'God' Responds to Senator's Almighty Lawsuit

Less than a week after a Nebraska state senator filed a lawsuit against God, a one-page document marked "Special Appearance" mysteriously appeared at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha, a local CBS affiliate reported Wednesday.

"It was on the counter in legal filing yesterday," Gordon Rieber in the Clerk of the District Court's office told Omaha's Action 3 News. "No one saw it come in. She (an employee) turned her back and there it was."

In the paper, "God" says the suit by Sen. Ernie Chambers (D-Omaha) should be thrown out because there was "[n]o proper and sufficient service of summons" by a deputy.

And although He doesn't issue "terroristic threats," as Chambers had claimed in his lawsuit, "God" wrote that the senator would receive an "appropriate punishment."

"He is going to take care of the senator by removing him from office next year," attorney Bill Gallup told Action 3. The CBS affiliate noted that "'God' apparently has a sense of humor – term limits keep Chambers from serving another term."

Last Friday, Chambers, considered by many to be one of the Nebraska Legislature's most controversial and colorful members, filed a lawsuit claiming that God had 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."

The senator also accused God of causing "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues" and more.

Chambers' 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," he said on CNN.

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

The Omaha senator 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."

Regarding the one-page document that mysteriously appeared in the Clerk of the District Court's office, Gallup, a longtime defense attorney, said, "It looks to me like a legitimate document that would have to be sustained by the judge," also noting that "God" has a good strategy.

Several attorneys that were interviewed denied writing the document, but said they're available if God needs them in court.

"He (God) hasn't called me yet!" defense attorney James Martin Davis told Action 3.

According to KETV.com, 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.