'Steal this deal for God': Nebraska pastor reneges after asking worshipers to give $3M for land purchase

'Steal this deal for God': Nebraska pastor reneges after asking worshipers to give $3M for land purchase

A Nebraska pastor earlier this month asked his congregation to help raise $3 million for "over 100 acres" of "already developed" land in order to expand his ministry, Friendly Atheist reports.

Karl Hunneman told members of the Omaha-based Lord of Hosts Church, according to the report, that "another buyer was already offering the $3 million asking price—albeit with the help of a loan—and they were ready to sign the paperwork already," so "he wanted to walk into the real estate agent's office as soon as possible with $3 million in cash" in order to snag the property.

He contended, "I'm going to tell you this: This is the part that upsets me. And I want you to hear me because I feel the vengeance of God. When I found out who the company that wants to buy this land? It would go against everything that we are standing here for. And I said to the Devil, 'You sure picked a nasty one.' He did! And I said, 'How dare you? I am going to cut your head off and I am going to steal this deal for God.'

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Friendly Atheist reports the church members "didn't raise all $3 million," but "God and Hank's buddies spoke to him over the course of the week, he said, and told him he didn’t need to buy that land after all, so Hank’s just going to hold onto the money until something better comes along."

However, Hunneman made it clear that in the meantime, "if you all want to send him even more cash, he'll gladly take it. For Jesus."

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The Friendly Atheist's full report is available at this link.

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