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Pigeon Forge church sued over exorcism and missing tooth
AP - via WJHL ^ | February 22, 2013

Posted on 02/22/2013 1:48:16 PM PST by don-o

Pigeon Forge, TN -

A pastor said he cast out a demon, but a lawsuit contends the only the plaintiff's tooth was exorcised.

According to The Mountain Press, Andrew Byrd filed a $3.7 million lawsuit against the Family Chapel Church of God in Pigeon Forge; pastor Joel Arwood; Arwood's wife, Theresa Arwood; and Charles Shields.

Byrd said the Arwoods asked to meet him last February at the church, where Teresa Arwood said he had a demon in him. Byrd said Joel Arwood and Shields jumped him, knocking out a tooth crown and cracking other teeth.

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He shoulda just gone to Dollywood.
1 posted on 02/22/2013 1:48:24 PM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

Either the pastor should have...
1. not tried to exorcise spiritual demons by physical assault, or
2. preached a really good sermon on 1Cor.6 1-11 (about not filing law suits against your neighbors)

Meanwhile, no doubt the plaintiffs have found another church?

2 posted on 02/22/2013 2:00:08 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: don-o

3 posted on 02/22/2013 2:48:05 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: don-o; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Sometimes casting out a demon can be worth a tooth or two. Still, the pertinent question is how many teeth did he have to begin with?

4 posted on 02/22/2013 2:52:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

The cleric had some relics but when asked by visitors he shouted, “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TOOTH!!!”

5 posted on 02/22/2013 3:04:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

He should have attended a Tridentine Mass instead. It would have exorcised his demons and freshened his breath at the same time...

6 posted on 02/22/2013 3:09:40 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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