A new source has stepped forward, adding strength to Huddleston’s case, according to Muchmore and the TulsaWorld. Key quotes:
Donations to the Oral Roberts Ministry were deposited into an unmarked, miscellaneous account and various other ORU accounts, despite their earmarks, according to the affidavit of a former ministry employee and ORU student.
Vanessa Patrick alleges in the affidavit that she once handled a $500 donation meant for a student who could not otherwise afford to go to ORU but which was instead deposited into a miscellaneous account.
When she went to supervisors to report the irregularities, she was intimidated and told, “This is the way things work. If you don’t like the way it works, then you can leave,” according to the affidavit.
Patrick has [since] resigned and left the ministry and the university.
In all honesty, this happened to me once as well. I sent in a moderate donation to be used for one department and got a thank you card from another department. As appreciative as I was to get the thank you card, I was still a little upset that my donation hadn’t gone to the department for which it’d been intended. I certainly hope that, under new leadership, donations will be routed appropriately.
In other news, ORU Slim Shady* has a new track out. Enjoy!