Slain in the Spirit: Tennessee case

by Walter Olson on June 8, 2008

Another story in a genre we’ve covered before, namely the lawsuit against a church whose congregants commonly faint or swoon during worship, the grounds being that more or better assigned “catchers” would have helped avert injury. This one was filed by Matthew Lincoln against Lakewind Church in Tennessee (Smoking Gun, Jun. 5; Childs, Jun. 5). Our earlier coverage has included the Michigan woman who successfully sued her Pentecostal church on similar grounds, and an Australian plaintiff who lost.

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1 Adam 06.09.08 at 9:42 am

“received the spirit and fell backwards.”

Shouldn’t he be suing the spirit then?

2 Jason Barney 06.09.08 at 10:28 am

Effecting service on God may be tough. Besides, he may invoke divine immunity.

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