Monday, October 08, 2007

More chats with God

Back in January I reported that Pat Robertson had stated that God had directly told him that we were going to have a 9/11 type tragedy this year. At the time, I openly wondered why, if God could talk to anyone in the universe, he/she would waste his/her time talking to a dufus like Pat Robertson. That mystery continued today as Richard Roberts, son of Oral Roberts (faith healer) and President of Oral Roberts University announced at a school assembly that God had just talked to him directly ! While this is continuing evidence of God's existence and onmipotence, it is really starting to drastically call into account God's taste in friends.

What God told Richard, is that a lawsuit filed by three disgruntled (fallen?) profs from Oral Roberts contained scandal and lies. The law suit states that Richard, his wife Lindsay and one of his daughters have been spending hundreds of thousands of University dollars for their own home, wardrobes, vacations and possibly solicitations. Yes, solicitations. No one much cares about the $40,000 that was spent on a trip to Disney World, or even the tens of thousands spent on Lindsey's wardrobe. What they care about are Lindsey's text messages.

It seems that Lindsey, a middle age hottie and mother of three ,has been sending hundreds of text messages to persons described as "underaged boys", of whom Oral Roberts University has an almost unlimited supply. The messages are described as being sent between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. ,on a more or less nightly basis. She is also alleged to have had a staff member fired and replaced by one of her favorite "under aged boys". So far, none of the text messages have leaked out, but it is just a matter of time. My guess is that few of them ask, "are you praying ?".

Now lots of women have trouble sleeping, and I don't want to jump to any conclusions. I do want to cast a leering eye at the situation and, perhaps imply to you that Mrs Roberts vast collection of phone numbers of "underaged boys" may well be for purposes of initiating "missionary" acivity.Nudge, nudge. That is, when she tires of the "reverse cowboy".

Mrs Roberts is the hostess of a television program called "Make Your Day Count" which, according to her online biography, adresses "the needs of women". Perhaps I've been clicking past that station in unseemly haste, bigger fish are being fried there than I suspected.She also, at least up until today, when something tells me she might call in sick, hosts a show with her husband called "Hour of Power". I undertand that she may be replaced by Kathy Lee Gifford.

The best thing about the quote from God, passed onto us by Richard, is that God apparently said that "we live in a litigious society". We lawyers have enough trouble without God jumping into all of this. I don't recall God ever being that concerened with lawsuits. I do recall that that little "know it all" St Paul tried to set my profession back a thousand years by arguing that Christians should not sue other Christians. A preposterous proposition and one which, fortunately ,has not withstood the test of time. If it had, we would not have had this present law suit and would never have found out about the little training programs for students that Mrs Roberts (known as the "First Lady of Oral Roberts") was running up there in Tulsa between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. I feel very badly for the students at Oral Roberts and I hope that they are getting the support they need to remember that God loves each and every one of them. Just not in the same way Lindsey does.

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