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: SAVEORU.COM UPDATES

January 24, 2008

OREA is moving off-campus, according to a source of the cats over at SaveORU.com  I wonder if they’re moving in with parents or going part-time?  Maybe moving in with parents?

Also, I wonder will the IRS make them pay a $50 fine?  They were warned!


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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ORU LAWSUIT: PAT ROBERTSON…

December 5, 2007

He was reportedly interested in “options” for ties.  But today he says that ORU’s gonna be okay.

Key Quote: “Robertson said the team reported that ORU’s assets would enable the school ‘to restructure and recover from this temporary setback.'”


ORU LAWSUIT: INTERESTING INFO…

December 2, 2007

UPDATE (2009-11-21):

A lot of people are coming here from “The Writing On The Wall.”  Welcome!

Click here for my tiny post about Pastor Billy Joe.

For more posts about the ORU lawsuit click here.

ORIGINAL POST (2007-12-02):

So I heard from another (different) source a few days ago that current Executive Regent/Interim President Billy Joe Daugherty had been fired from the Campus Pastor position at ORU some time during the past year (2007) for confronting Richard about his alleged antics (financial and otherwise). Following the firing, Daugherty and his church – Victory Christian Center (VCC) – was booted from the Mabee Center as a cumulative result of Richard’s reaction to Daugherty’s defiance. VCC had been housed at the Mabee Center for decades before being booted.

Here is the open letter from the Board of Regents outlining the complete results from the recent meetings.

Here is a TulsaWorld article providing more information about Mart Green, whose family is giving the $70 million to ORU, conditionally.

Key quote: “Green said that as part of his review, he is seeking advice on ‘what good governance looks like at universities.   …We think the biggest issue is not the finances. That’s not the root problem. It is the lack of trust, and that’s a spiritual issue.'”

Also interesting: “Worried about the plight of people facing issues such as AIDS, Green started a nonprofit film company to tell their stories.” I find this interesting because I have a friend who just started a nonprofit film company.  It’s an odd duck – with little precedent.