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Nebraska State Senator ‘Sues God’

September 21, 2007 | Filed Under 00Publius Contributor, Democrats/Leftists, News, Society/Culture, Uncategorized, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

File this under it-takes-all-kinds, but a state Senator in Nebraska has decided to sue God. That’s right, this fool of a politician has decided to pull God into court. The AP reports that Ernie Chambers (who’s probably always been mad that his parents decided to name him “Erine”), the so-called “angriest black man in Nebraska,” claims he is trying to “make a point” about frivolous lawsuits… by making more of them.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The defendant in a state senator’s lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. He can be sued in Douglas County, the legislator claims, because He’s everywhere.

State Sen. 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.

Claiming God to be a terrorist and murderer, Chambers is seeking a “permanent injunction” against God.

Let’s hope some self-respecting judge throws this nonsense out like it should be thrown out.

Obviously, this grandstanding is a sideshow, though. The real issue that Chambers is mad about is another lawsuit brought against a judge who is claimed to have violated the free speech of one Tory Bowen.

Chambers said the lawsuit was triggered by a federal suit filed against a judge who recently barred words such as “rape” and “victim” from a sexual assault trial.

The accuser in the criminal case, Tory Bowen, sued Lancaster District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront, claiming that he violated her free speech rights.

For a man who claims to be interested in the “oppressed”, Chambers doesn’t seem too interested in this lone white woman’s free speech very much!

At issue is the sexual assault case that 24-year-old former University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Tory Bowen brought against 33 year-old Pamir Safi. During that trial, Lancaster District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront ruled that the woman could not use the words “assault” or “rape” to describe the actions of the accused, telling her to use the word “sex” instead. Bowen claimed that using “sex” made it seem less threatening or even might make her testimony more like lying under oath.

“This makes women sick, especially the women who have gone through this,” Bowen said. “They know the difference between sex and rape. If it was sex, I wouldn’t be speaking to you.”

Whatever the silly reason Chambers has decided to bring his frivolous lawsuit to court, he is a vocal hater of Christianity and religion, so his target is entirely predictable.

Still, it’s all stuff and nonsense. This is the sort of waste of time that you get when you elect “activists” to office. Instead of governing, they are forever on the lookout for the next “thing” that will get them on the news to satisfy their craving for media attention.

To answer the lawsuit, it would be amusing if there were a little smiting by the big guy upstairs. But, whatever the outcome, it is just another waste of taxpayers’ money by a malcontent, activist politician. Nice going electing this goof, Nebraska.
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Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as newsbusters.org, townhall.com, men’snewsdaily.com and americandaily.com among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a guest on several radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of publiusforum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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