A former senior accountant at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma alleges that more than $1 billion annually was inappropriately funneled through the school.
You may remember the self-proclaimed “Christian University” as the anti-gay school that will not enroll openly gay students and expels students already enrolled that are found to be gay. Students must sign an honor code that says, "I will not engage in or attempt to engage in any illicit, unscriptural Sexual Acts, which shall include ... any homosexual activity." They also had members of Soulforce Equality Ride arrested when they entered their campus in 2006.
The lawsuit claims that an "unrestricted" account was used to funnel "unusually large" sums of money through the university each month. The amount exceeded $1 billion on an annual basis and wasn't used for any legitimate university purpose.
Named in the lawsuit are Richard Roberts, the school's former president, and his wife, Lindsay, along with other former regents. Roberts resigned as president days after the lawsuit was filed.
This is just the latest scandal to hit the school. There have been longstanding claims of wrongdoing, including illegal involvement in local political campaigns and lavish personal spending at donors' expense.
It is always amazing to see the hypocrisy behind these “morally superior” religious institutions.
I guess illegally funneling large sums of cash for personal gain is okay with God as long as there are no gays involved.
Well praise the Lord and pass the offering plate…