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    "but he did so because God insisted."


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    Quote Originally Posted by ctc View Post
    "but he did so because God insisted."


    Beware of anyone that hears voices in their head.
    LOL! Interesting to hear you say that, CTC.
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    My grandmother sent monthly checks to Billy Graham, Oral Roberts (for a while), Rex Humbard (an Akron guy with a regional broadcast), Robert Schueller (for a short while), and, grief of griefs, to the 700 club.

    Graham and 700club checks were sent religiously.

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    LOL! Interesting to hear you say that, CTC. - bonnie

    Not sure why but glad to create a smile.
    Last edited by ctc; 12-03-2007 at 08:13 AM.

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    Back around 1984 or 1985 I forget now, my band was scheduled to play at ORU on the way out to play in Phoenix. I’ll never forget it because we called this the tour from Hell. We went from Greenville SC to Jacksonville FL, then to Nova Scotia Canada, back to Greenville for a day off, then to Jacksonville, back to Greenville for another day off, then to Phoenix and back with shows all along the way in 3 weeks.

    We did something that is not unusual for bands. We booked a gig at ORU for WAY below our price of $1,200 for only $400. We did this knowing that the show had sold out, some 3,000 seats, and that we averaged on a first time into a venue around $20 bucks a head on concessions. We should have left with a net in the neighborhood of $6,000 not bad for a band then.

    We arrived at campus, and went to go to the student counsel leader to find out where to unload and all. I’ll never forget the look on her face as we showed up. “Didn’t anyone contact you?” she asked. I replied they had not but we were there to do the show.

    Long story made short, she indicated to us, with tears in her eyes, that the concert had been approved by the regents and student counsel, when Richard Roberts the week before had heard one of the songs we did off of the Kamikaze Christian Album, Reverend Silk. The song was originally written about Jim Baker and included a line in it that goes:

    He’s gonna build him a tower,
    says it will give you some power,
    he’s taking pledges on the phone.
    He’s a Reverend Silk,
    He’s a Feedin you milk.

    I always respected the students at ORU, and the school, I think most Tulsans do. However, there is a different story among the community about the Roberts family and their efforts. Anyone remember Patty Roberts, anyone ever hear the story of the son who committed suicide from Depression who they found in the hills outside of Tulsa? Truth is, the family maintained power and control of the university. There is a chance now that this school will be able to become a much better school without the scandals centered on massive donation needs and the sex or potential sex and financial scandals that are assumed in this particular story.

    BTW back when I moved to Tulsa, my band Route 66 finally got to play the song in concert in the city. It was a front page story in the Tulsa World entertainment section and had a 3 page spread in the Okie Load, a entertainment magazine at the time.
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    Was your concert at ORU cancelled at the direction of Richard Roberts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Was your concert at ORU cancelled at the direction of Richard Roberts?

    Yes, dispite having approval from the Student Counsel and the board of regents. My band later on did 3 nights at a packed club in town, I don't think Richard attended.
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    That's quite a story then.

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    I just didn't expect you to question someone who claims that God spoke to them. That and maybe it just seemed like something I'd say.
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