Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Roberts Takes Leave from ORU

Richard Roberts, the con man son of colossal fraud Oral Roberts, is taking a leave of absence from running Oral Roberts University in the wake of a lawsuit and allegations of serious wrongdoing. But he’s still trusting God:

“I don’t know how long this leave of absence will last, but I fully trust the members of the Board of Regents,” Roberts said in a statement released by the university. “I pray and believe that in God’s timing, and when the Board feels that it is appropriate, I will be back at my post as president.”

And when those allegations are shown to be true in court and your little empire of religious fraud is brought tumbling down, where will your alleged faith be then?