Any truth, TEXAS Bar Sues Church??
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observer

Austin, TX

#21 Feb 25, 2011
While this tale may not be based on an actual incident, there are many who call themselves Christians who do behave in this way.

Why is "I Am One" quoting Saul? What do the ideas quoted have to do with the teachings of Jesus?

The story makes three points:
* many professing Christians concern themselves with matters not relevant to Christianity;
* many professing Christians take undeserved credit for influencing God;
* many persons (professing Christians and others) flee from responsibility when it is inconvenient.

By "professing Christian", I refer to those who claim to follow Jesus, as opposed to practicing Christians, who actually try to follow Jesus.
uh lol

Snyder, TX

#22 Jul 5, 2011
Danielrsss

Warrenton, VA

#23 Mar 22, 2012
Passer-by wrote:
To bad they selectd Mt. Vernon, Tx as the town. This town is in a "DRY" county and they do not have any bars.
Wrong, they are a "dry" county except for private clubs. Private clubs are just bars that you pay to attend. This could have been true but it seems it is not. I lived there 10 years, so I know about the dry county thing.
I wish if someone was going to tell a story they would tell the truth. Maybe someone needs to tell a story about liars and what God thinks about that. Remember, let people know it is an illustration.
Danielrsss

Warrenton, VA

#24 Mar 22, 2012
Sorry you are wrong about Mt. Vernon being a totally dry county. It is dry except for clubs. Clubs in that county are just bars where you pay to get in. Paying to get in makes you a member of the club. Dues are paid at the door. I know this because I lived there for 10 years. I also know a Judge in that town, we attended church together and he would have said something like that if he had been a judge in the situation.
I wish people would learn to be honest when the write such stories. Maybe someone needs to write story about liars and what God thinks about them. Possibly taking a quote from Revelation 21:8. Just remember to let people know it is just an illustrated story.
Honesty, we want it in politicians, but we are hypocrites and are not honest ourselves. Shame on lying Americans. Maybe God is just giving us what we are ourselves. Just a thought.
DeebeeT

United States

#25 Oct 31, 2012
Here is an equally good argument that it is a true story ;

http://www.courts.state.wy.us/StateOfTheJudic...
DeebeeT

United States

#26 Oct 31, 2012
It is possible this story was taken in another time period at which Mt Vernon was not a 'dry' town.

Lawyers are always digging up old cases in which to support or put down a debated issue/case.
Danielrsss wrote:
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Wrong, they are a "dry" county except for private clubs. Private clubs are just bars that you pay to attend. This could have been true but it seems it is not. I lived there 10 years, so I know about the dry county thing.
I wish if someone was going to tell a story they would tell the truth. Maybe someone needs to tell a story about liars and what God thinks about that. Remember, let people know it is an illustration.
Randy Chester

Thailand

#27 Aug 18, 2013
Seems many people read this story exactly like many read the stories in the Bible. An obvious lesson is this: Why do you automatically assume a story is literal/historical when there's no evidence and no reason to think so? And when just a little bit of research into the matter clearly shows you it is not?

The story may be trying to get a moral/spiritual lesson across, but that has nothing to do with it being literal.

Looks like the real joke here is on literalist Christians!
Kelly

Savannah, GA

#28 May 26, 2014
This story is true! I found a follow-up story that says the judge found for the bar and gave the bar owners the title to the church as part of the judgement, and the church is now a bible-themed bar and restaurant!
Anonymous

Bedford, UK

#29 Aug 28, 2014
Kelly wrote:
This story is true! I found a follow-up story that says the judge found for the bar and gave the bar owners the title to the church as part of the judgement, and the church is now a bible-themed bar and restaurant!
OHH really would love to see a Link to that then ...please share
Sinner

Long Beach, CA

#30 Oct 23, 2015
Greg Laurie told this story to his congregation and claimed it was true. The problem is, it's not true.
cZanet

United States

#31 Apr 3, 2016
oldcottonpicker wrote:
Have any of you good people around Mt. Vernon ever heard about this, its making its way across the net in emails, I searched the net for it, but seems little can be found on it. I would like to know if there is any truth in it.
TEXAS Bar Sues Church
In a small Texas town,( Mt. Vernon ), Drummond's 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.


This is a true story. My family recently purchased some property near Purley, which is part of Mount Vernon. Sure enough if I didn't stumble upon the burnt remains of the "Bar Nothin Ballroom". It was full of melted vinyls, and other various bar room items.
cZanet

United States

#32 Apr 3, 2016
Not true, I have lived in Mount Vernon all my life. I can assure you there is no such place
City Resident

United States

#33 Apr 3, 2016
Actually, my family owns the property on which the burnt down bar is located. The name of the bar was "Bar Nuthin' Ballroom". It's almost directly behind the Purley First Baptist Church. You can see it from the red gate with a wagon wheel on it. From the outside it just looks like an old barn with two guitars painted on the side, but on the inside it is without a doubt a burnt up bar. Melted vinyl records, a burnt up stage, and all that good stuff.

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