Any truth, TEXAS Bar Sues Church??

Any truth, TEXAS Bar Sues Church??

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Since: Jun 07

United States

#1 Aug 12, 2008
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.

Kilgore, TX

#2 Sep 18, 2008
go to and search "mt vernon"

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Sep 23, 2009
The story isn't supposed to be read as relating something that happened in real life; it's a modern day admonition to churchgoers not to allow transient secular needs to get in the way of their faith. What a person believes or will stand up for shouldn't change because there's a monetary factor involved; otherwise, it's not true belief. As the fictional judge points out, there is something untoward about a congregation so willing to put worldly matters first that it denies it believes in prayer.

While the tale is an exaggeration of its underlying moral, that overstatement is a way of prompting folks to measure the contents of their hearts against those of the fictional congregation to see if they themselves aren't at times engaging in a bit of religious distancing. Do they set aside their faith, and their pride in it, when faith becomes inconvenient? Or do they stand up for their beliefs and proudly proclaim them, even when doing so is to their disadvantage, financial or otherwise?
MP native

United States

#4 Sep 23, 2009
Very well put and insightful explanation , sad.

Matthew 10:33
Sad can copy and paste

Rowlett, TX

#5 Sep 25, 2009
Sad knows how to highlight text and copy and paste and claim as their own by not stating that the text came from Snopes. I do believe they call that plagiarism!
MP native

United States

#6 Oct 15, 2009
Ah well, I still like the post. If sad tries to win the Pulitzer we'll call on you to refute his / her claims to glory. ;o)

Since: Jun 07

United States

#7 Jan 11, 2010
Sad, I know all of that stuff, but once in a while such a story as this will be true, thought I would see if this one was or not.

Don't suppose it is.
Debate on Baptism

Celina, TX

#8 Jan 15, 2010
Below you will find a debate on baptism (immersion in water). It's on Youtube. It has about 6 or more parts to the debate. You will find it numbered as follows 2-11, 4-11, 7-11, etc.

I found it very interesting myself.

2-11 Church of Christ -VS- Christianity

Debate on Baptism

I Am one

Celina, TX

#9 Jan 15, 2010
The Christian is to even pray for the good of his enemies, while praying for him to repent of his sins (Acts 8:20-24).

The time of physically defeating our enemies have long past (OT times).

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.(Eph.6:12)

Note -(1Kings 18:36,37)
I Am one

Celina, TX

#10 Jan 15, 2010
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.(John 18:36)
MP native

United States

#11 Jan 15, 2010
I follow The Way myself (and I understand and applaud anyone who witnesses to the lost) but I don't really get the logic behind spamming a discussion thread with CoC doctrine.

Don't get me wrong. My grandparents were CoC and I love y'all but this thread isn't about baptism.
I Am One

Celina, TX

#12 Jan 18, 2010
Church of Christ doctrine - Huh!!!

You mean bible doctrine.
I Am One

Celina, TX

#13 Jan 18, 2010
Witness - In the bible a "witness" is someone who seen, heard, and touched Jesus.(1John 1:1-3)

No one today has seen, touched, or heard Jesus therefore no one today can be a "witness".

If nothing else maybe these post will help some to learn about truth instead of opinions and traditions outside of the bible.

Btw which church do you attend?(just the name)

Dallas, TX

#14 Feb 26, 2010
To bad they selectd Mt. Vernon, Tx as the town. This town is in a "DRY" county and they do not have any bars.
Dave Maijala

Yucca Valley, CA

#15 Feb 28, 2010
In other words, it's BS.
City Resident

United States

#16 Mar 2, 2010
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.
Um, there's a bar in the city (Lone Star Saloon), as well as a Mexican place with a liquor license (MiCasita), and the American Legion and VFW both serve alcohol.
Someone you do not know

Garland, TX

#17 Mar 2, 2010
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.
Just because a county is "dry" doesn't mean they don't have bars. Being dry only means that they can't sell beer and spirits for off premise consumption and you must be a member of the bar or have a UniCard for a restaurant to drink on site.
nodak boy

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Mar 13, 2010
I understand Mount Vernon is Don Meredith's hometown?
Turn out the lights.
The party's over.
I bet it's dry cuz he drunk it that way.
I'd give a couple bucks just to hear Dandy Don
say "Howard," one more time, and then give him a skull-rubbing.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#19 May 24, 2010
Some people just cannot stay on topic!

United States

#20 Oct 19, 2010
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.
It may be a dry county, but there is a bar & the mexican restaurant serves alcohol too...but there has never been a Drummonds Bar, nor has any bar been struck by lightening in Mt.Vernon.

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