I'm from Tulsa and work less than a mile from ORU. I'll tell you this: there are a lot of people who believe in the missions of Oral Roberts Ministries and the university but don't agree with the way the organization(s) has/have been run. With Richard Roberts stepping down, a lot of people see this as the opportunity to change the course of ORU and ORM while still maintaining the goal. I don't agree with the mission of the Roberts' regime, but I think Mr. Green has the right idea -- he put some serious conditions on that donation.As one who's done a Church pledge drive, I know that --like Ditka said of George Halas-- UU's throw their nickels around like manhole covers.
And not to sound rude, but our religion is hardly lacking in affluence. I'm willing to bet UU groups around the country have a lot more money than most others religions of the same size.
I was going to suggest some reasons... It is strange that so many militant secularists though, have such a hard time talking about oh so worldly cash.