No Amount of Money Can Save Oral Roberts Now
(SPOILER) Oral Roberts is dead. (/SPOILER)
First off, who names their kid "Oral?" I mean, really.
Second: Supposedly, in 1983 Jesus appeared to Roberts and told him to find a cure for cancer. I was only two years old then, so although I'm sure my parents were watching him on TV, I don't remember.
But I do remember, if not a little vaguely, back when he pulled that 8 million dollar cash grab back in 1987. Basically, he said God would "bring him home" if he didn't raise the money to further fund his hospital.
Finally: It appears this time around God didn't think any amount of dough would be enough to keep ol Roberts ticking.
Never did cure cancer, either.
Blog that sums it all up well:
Televangelist, hypocrite, and swindler Oral Roberts died today. Roberts once famously told his flock that God would kill him if they didn’t donate $8 million to his “City of Faith Medical Center”. Why God demanded money from Roberts, and by proxy his followers, rather than just conjuring it is a matter of ‘faith’ I assume. Roberts took in $9.1 million, but there is no word as to what the Lord spent extra $1.1 million on. My guess is high end call girls, or given God’s level of homophobia, high end call boys.
Not to be out done by competing kooks, Oral Roberts predicted the end times in August of 2004.
I wish I could convince people God was going to kill me if they didn't raise 8 million dollars.