Nebraska state Senator Ernie Chambers sued God last week. Angered by another lawsuit he considers frivolous, Chambers says he’s trying to make the point that anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody.
Chambers says in his lawsuit that God has made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.”
The Omaha senator, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, also says God has caused “fearsome floods … horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes.”
He’s seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty.
The lawsuit that sparked this one was filed against a judge who barred words such as “rape” and “victim” from a sexual assault trial. The accuser felt this violated her right to free speech. Chambers considered it a frivolous suit because the Supreme Court had already considered the case. A district judge has already voiced doubts that the accuser’s case has a legal basis.
Still, Chambers has some balls going up against God. He’s the first person I’m aware of who did so in real life. But I guess if you’re going to make a statement you might as well aim for the biggest target you can think of.