In a small Texas town, a bar began construction on a new building to increase their business.. The local Baptist church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. Work progressed right up till the week before opening when lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, 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.

The church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise in its reply to the court.

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork. At the hearing he commented, “I don't know how I’m going to decide this, but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not.” Via: Reddit

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Comment by james d on June 14, 2011 at 10:58am
this has been shown to be an urban myth, though it is a very plausible story... it is not true, as far as i have been able to determine...
Comment by Scarlette Blues on June 14, 2011 at 11:09am
LMAO. Even if it is an urban myth, it makes a great joke line!
Comment by Jon van Rooyen on June 14, 2011 at 11:11am
haha! I love the irony in this! Classic story!
Comment by james d on June 14, 2011 at 11:41am
and the sad truth is, i am sure there are churches that would do this and think nothing of the irony of it.. it is funny though...

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