As if his alleged mishandling of Oral Roberts University funds and his own wife’s alleged indiscretions (we really must write those up someday) weren’t enough, 63-year-old televangelist Richard Roberts was arrested January 24, 2012, and charged with going lickety-split down U.S. 169 with a BAC of .11, well above the legal limit of .08. (more…)
That’s really about all the news there is: The 91-year-old founder of Oral Roberts University and melodramatic televangelist (who saw a 900-foot-tall Jesus and raised a child from the dead) took a fall at his California home yesterday, and he died today, December 15, 2009.
But, ConBab has never pegged The Oral as a flaming hypocrite before; why mention his death now?
Because it reminds us that we really need to write up his son, Richard, and Richie’s wife Lindsay, one of these days. Now there’s some major scandal.
And then, of course, there’s our favorite Oral Roberts story, about how Oral wheedled $9 million out of his followers after God threatened to kill him…
Everything You Need to Know About the Oral Roberts Scandal… So Far, Lavender Newswire, October 9, 2007
Oral Roberts U Scandal: Exit Richie, Enter “Convicted Sexual Deviant”, Lavender Newswire, October 17, 2007