A member of the First Baptist Church said a guest evangelist was preaching repentance and seeking a sign from God when lightning struck the steeple.
Cheney said the lightning traveled through the microphone, blew out the sound system and enveloped the preacher, who wasn’t hurt.
Afterward, services resumed for about 20 minutes until the congregation realized the church was on fire. The building was evacuated.
Hmm. They went back to having services? I’d say they’re a little slow on the uptake. If’n I was asking for a sign, and then got struck with lightning, I’d figure God was unhappy with me. I’d run away with my tail between my legs. Something. I just know I’d stop whatever it was I had thought I was doing. He or she would not have to absolutely burn the building down on top of me before I’d be cluing up.
This sounds a little like the scenario in “My God Don’t Take No Crap.”