Sooner Blue

Mostly politics, a few current events, a squirt of seltzer down yer pants .. a little blog for my rambles and rants.

2007/11/29

Did God call collect, and did the university pay the phone bill?

@ 11:04 AM (81 months, 6 days ago)

Why does God pal around with such a-holes?
 
Name me one honest televangelist who doesn't live in a huge mansion and drive fancy cars bought from the donations of their (mostly) poor audience.
 
Okay...Billy Graham. I don't think he ever had a taint of scandal... except for being called anti-semitic, anti-Catholic and racist.
 
From Yahoo news: "TULSA, Okla. - Richard Roberts told students at Oral Roberts University Wednesday that he did not want to resign as president of the scandal-plagued evangelical school, but he did so because God insisted.
God told him on Thanksgiving that he should resign the next day, Roberts told students in the university's chapel.
 
....A lawsuit accuses Roberts of lavish spending at a time when the university faced more than $50 million in debt, including taking shopping sprees, buying a stable of horses and paying for a daughter to travel to the Bahamas aboard the university jet. [..]"
 
http://tinyurl.com/2vj386
 
Wonder if God told Roberts to buy that red Mercedes convertible... and a Lexus SUV for his wife?
 
I just love watching “fundies” squirm. Bastards! Preying on poor gullible people who double-tithe money they probably need for other things...like medicine.
 
Apparently God wasn’t speaking loud enough before... because Roberts kept milking the University so he and his family could live a lavish life of excess... or perhaps God was simply too busy to tell him to stop. Maybe heaven has just been too swamped lately ...what with all the gay politicians popping up right and left.
 
The lawsuit against Roberts was not just about his lavish spending when ORU was $50 million in debt... he's also being charged with illegally using students to campaign for a Republican mayoral candidate.
 
Notice how it's always the Republicans.......
 
The lawsuit asks why his on-campus house had been remodeled fourteen times in eleven years...
 
One that did not make the lawsuit was that Roberts used university-purchased cell phones to contact under-age boys in the middle of the night.
 
Gah.. both of them? Because his wife, Lindsay, has also been accused of sending text messages to underage university boys in the wee hours of the morning.
 
Appropriate that he prayed over the decision with his daddy, Oral Roberts... who once locked himself in a “prayer tower” until he could raise 8 million dollars because God appeared to him and told him he would be "called home" if he didn't.
 
And all those poor little low income pensioners and shut-ins started writing checks...
 
Also one time Oral saw a 900 Foot tall Jesus... who told him if he built a hospital that he would find a cure for cancer.
 
And all those poor little low income pensioners and shut-ins started writing checks...
 
The hospital was built decades ago... so far no news about a cure for cancer.
 
I feel sorry for those poor people who place far too much faith in mere mortals ...manipulative mortals who have learned that one can do anything one wants as long as one attributes it to God’s will.
 
While most televangelists are out driving Mercedes Benzes, living it up at exclusive vacation resorts, and attending Republican Party fundraisers -- they can also be found in gay bathhouses, massage parlors, and cruising through the red-light district.
 
Remember Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, et al?
 
God sure does likes 'em colorful.