Oral Roberts University President Sought Advice on Political Activity
A batch of e-mail messages obtained by the Tulsa Worm allegedly show that Richard Roberts, former president of Oral Roberts University (ORU), repeatedly received advice on how to increase his political influence by affecting the outcome of city and state elections.
ORU has been rocked by a growing scandal, with charges flying that Roberts and his wife, Lindsay, spent university money extravagantly and that she had inappropriate contacts with male students. Richard Roberts resigned as president in November after the tenured faculty passed a no-confidence vote on his leadership.
But there have also been allegations of improper partisan politicking. ORU, as a 501(c)(3) …
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Publication information: Article title: Oral Roberts University President Sought Advice on Political Activity. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Church & State. Volume: 61. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2008. Page number: 15+. © 1999 Americans United for Separation of Church and State. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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