TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts said he was
reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and told him to raise $8 million
for Roberts' university, or else he would be "called home."
Now, his son, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, says God
is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations in a lawsuit that
threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible Belt college in scandal.
Richard Roberts is accused of illegal involvement in a local political
campaign and lavish spending at donors' expense, including numerous home
remodeling projects, use of the university jet for his daughter's senior trip to
the Bahamas, and a red Mercedes convertible and a Lexus SUV for his wife,
She is accused of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on clothes,
awarding nonacademic scholarships to friends of her children and sending scores
of text messages on university-issued cell phones to people described in the
lawsuit as "underage males."
At a chapel service this week on the 5,300-student campus known for its
60-foot-tall bronze sculpture of praying hands, Roberts said
God told him: "We live in a litigious society. Anyone can get mad and file a
lawsuit against another person whether they have a legitimate case or not. This
lawsuit ... is about intimidation, blackmail and extortion." Read
Hillbilly Report Glendale, Kentucky http://www.hillbillyreport.com/ June 23, 2007 Two “Mile-Wide UFO” Sightings Reported In Mainstream News Satire The Hillbilly rumor mill has it that George W. Bush and Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher have communicated with the terrorist aliens aboard the craft and they, the terrorist aliens, are intent on killing practicing Christian politicians. Rumor has it that George W. Bush is in his bunker, Dick Cheney is at a undisclosed location Ernie Fletcher is hiding in one of Peabody’s mines and Bill Clinton supposedly said “it all depends on what practicing means”. I consulted my DAH, “Dumb A** Hillbilly, religious experts and they informed me that Clinton is right, the key word is practicing. Then I contacted my DAH’, “Dumb A** Hillbilly”, UFO experts and requested them to contact the Terrorist UFO and the occupants. My DAH UFO expert contacted the terrorist and reported back that not one Republican and just a few of the Democrats had to worry. I guess Bill Clinton was right, the key word is practicing.