Religious ecstasy, Public survey?
A Tennessee man is suing his church for $2.5 million, claiming someone should have been there to catch him when he collapsed in religious ecstasy.
ATennessee man is suing his church for $2.5 million, claiming someone should have been there to catch him when he collapsed in religious ecstasy. Matthew Lincoln, 58, says that after minister Robert Lavala of Lakewind Church anointed his forehead, Lincoln “received the spirit and fell backward,” striking his head on the “carpet-covered cement floor.” The fall allegedly exacerbated a pre-existing spinal condition. A lawyer for the church’s insurer said Lincoln should have realized no “catchers” were situated behind him.
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