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Noted televangelical swindler Oral Roberts has died

Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91 - Yahoo! News

Mojonaut James Miller says this:

"Oral Roberts University ... includes a 200-foot prayer tower and a 60-foot bronze statue of praying hands."

You have to admire either the complete ignorance or set of steel balls on a preacher who builds "golden" idols and towers to reach the height of heaven on a campus named for himself. The rules against that aren...'t just IN the Bible - they're in the FRONT OF THE DAMN BIBLE.

I don't hate Oral Roberts the way I hate other TV preachers. He had to go through life named "Oral." Maybe the freaks who kept you in shiny ties and hair creme didn't laugh in your face. But your name means "blow-job" and the rest of the world knows it. Clown.

TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts, a pioneer in televangelism who founded a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university that bears his name, died Tuesday. He was 91. Roberts died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, Calif., according to his spokesman, A. Larry Ross. The evangelist was hospitalized after a fall on Saturday. He had survived two heart attacks in the 1990s and a broken hip in 2006.

Roberts was a pioneer who broadcast his spirit-filled revivals on television, a new frontier for religion when he started in the 1950s. He was also a forerunner of the controversial "prosperity gospel" that has come to dominate televangelism. The evangelist's "Seed-Faith" theology held that those who give to God will get things in return.

"If God had not, in His sovereign will, raised up the ministry of Oral Roberts, the entire charismatic movement might not have occurred," said Jack Hayford, president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, in a statement.