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Church ‘Catcher’ Injured by Fall of Woman ‘Slain in Spirit’

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A congregant "slain in the spirit" by her pastor fell on top of another worshipper who had been asked to catch the woman if the spirit overcame her, the catcher claims in Washington County Court. Shin Lim Kim says she suffered a lumbar fracture when defendant Hyun Joo Yoon "fell backwards and began flailing, falling on and injuring plaintiff."

Kim says the pastor of the Portland Onnuri Church failed to properly train the people on how to catch those he laid hands on, and was negligent in selecting the plaintiff, "a small and not particularly strong person," to be a catcher.

Kim demands $125,000 in damages. She is represented by David Nepom.

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