Oral Roberts Regents in Non-Sex Scandal
The Senate Finance Committee has some whacky notion that prominent televangelists might be engaging in some Church-sponsored hypocrisy. Yeah yeah, politicians are always looking for scandals so that they might "pass laws" or whatever, but this one might have some legs. Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the committee, has requested that six ministries turn over certain financial records by Dec. 6, because he thinks said books may have been... sauteed? But Grassley clearly has no case, since three of the televangelists heading these ministries are members of the Board of Regents at Oral Roberts University, a sleepover camp for Jesus that's scot-free of recent scandals.
Grassley is investigating whether these six ministers -- Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn -- are using their churches' tax-exempt statuses to shield all the money they've spent on blow and iPhones. Dollar, Copeland and Hinn all sit on the Board of Regents at ORU, where they allegedly use Jesus funds to hire pederast janitors.
There's only one way for ORU to make it through all of these scandals, briberies, God-hating etc.: Welcome back ORU alum Ned Flanders to be the next president. Because no one actually dislikes Ned.
Senate Panel Probes 6 Top Televangelists [CBS News]