By Rick Hiebert All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
An Alberta man was removed by church security from a service earlier today after he heckled the church pastor about a business transaction that threatens to remove the congregation from its home. And CBC News cameras were there for the aftermath.
At Victory Christian Center in Edmonton, pastor Cal Switzer had Wally Glimm physically removed after the latter started yelling out about the church’s financial problems during this morning’s service.
Glimm told his side of the story to CBC TV afterwards. Apparently, the pastor holds an overwhelming interest in the holding company that owns the church property. Switzer, the CBC reported, then used the church property as collateral for a contract that went bad and now a judicial forced sale means that the church property is up for sale.
The story quotes the pastor’s explanation of what was going on, from his point of view, which prompted Glimm’s indignation. He’s still expressing his indignation when interviewed on camera:
Update: Monday’s Edmonton Journal has a story, with their own accompanying video. They write that the pastor could not be reached for comment.