State Senator 'Sues' God

A Nebraska state senator is "suing" God, claiming that the Almighty has made "terroristic threats" against him and his constituents, inspired fear and caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."

Sen. Ernie Chambers (D-Omaha) also says that God has caused "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues" and more.

His lawsuit asks for a "permanent injunction ordering Defendant to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats."

"It's a lawsuit against a defendant who has perpetrated much harm and damage on the human race," Chambers said on CNN.

Although he is known to skip morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, the Omaha senator says he isn't suing God because he has any kind of personal objections against Him.

Chambers told a local Fox affiliate that his lawsuit is in response to bills brought forth by other state senators to try and stop frivolous lawsuits from being filed.

"The Constitution requires that the courthouse doors be open, so you cannot prohibit the filing of suits," Chambers said. "Anyone can sue anyone they choose, even God."

And the senator says he is able to sue God because the "defendant, being omnipresent, is personally present in Douglas County."

According to, Chambers is asking for the court to grant him a summary judgment or, as an alternative, for the judge to set a date for a hearing as expeditiously as possible and enter a permanent injunction.