More on Louisiana Explosion

This is in reply to a Comment from John on https://aogs.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/australian-pentecostals-sleep-while-louisiana-burns/:

Thanks for the Comment.
It was weeks before the Louisiana explosion made anywhere like headlines in Australia. Australia had the bushfires – and rapid mobilisation of volunteers and emergency workers. Aren’t they worried about catastrophes outside Australian waters?? No, particularly when the oil industry is so powerful in the Australian political scene and its oil leaks, messes might be looked into. (We’re talking of huge offshore explorers like BHP, Exxon, and Woodside (34% owned by SHELL, of Southern Nigeria infamy – search ‘Ogoni People’) Some years ago, Christian leader Jim Wallis [author: God’s Politics]  visited Australia and asked “Where are the Martin Luther Kings (MLKs) today??” Well… Today’s Church leaders are politically weak as water. Steve Fielding and Fred Nile have tried to emulate MLK. The Pentecostals are too busy creating palaces.

Some more links:     http://www.wafb.com    http://www.wlox.com    Laurie Kendrick

Australian Pentecostals sleep while Louisiana burns

  About 1 million litres  PER DAY of crude oil are belching from an American oil drilling operation gone tragicallywrong.  Eleven men out of 126 workers perished.  

  BP is the main owner (65%) of the Canyon oil well which exploded and sunk 40 miles offshore from the Louisiana coast.  The Deepwater Horizon oil rig was owned by Transocean of Switzerland. The controversial Halliburton is said to share responsibility for the disaster. 

 Many thousands of volunteers and paid workers are frantically trying to stop the huge oil flows (more than 130 miles by 70 miles) from reaching the coast and causing yet another oil company catastrophe.

 Ten wildlife refuges are being drenched with mankind’s fixation & lust for BLACK GOLD (OIL).

President Obama actually allowed oil drilling to move closer to shore.

 But back in Australia, few are concerned. The newspapers don’t give their front pages to this global disaster.

How many Churches mentioned the Louisiana tragedy on Sunday – yet alone prayed. Bet your bottom greasy dollar that NO Pentecostal Churches (eg those in the mammoth Australian Christian Churches group) bothered to mention the crisis. That organisation is only interested in it’s own increasingly fat pockets. 

Louisiana TV reporting on the CRISIS is at   www.wafb.com