ORU LAWSUIT: WHO’S WHO?

September 1, 2008

In case you’re starting to get everyone confused (there’s lots of names!), the Lavender Liberals have put together a comprehensive outline of the Brooker’s witness list plus other key people connected to ORU.  They’re full of opinions, but it’s a good list.

UPDATE: Just a note, not every name tagged here or included in the Lavender Liberals’ list is named on the Brooker’s witness list or list of defendants.  This is a list of key people related to ORU or the lawsuit, which includes names of defendants and names on the witness list.

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ORU LAWSUIT: UPDATES ’08

January 18, 2008

1. HINN RESIGNS!

Benny Hinn, after losing voting privileges, has resigned from the board of regents.

If you read further in the article above, you’ll see that…

2. JOHN SWAILS HAS SETTLED HIS WRONGFUL TERMINATION SUIT!!

From the article: John Swails … will be reinstated as a professor… The other two professors, Tim and Paulita Brooker, will continue their case against the school. Tim Brooker said Thursday there was “still a chance” for him to settle the case, but in the meantime, “we’ll proceed with pursuing the truth.”

And…

3. THEY’VE BEEN GAGGED

Also in that article, the judge ordered an amendment to the suit to reflect Swails’ settlement and to list specific people rather than broad generalizations such as “the board of regents.”

Finally…

4. THEY HAD TO THINK ABOUT IT?

Well, I kind of understand why the “powers that be” were weary of a “power-sharing program” but still…  $70 million?!


ORU LAWSUIT: SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE

December 12, 2007

Shake your… Benny?

The ORU Board of Regents is undergoing a “shuffle” as Phil Cooke puts it. Here’s the TulsaWorld article which states: Creflo Dollar resigned from the regents, and Benny Hinn is now a “regent emeritus” with no voting power. Interesting…

Some people are happy that Creflo is off the board.

I’m just a fan of change.


ORU & The Senate Inquiry: Some Thoughts

December 11, 2007

The inquiry by Senator Grassley’s comittee reminds me strangely of what Swails, Brooker, Brooker, & Richardson did in releasing the contents of Cantese’s document about improprieties by Richard & Lindsey. There are no actual allegation or accusation by the Senate committee that precipitates this inquiry, and it’s strangely coincidental that they have targeted all Word of Faith teachers. Further, although I don’t know the law, it strikes me as highly irregular that a senate committee would begin investigating the tax-compliance of select organizations without IRS involvement or specific and stated cause(s). Of course there may be genuine cause, and it is a bit eery that the more flamboyant preachers of the bunch (Hinn & Dollar) are resisting offering up their information.

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“I’M NOT TALKING UNTIL I’M GOOD AND READY!”

December 6, 2007

Whether it’s a negotiation tactic or whether they just weren’t given enough time, Benny Hinn, along with Creflo Dollar, are refusing to meet the senate committee’s deadline for information.  According to the TulsaWorld.