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Oral Roberts University, which made headlines 20 years ago when its namesake founder said God would “call him home” unless he raised $8 million, finds itself embroiled in controversy again. A lawsuit filed October 2 by three former professors at the charismatic Christian university in Tulsa alleges illegal political activity and lavish, unchecked spending by President Richard Roberts (Oral’s son) and his wife, Lindsay. Former professors John Swails, Tim Brooker and Paulita Brooker say they were all fired or forced to resign because of attempts by two of them to act as whistle-blowers. The university’s board of regents voted October 5 to hire an independent outside auditor to review the claims.


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