B’Man’s Sabbath Watch: Must Not Have Prayed Enough…

From Jonathon Turley:

The Lord Will Not Provide: Religious Organizations Firing Employees Due to Lack of Contributions

It appears that the economy is hitting evangelical groups and universities — once thought to be recession-proof. Both Oral Roberts University and Focuc on the Family have announced major layoffs. The Oral Roberts layoffs come shortly after a settlement with the founder’s son…

..The layoffs come after the school agreed to a roughly $450,000 separation agreement with its former president who resigned amid a spending scandal. That is a remarkably good deal for former president Richard Roberts, given the allegations of fraud and waste. Under the terms released Friday, ORU will pay Roberts his $223,600 annual salary for the remaining term of his appointment, which was to run through November 2009…

…It is not like the old days when Oral Roberts could threaten that God would “take him home” unless people sent him thousands of dollars.

…For its part, Focus on the Family announced that it would fire 202 employees — roughly 20 percent of its workforce. 2
The group pumped considerable money in the successful California Proposition 8 fight against same-sex marriage…

Please read the entire article here which includes links to the original stories.

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