Wednesday, October 15, 2008

State Senator's Suit Against God Dismissed For Lack of Service

Last year, Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit in a Douglas County, Nebraska state court naming God as defendant and seeking an injunction against God to end His causing, death destruction and terror through various natural disasters. (See prior posting.) Chambers has variously explained the action as a protest against frivolous lawsuits or an attempt to show that everyone should have access to the courts. Yesterday, according to the Associated Press, Douglas County District Court Judge Marlon Polk dismissed the case, ruling that "there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action." Chambers says he disagrees with the decision. He argues: "The court itself acknowledges the existence of God. A consequence of that acknowledgment is a recognition of God's omniscience. Since God knows everything, God has notice of this lawsuit." Chambers has not decided yet whether to appeal.