This is a blog entry to discuss the modern day Pharisees and Sadducees. There’s a story in the New Testament where Jesus enters the Temple to pray and He’s mobbed by these “Holy Retailers” demanding He pay them outrageous amounts of money for the phoniest religious lies and preying on His fears that God won’t love him unless He forks over the $$$-Cash. They gang-up on The Christ and try to pressure Him into thinking that God’s Love can be purchased by buying fatter lambs to sacrifice and try to con Him into paying for these stupid useless trinkets.
Christ goes a little berzerk and He busts down their “shopping areas” and He probably threw a few punches during the scene. These Pharisees and Sadducees were people who yelled and preached to the sinners entering the Temple of the Lord that God would not love them if they didn’t spend all of their money on the trinkets and fattest animals that they had available for sacrifice.
They took the poor people’s money out of fear and sold them bag of lies. And they lived gluttonous and greedy lives.
In this blog entry, let’s see if you can pick out the modern day Pharisees and Sadducees. I’ll try to leave you a few little hints along the way, so keep an eye peeled out for them. For these are the people that Jesus Christ would show up, destroy their market-places and violently stomp on their trinkets and probably throw a few punches during the scene.
Trivial Pursuit! Who said:
“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.”
If you guessed “Ri¢hard (a.k.a. The Di¢k) Robert$”, you may help yourself to a Blue Pie piece and place it inside of your pie (hole).
But before we get into it, let’s take a stroll back in time…a little over a year and a half to be exact.
In January 3, 2006, Lonnie Latham, senior pastor of the $outh Tul$a Bapti$t ¢hur¢h was arrested for public lewdness from an undercovered male police officer in the parking lot of The Habana Inn, an area well known for chance same-sex encounters. Latham, who was serving as an executive on the $outhern Bapti$st ¢onvention at the time, complained that he was being harassed by police (for his religion) and that he was only missionarying to the “Heathens” in the area. Said Latham:
“I was involved in a prayer ministry in that area, and I had a dialogue with police,” he said, according to the website of the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. “The officer made many suggestions.”
Obviously, the police report disagreed with Latham’s version and said he offered more than prayer. He offered to pay for a hotel room and a great night of man-on-man action.
Latham plead not guilty a month later and in front of a non-jury. “Activist” Special Judge Roma McElwee, who said her ruling was based on the evidence and not on the issue of the constitutionality of the law in question, dropped the charges against Latham. (Hint: He was issued a traffic citation a year before at the same “no-tell Motel” address for failing to stop at a stop sign. Apparently, he offers “prayer services” more than we need to know!)
But this was a problem for the Tulsa Je$u$ ¢artel and Ri¢hard Robert$. Latham’s arrest was too close to Robert$’ back-yard and it was a problem for him and his own Plutarchy at Oral Robert$ Univer$ity. So the ORU Pre$ident tapped a professor at Oral Robert$ Univer$ity to rally some students to guarantee Robert$ would have his own puppet as Tulsa’s mayor.
Thirteen days after Latham’s arrest, ORU Professor Tim Brooker produced an email message addressed a few hundred students, faculty and administrators encouraging them to help with Republican Randi Miller’s campaign for Tulsa mayor. To read the original email, you can click here.
From now one, Robert$ would be able to protect his buddies at the Grand Ole’ Pervert as they came through Tulsa. You’ll never hear a Larry Craig story coming out of Tulsa! With his control over the city, he had successfully created his own Je$u$-¢entered military junta.
Someone filed an IRS complaint against ORU for campaigning for a politician as a non-profit entity. Robert$ ran to his patsy, Dr Tim Brooker, and demanded that he be the “fall guy” in a press release. Robert$ hoped to sweep the IRS investigation quickly under the table. Brooker refused, and it pissed off the “Sheriff of Nottingham” and things began to boil.
Brooker and his wife had managed to rouse up a total of 50 students, faculty and ORU to campaign for Randi Miller.
Enter the newest crook: $tephanie Cante$e. She an employee of Oral Roberts Ministries, part-time real estate agent and sister to Lind$ay Robert$, approached one of those student campaign workers and said something like this:
“Ummm…I’m far too Sanctified in Jesus’ Love to find my way to a Geek Squad office at Best Buy and have my laptop computer fix. Ummm…would you fix it for me?! My sister Lindsay was right…You **are** cute! Turn around, let me see your ass. Ohhh…you’re a hottie – do you have a girlfriend?! Can I be your girlfriend? Turn around again, let me see that hot little ass of yours. Ohhhh… So can yo fix my laptop or not?!?”
The student obliged. And being a damned good computer-jock, he backed-up her hard drive to another machine and resolved the problem. While pushing the backed up files to their original hard drive, the student comes across a report that disturbs the shit out of him. He prints a copy and takes it to his professor: Dr. Tim Brooker.
Here’s where you need to play a scary-music chord in your head.
DUM -DA – DUUMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Brooker, his wife Paulita and Dr John Swails, professor and chair and of the History, Humanities and Government Department at ORU sat down with the Cante$e report and had a very long talk. Later, Brooker told reporters:
The report “poses a real grave threat to the university,” Brooker said. “. . . I fear for ORU’s survival, and if they don’t make some very significant changes administratively, there won’t be an ORU.”
Brooker, his wife and Swails approached ORU’s Administration where they produced the report and explained where it came from and expressed their concern about the overall well being of ORU and the students who bust their ass to get a good education and a respectable diploma. Paulita Brooker and Swails were both summarily fired in a matter of a few days, and Swails states that Dr. Brooker was squeezed out of his job within a few weeks.
So much for those pesky “Whistleblower Laws”!
