This probably happens a lot: a new bar is opening, and the local community church disapproves. They petition to the relevant authorities, and pray that divine forces will intervene in the bar’s opening. Construction goes ahead, regardless.
However, in Mount Vernon, Texas, the story takes a twist: the bar is hit by lightning before it can open, and burns to the ground.
Struck. By. Lightning.
The churchgoers are all smug, of course. Power of prayer, and all that. Until the bar owner sued the church, claiming that their prayers caused the damage to his establishment.
And the church is now in the awkward position of having to argue in court that the power of prayer is not real.
And we at the Big Bad Blog are left smirking.