The son of late evangelist Oral Roberts and former president of Oral Roberts University was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, authorities said.
Stan Mattson was touring the Berkshire hills in the fall of 2007 when he arrived at a certain windy hilltop overlooking the Connecticut River in Northfield, Mass. He stopped the car, and got out to have a look around. The scene he beheld "was breathtaking," he recalls: rolling lawns, a magnificent scattering of stately brick and stone edifices, some of them more than 100 years old, and not a soul in sight. Mattson, who directs the C.S. Lewis Foundation in Redlands, Calif., thought he had stumbled into an illustration from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. "It just felt so Lewisian," he says. Powerfully moved, he knelt on the grass and he prayed.
Evangelist Oral Roberts, founder of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University, died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, his spokeswoman said. He was 91.
The thousands of restive conservative protesters milling outside the west front of the Capitol last week definitely didn't seem in the mood to listen -- but there was at least one voice they wanted to hear.
Richard Roberts said he will step aside temporarily as president of Oral Roberts University as the school fights a wrongful termination lawsuit by three former professors who accuse Roberts and his wife of misconduct.
Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, his wife, Lindsay, and his father Oral Roberts are denying accusations that family members improperly spent school money for home renovations, vacations and clothes.