Slain in the Spirit: Tennessee case

Another story in a genre we’ve covered before, namely the lawsuit against a church whose congregants commonly faint or swoon during worship, the grounds being that more or better assigned “catchers” would have helped avert injury. This one was filed by Matthew Lincoln against Lakewind Church in Tennessee (Smoking Gun, Jun. 5; Childs, Jun. 5). Our earlier coverage has included the Michigan woman who successfully sued her Pentecostal church on similar grounds, and an Australian plaintiff who lost.


  • “received the spirit and fell backwards.”

    Shouldn’t he be suing the spirit then?

  • Effecting service on God may be tough. Besides, he may invoke divine immunity.