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|A former member||
Today at our monthly El Campesino get together I referred to a story I'd read at some time in the past and there was an expressed interest in the story.
The basic gist was that a bar was receiving opposition to opening by a local church that was petitioning against its opening and holding prayer vigils against it. A week before the bar opened a lightning strike from a thunderstorm caused the bar to burn to the ground. The bar owner sued the church claiming that they were responsible for the destruction of his business. The church denied any responsibility. The judge presiding over the case pointed out the irony of a bar owner who believed in the power of prayer and a church congregation who did not.
Of course, it is not a true story, just a humorous anecdote. Snopes has an article on the story