I’ll switch gears a little to discuss the yay-hoos who are suing their local Catholic church because a preist purportedly said that the deceased was headed to hell (a fact that is probably more common than not, though it is hardly ever said). Read the article here for the full story.
The “offended” party is suing for emotional and physical damage (is the physical part for the torment their loved one is now suffering–who knows?). It never ceases to amaze me how far people will go to get some money. I was told personally to go to hell once while driving, and I survived emotionally intact (sure, I do have the added security of salvation by grace alone, but I think we all know what I’m talking about here). If the priest did say such things, he used poor tact (however right he may have been), but nothing to warrant a frivilous lawsuit. Give me a break! Perhaps I’m being a little harsh, but get over it.