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TransCanada's Not Paying This Preacher to Save Souls

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, XL Keystone Pipeline protests, activism, activists, humans, pollution, healthconditions, conservation, trees, media, animals, politics, politics )

- 1887 days ago -
He preached sermons in a Nebraska church and performed weddings and funerals, but this Baptist minister is also a professional land agent helping pave the way for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.


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Winn A (179)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 6:12 am
A wolf in sheeps clothing. Don't fall for it Canada!

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 6:13 am
Preacher is a scary word...a wolf in sheep's clothing...The devil has many disguises and a bunch working for TransCanada.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 7:06 am
I am so glad I am not in HIS shoes.........

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 11:05 am
Then they wonder why I got so sick of religion and their smiling two facedness. Religion lost its way a long, long time ago.

Valerie H (133)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 11:35 am
....yikes...thanks for info. Cal!

Peggy A (0)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 12:51 pm

Christeen A (342)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 12:59 pm

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 1:24 pm
How he can live with himself knowing he is doing harm to our land, I'll never understand. Thanks Cal

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 1:25 pm
Money talks. He should be ashamed.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 1:31 pm
If I was landholder I'd be tempted to greet all these agents, even the so-called preacher, with a shot gun, load with salt shot. Noted with disgust but little surprise at the tactics used by the Big Baddies and it's reps.
Thank you - feel like I need a shower...

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 1:57 pm
Winn Adams--I think you mean, "Don't fall for it Nebraska!"

Personally, I think the guy should be run out of the state on a rail. But I seem to be in a minority here in Nebraskaland.

"TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard told the New York Times in 2011 that the company had already secured easements for 90 percent of the Nebraska route"--yeah, through something called "eminent domain."

Kate K (215)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 3:16 pm
I am always amazed and disgusted by Christians (or anyone who believes in God) who do not see the hypocrisy of their relations with God/the environment. They will tell you that God gave them the trees, moon, water, life, yet they seem to feel no need to take care of the planet that their God gave them. I am an atheist but if I did believe in God I would think he would be disgusted by what people are doing as well as his son, Jesus. I know Id be pretty damned made if people did that to a gift I gave them. They have trashed it, dirtied it , and killed half the animals or are on the way if they are not just abusing them. I ma just an atheist though so what do I know? I do what I can for the planet and I don't do it for future generations but because it is a beautiful place ans we have no right to destroy it.

David C (108)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 4:48 pm
I didn't realize that God wanted humans to destroy his creation....

Lisa Zilli (17)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 6:32 pm
I'm a Nebraskan and I'm firmly against the Keystone pipeline.

Don Schwarz (5)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 9:20 pm
I'm from Georgia and I'm firmly against the Keystone pipeline.

reft h (66)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 11:56 pm
"So-called" preacher is right - he might not even be a deacon. I like the comment about the devil wearing many disguises, it seems to fit this guy.

"When the Onnens welcomed them inside, Stafford spotted a Bible verse on the wall: Trust the Lord with all your heart. “He wanted to talk a little bit about that,” Onnen recalls. “I’m fine with that. That’s our family verse and that’s who we are. But I don’t necessarily start a conversation that way.” Onnen told me he felt uncomfortable with Stafford referring to himself as a “preacher,” when he was ordained only as a deacon (and Stafford himself said in a conversation with Van Housen that now that he is divorced, even his deacon status is unofficial). “I grew up in a Baptist Church,” Onnen says, “and the deacons took care of the property and finances. When we needed a new lawnmower they would buy that. The elders would take care of the spiritual side.”

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 5:01 am
Noted. Disgusting but not at all surprising.
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