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Baby Boomer Worshipper Wants Money for His Pain

Fifty-seven-year-old Matt Lincoln is suing the church where he worshipped for having a Holy Spirit experience.

Lincoln says he was so consumed by the spirit of God that he fell and hit his head. Now he wants Lakewind Church in Knoxville, Tennessee to pay $2.5 million for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. He decided to sue the church directly after the church's insurance company denied his claim for medical bills,.

The baby boomer worshipper says he's had two surgeries since the June 2007 incident but claims he still feels pain in his back and legs.

He said he was asking God to have "a real experience" while praying.

Lincoln said he has fallen from the force of the spirit before but has always been caught by someone.

Lawyers for the church said other congregation members allege they saw him on the floor laughing after his fall. They said he failed to look out for his own safety.


Kathie Thomas said…
Whilst he might have been responsible for his own safety the church does have some obligation too, if there is an expectation that parishioners are likely to fall when being prayed for. However it doesn't actually say is he had gone forward for prayer or if it happened in his seat?

At our church they have a lineup of catchers - one behind every person being prayed for and others watching in case help is needed to prevent things like this happening. Such a shame.
PopArtDiva said…
That guy better be looking out and getting ready to duck the lightening bolts!!!!

Melodieann said…
Apparently, God granted his prayers. He surely did have a "real experience!"

Perhaps he should try to sue the Holy Spirit for giving him too much of an experience!
Judy said…
I can't imagine suing a church! I would be afraid I would bring the wrath of God down on myself. I was blog hopping and stopped to read yours. The one about the air conditioning is funny! Enjoyed your posts.

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