Thursday, June 5, 2008
Here's one to store away in your exam folder.
The Smoking Gun reports on the case of Matthew Lincoln, who is suing Lakewind Church for injuries he suffered during a service. At the service, hosted by a visiting minister, parishioners were offered individual prayers at the front of the sanctuary. People often swooned and fell down, and so the church provided "catchers" to help folks...but when Lincoln fell (after a light touch on his forehead by the pastor), no catchers were there, and he fell to the floor. The complaint alleges that the church breached its standard of care by "not supervising the catchers to be sure that they stood behind the person being prayed for...should they have a dizzying, fainting, or falling in the spirit as had occurred on many occasions before.""