Roberts says God forced his resignation

God told him on Thanksgiving that he should resign the next day, Roberts told students in the university's chapel.

Roberts spoke for only a few minutes and was applauded and cheered by students. He wiped away tears with a white handkerchief and his hands.

"This has nearly destroyed my family, and it's nearly destroyed ORU," Roberts said.

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.

Roberts has previously said that God told him to deny the allegations. The week the lawsuit was filed, Richard Roberts said that 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."

On Wednesday, Roberts said God told him he would "do something supernatural for the university" if he stepped down from the job he held at the 5,700-student school since 1993.

On Tuesday, the founder of a Christian office and education supply store chain pledged $70 million to help the university, provided it passed a 90-day review of the school's finances. Oklahoma City businessman Mart Green, founder of the Mardel chain, offered to donate $8 million immediately.

Roberts said he would return to the full-time evangelistic healing ministry, "which is where my heart has always been," and told students and faculty that he will be praying for them every day of his life."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071129/ap_on_re_us/oral_roberts_scandal;_yl...

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"Roberts has previously said that God told him to deny the allegations" Sorry Mr Roberts, but since when does God tell his children to lie?

Everything's a convenient excuse because "God told him" this or that. These people are nothing more than snake-oil salesmen at the traveling carnival act.

 

Sounds pretty crazy

His followers are the ones who are mentally challenged.

I wonder what God told him about what his wife, Lindsay Roberts, was up to with underage males?

Thats news to me. Can you back that statement up?

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Tammy Faye ain't around to witness this! lol

Has anyone seen the whole .pdf on this lawsuit?

$800 in text messages from Robert's WIFE to underaged males, mostly done between 1 and 3 AM.

Yeah, there is a "god", alright, but he ain't hangin' with the Roberts.

http://www.fox23.com/media/news/0/7/3/0733fad0-1d61-4e94-b1d8-ded53dfb10...

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