For the life of me, I can not find why $tephanie Cante$e wrote the report, nor why she had it on her laptop in the first place. But what was on the report makes Ri¢hard Robert$ original comment about “intimidation, extortion and blackmail” a whopper of a joke. Because what he said was true: The lawsuit is based on these things, but it’s him and his wife who are guilty of the intimidation, extortion and the blackmail.
Lind$ey Robert$, the University’s favorite mattress, has taken extortion to an all time high. Including billing ORU for cell-phones she handed out to her own underaged boy-toys and text-messaging them continually, sitting up until 3:00AM.
The report lists the following:
† One of Ri¢hard and Lind$ay Robert$’ children vandalized and removed athletic department equipment from ORU property.
† University and ministries employees regularly do the homework of the Robert$’ children.
On this note, I would think the US Dept of Ed would remove ORU’s accreditation. But think about this for a second: “Mom!! I want to go shopping!!” “Did you finish your homework?!” “I don’t wanna do my homework, I wanna go shopping!!” <sigh> “Let me call your professor and make him come over and do your homework for you…Do you need the keys to the Land Rover?!”
† ORU paid $29,411 for one Robert$ daughter to vacation with friends in Florida and the Bahamas and use the ORU jet for transportation.
“Mom!!!! I want a party in the Bahamas!” “Did you do your homework?!” “I don’t want to do my homework…I want a party and I want it in the Bahamas!” <sigh> “Let me call your professors so they can do your homework and let me see if the Lear is available! …Have you seen the keys to the Land Rover?!?!?”
† Lind$ay Robert$ routinely uses ministries security personnel during personal vacations.
† Lind$ay Robert$ awarded 13 non-need-based scholarships to friends of her children, two of whom had test scores below ORU’s admission requirement; and more.
Another reason the US Dept of Ed should be removing ORU’s Accredidation. Not only are her children not getting an education because their professors are simply giving them a free-pass – but her children are hanging out with other people’s children who are too fucking stupid to pass the ORU entrance exams!
Pam Spaulding writes for the Pandagon that includes other complaints:
† A longtime maintenance employee was fired so that an underage male friend of Mrs. Robert$ could have his position.
Lind$ay Robert$ has a very weird connection going on with under-aged boys… Is there a connection between her and Mark Foley (R-FL)?!
† Mrs. Robert$ spent more than $39,000 at one Chico’s clothing store alone in less than a year, and had other accounts in Texas and California. $he also repeatedly said, “As long as I wear it once on TV, we can charge it off.” The document cites inconsistencies in clothing purchases and actual usage on TV.
“Oooh….You’re so clever Lindsey. And here all this time, thought you had “a Gay” that was picking out your couture! But shopping at Chico’s **and** getting a tax write-off!!?!? That’s just super-fabulous!!!”
† Mrs. Robert$ was given a white Lexus SUV and a red Mercedes convertible by ministry donors.
“Ministry Doners” is code for “your grandmother and grandfather who are in nursing homes giving these charlatans your inheritance because you haven’t visited them in over a year”.
† The university and ministry maintain a stable of horses for exclusive use by the Robert$’ children.
“Mom! I wanna go out to the barns and ride horses!” “Have you finished your homework?!” “No. Can’t you just call my professor and have him come over and do my homework for me?” <sigh> “RICHARD! The girls want to go ride horses! Can you call their professors to finish their homework?!” “Mom!! Let’s go!” “RICHARD!! Have you seen the keys to the Land Rover?!”
† The Robert$’ home has been remodeled 11 times in the past 14 years.
KOTV News (Tulsa, OK) has their story on the reaction from the students, who are obviously scared about the future of their alma mater. I found a PDF for the original lawsuit against the ORU/Robert$ Klan here. A video of KOTV’s original airing can be found here.
In a story that shadows ORU, Dr. John Swains and the National GOP: Blogger sleuth “Batesline” shows that the GOP was impressed with ORU students in being able to get the (GOP) vote out. Batesline shows that as far back as 2002, the National Republican Convention was recruiting ORU students to board buses and worked on hotly contested campaigns in Denver and for Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi.
Other Regents for ORU include tele-evangelists such as: Kenneth ¢opeland, ¢reflo Dollar, Jerry $avelle, Benny Hinn, John Hagee, Marilyn Hi¢key, Je$$e Duplanti$. Which of course means, positively nothing will happen to the Robert$e$.
Those named in the lawsuit include: Oral Robert$ University, Ri¢hard Robert$, Provost Mark Lewandow$ki, Dean Wendy $hirk and Vice Provost Jeff Ogle (who once had a sexual harassment complaint filed against him).
Ri¢hard Robert$ said: “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.” and he was absolutely correct. The Robert$ blackmailed the professors, tried to intimidate them, and they extorted their ORU students and their religious “TV viewing” audience to pad their lives wanton gluttony. They’ve preached hatred against gay men and women, preached lies about what God’s Word said and they’ve terrorized their followers into giving them money so they could wear fine clothes, let their children cheat, and have intimate relationships with under aged boys at the school. These are the modern day Pharisees and Sadducees.
Of all of the researched conducted on this blog, I found one redeemable soul who is a Baptist Minister from the Oklahoma area that’s worth the read. He’s obviously heart-broken by this debacle, but he makes a note worth recognizing:
In regards to the ORU lawsuit, we can only hope that it will purify the university and the Robertses without creating a huge burden on all other non-profits as a result. Remember, Richard, it’s all God’s money. When a “ministry” becomes more about money than missions, you have a mess that embarrasses all Christians, because much of the population doesn’t distinguish between the prosperity gospelizers and those of us trying to preach the historical Christian faith. Sad.
“Sad” is an understatement.
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