Feeds

Man sues God

Seeks injunction to stop Him making terrorist threats

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

A politician in the US is protesting at frivolous law suits in the US courts by launching one himself in which he is suing God.

The suit (pdf) seeks an injunction against God to stop him and his followers making terrorist threats.

It has been filed in a Nebraska district court by Ernie Chambers, a Senator in the state Senate.

The suit says God "has made and continues to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons". It said the threats were credible, given God's history.

It said God and his followers caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants", as well as "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects, and the like".

Chambers's suit was filed in protest at frivolous suits in general, and one in particular. During a trial for sexual assault on Tory Bowen the judge barred the use of certain words, including "rape" and "victim".

Bowen sued the judge in the case, but a court has already said it doubts whether that case has "any legal basis whatsoever".

Chambers said he was so outraged at Bowen's frivolous law suit he filed his own in protest. "This lawsuit having been filed and being of such questionable merit creates a circumstance where my lawsuit is appropriately filed," said Chambers, according to news agency Associated Press. "People might call it frivolous but if they read it they'll see there are very serious issues I have raised."

On the question of the court's jurisdiction, Chambers said in his suit that the Nebraska court was appropriate, since God is always present. He also said there would be no need to contact the defendant since he is also omniscient.

Chambers asked the court for a summary judgment or for an injunction against God from engaging in the acts detailed in the suit.

Copyright © 2007, OUT-LAW.com

OUT-LAW.COM is part of international law firm Pinsent Masons.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt
Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report
Man at hardware store was right: name brands DO last longer
Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar
Plus: Syria's internet going down? That was a US cock-up
UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco
'Reset rating keeps secrets on one-dole-to-rule-them-all plan', say MPs
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
EU justice chief blasts Google on 'right to be forgotten'
Don't pretend it's a freedom of speech issue – interim commish
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.