[<< wikinews] Oral Roberts returns to namesake university amid son's scandal
Monday, October 22, 2007 
Former faith healer and televangelist Oral Roberts returned to Oral Roberts University (ORU) on October 22 as President. His son Richard Roberts, who served as president since 1993, stepped down last week amid allegations of illegal political and financial wrongdoing. 
Oral said that all allegations made in the ORU lawsuit and an attached report are false and "said the university will begin mediation this week with the three former professors." However according to Tulsa World, an attorney for the professors who sued ORU said, "Right now, we're a bit disturbed about attempting any type of a settlement as long as they're so adamant they haven't done anything wrong," and "We would prefer to move forward and develop the information and develop the case."
On Monday night alumni, clergy from around the U.S., and the people fired held a rally at Morningstar Baptist Church asking for Richard to permantly resign. They say Robert's temporary leave of absence "isn't enough."


== Related news ==
"Richard Roberts takes leave of absence from Oral Roberts University" — Wikinews, October 17, 2007
"More allegations filed against Oral Roberts University" — Wikinews, October 14, 2007
"Oral Roberts University president accused of illegal political donations and financial misappropriation" — Wikinews, October 5, 2007


== Sources ==

 "Oral Roberts University Lawsuit Collection" — Tulsa World, October 2007 "Rally against Richard Roberts" — KOKI-TV, October 23, 2007 "ORU founder returns to defend school" — Tulsa World, October 22, 2007 "Oral Roberts Denies Accusations" — The Guardian, October 22, 2007 "Oral Roberts says "devil won't steal ORU"" — Associated Press, October 22, 2007 "Has lawsuit hurt ORU?" — KOKI-TV, October 22, 2007 "3 Former Professors Sue Oral Roberts U., Alleging Political and Ethical Misconduct at High Levels" — The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 4, 2007


== External links ==

 "Swails, Brooker, Brooker v. Oral Roberts University, Board of Regents et al" — United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, October 13 2007Stephanie Cantees. "Scandal Vulnerability Assessment" — Oral Roberts University, October 2007