to burn] to the ground.

[Afterwards], 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."

 


User Comments:
Jonas - Dec 3, 2010 05:19:18 — 

According to snopes.com, the story isn't true (but who cares?!).  Here's an excerpt:

"The story isn't supposed to be read as relating something that happened in real life; it's a modern day admonition to churchgoers not to allow transient secu ...more

Jonas - Dec 3, 2010 09:20:16 — 

I stumbled across this and thought it fit the story:

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he car ...more


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