These folks were "slain in the spirit." Let's hope nobody got hurt...
A year ago, Cheryl Jones
was attending a service at Disciple Fellowship Christian Church in East St. Louis when she and other congregants rushed to form a line and "receive the spirit" from the pastor.
According the complaint Jones filed two weeks ago in Madison County, Illinois, the pastor was laying hands on the faithful. The faithful would then "receive the spirit," and start to collapse. Ushers would catch them.
Except when they didn't.
One lady received the spirit, Jones says, then fell into other worshipers, who fell into Jones. As told in The Record of Madison County
claims she fell to the ground and that several people fell on top of
her. She says she lost consciousness during the incident. She says she
received serious injuries to her head, neck and back in the fall.
Jones is suing the church for negligence, asking for more than $50,000 for medical bills and court costs.