God will provide (and it won’t hurt if some taxpayers pony up to)


Alan and the Jesus time festival fun makers are at it again, looking for a handout;

He estimated that the purchase price for 200 acres could run as much as $1 million, and that his ministry did not have that amount in the bank.


It will be up to the task force then to figure out whether land is available for donation, or whether there may need to be some fundraising, Greene said.


“Maybe someone is sitting on that land now, and if they knew how it was going to be used, they might say, ‘This is God’s land anyway. We want to use God’s land for this ministry,’ ” Greene said.

Maybe JazzFest should ask Sioux Falls to give them a park to, “Equality and civil rights were acheived on American soil with the help of Jazz music. We want to use that same soil for enriching people’s lives with music.”

You could apply that canned saying to almost any non-proift.

Though I am not opposed to borrowing them land to host the event, similiar to what the city does with JazzFest because of the tax revenue we take in from visitors, I am, however, opposed to the city or county ‘giving’ them land. If a private entity wants to, good for them, but you better stay out of the city’s kitty when looking for manna from Heaven.

Among those who have agreed to be on the task force, which will hold its first meeting next Tuesday at the LifeLight offices, are Sioux Falls City Councilor De Knudson, Minnehaha County commissioners Dick Kelly and Carol Twedt, Sheriff Mike Milstead, Teri Ellis Schmidt of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Sioux Falls bankers Dave Rozenboom and Dana Dykhouse.

Great! Quen Be De Knudson. She’ll give away the farm if you let her. Whether you believe in the mission of LifeLight or not should not matter. Remember, separation of Church and State. You have the Freedom to put on your hypocrisy fest just as long as you don’t infringe on my rights (or my wallet). I hope these public officials tread lightly.


#1 John on 05.13.09 at 12:45 pm

At least they invited the Sanford connection. But does Sanford believe in GOD? Or is he God?

#2 l3wis on 05.13.09 at 1:00 pm

Who is from Sanford?

#3 Ghost of Dude on 05.13.09 at 2:23 pm

Dykhouse is the pres. of 1st Premier.

#4 redhatterb on 05.13.09 at 5:40 pm

I’m wondering, because of the economy this year, if they will have as large of turnout. There will more than likely be people that can’t afford to travel, and pay for camping or motel rooms, etc. to attend Lifelight. That could be true for the next few years. You never know!

#5 l3wis on 05.14.09 at 5:41 am

The churchies will load themselves in a borrowed bus, eat bologna sandwiches and drink creek water just to have the opportunity to tithe at the festival.

If there’s a Jesus – Lifelight will happen.

Wait . . .

#6 Costner on 05.14.09 at 6:36 am

Last fall Greene was complaining they were out of money and there was a story in the Argus about how they would need to scale back the festival this year due to a lack of funds and lack of donations last year.

Seems to me Greene is just trying to scare some city and county leaders into giving him donations, land, or assistance under the threat of him taking his business elsewhere.

Blackmail – Iis that what Jesus would do? I really wonder what this guy collects for a salary each year.

#7 l3wis on 05.14.09 at 6:52 am

Yeah, he plays the smallest fiddle very well. I guess I really don’t care what these people do, what I can’t figure out is why is Christian music so crappy? I remember in the late 80’s early 90’s bands like ‘Someday Sunday’ rocked. They probably left the movement because of all the suckiness.

I see Quen Be De said something logical for once in the article today;

“The economic benefit for the community in having thousands and thousands of people from LifeLight is almost incalculable,” Knudson said. “But I don’t see the city of Sioux Falls getting into a quasi-partnership regarding land with a religious-affiliated nonprofit.”

#8 John on 05.14.09 at 9:13 am

Does Queen Be De’s comments help her husband’s run for Gov?

Also when do you think Dave’s staff will have the talk with Dee to SHut UP until after the election? And wouldn’t it be fun to be in the room for that!

#9 l3wis on 05.14.09 at 11:22 am

That would be a great convo to watch, since we know who wears the pants in that house. She has said several times in public meetings that her and her husband don’t always agree on political issues, and I always think to myself “Who does agree with you, De?”

The one good thing if Dave becomes Governor, I won’t have to see De driving around SF in her 1982 Trans Am convertible in an Hawaiian shirt going 20 mph anymore.