Irony in the Court System
My friend Kelly works on an Exxon tug boat. He sent me this story from Texas. I don’t know if there is any shred of truth to it at all. But it reads like a news story and it made me laugh. With the Supreme Court hoopla and gay rights, well, a light, humorous story about the craziness of the American court system, and that’s all I needed. So anyhow, I’m too lazy to look it up for the fact check. So I decided to just share it with you and put it up as simply a “humorous story.”
Lucky Lil’s lounge and brothel began construction on an expansion project. It seems that they need a larger building to increase their ever-growing business. In response, the local BaptistChurch across the street started a campaign to block the business from expanding — with morning, afternoon, and evening prayer sessions at their church. Work on Lucky’s bar progressed right up until the week before the grand re-opening when lightning struck the brothel and burned it to the ground!
After the cat-house was burned by the lightning strike, the church folks were rather smug in their outlook, bragging about “the power of prayer.”
But late last week ‘Big Jugs’ Jill Diamond, the owner/madam, sued the church, the preacher and the entire congregation on the grounds that the church … “was ultimately responsible for the demise of her building and her business — either through direct or indirect divine actions or means.”
In its reply to the court, the church vehemently and voraciously denied any and all responsibility or any connection to the building’s demise.
The crusty old judge read through the plaintiff’s complaint and the defendant’s reply, and at the opening hearing he commented, “I don’t know how the heck I’m going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork, that we now have a liquor establishment and whorehouse owner who staunchly believes in the power of prayer, and a Baptist preacher and his entire church congregation that claims that it’s all a bunch of crap!”
Unfortunately, even if this story is not true, it seems that this is the way the ridiculousness of the American justice system is going. Also it seems that our belief in the Christian faith seems to be waning based on convenience and not what is right or wrong.
Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden parading as “devout Catholics” and the Catholic church (and the Pope) all just fine with it is just one example that I’ll throw out there. Just for the record, when the end or “The Apocalypse” finally comes, there will be a whole bunch of people in for a really big surprise.