A man is blaming the Catholic Church for his divorce. He says the Church bells made him nuts, leading to his divorce, and now he’s taking the Church to federal court to silence church bells from a neighboring Catholic church.
CBS reports that the 64 year old man blames the bells of St. Thomas More Catholic Parish for his divorce and is asking the court to order the church to reduce the number of times the bells sound.
He said that the bells only started sounding loudly six years after he and his then wife moved into the neighborhood almost twenty years ago. He states that the bells go off about 700 times a week and this caused “emotional distress, bad moods and arguments with his wife.” I’m sure her leaving had nothing to do with him. I’m sure it was the bells.
(The old man is not John McCain but I went online looking for “angry old man” and that came up and I said, ‘hey that kinda’ fits.”)
The Diocese of Providence called the amount of bell ringing “reasonable” and “within its rights.” And they said the man attacks and harasses worshippers at the Church.”
So it sounds like the guy isn’t only having a few difficulties with his wife. He’s expanded his anger universe to passers-by and Catholics in general. The diocese said they’ll pray for him.