Man Falls After Receiving Spirit, Sues

Last June, Matthew Lincoln was attending an evening service at his nondenominational Tennessee church when he approached the altar where a visiting minister was offering individual prayers for parishioners. Assigned “catchers” were present on the altar in case congregants fainted, fell, or otherwise lost control. When the minister, Robert Lavala, slightly touched his forehead, the Knoxville-area man “received the spirit and fell backwards.” Except nobody was there to catch him, Lincoln charges in a $2.5 million lawsuit filed yesterday against Lakewind Church and its pastors. Lincoln, 58, claims that he fell backwards, striking his head against the “carpet-covered cement floor,” according to the Circuit Court complaint, which was first reported by Courthouse News Service.


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2 Responses to Man Falls After Receiving Spirit, Sues

  1. Heyjules says:

    I’m pretty sure the whole “not suing others” is covered in the Bible. Perhaps someone should hand this new Christian a copy?

  2. Blah says:

    Hmmm….so what will the churches defense be? Think they will claim it was an act and the guy was faking?

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