Oral Roberts Gay Grandson

  • GQjock

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    Sep 26, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    We're always somewhere
    Even among the hellfire and brimstone folk
    who woulda thought that someone like Oral Roberts would have had a gay grandson?
    And he cute tooicon_cool.gif

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    http://www.advocate.com/News/News_Features/A_Gay_Grandson_to_an_Evangelical_Empire/

    A Gay Grandson to an Evangelical Empire
    Randy Roberts Potts came out, divorced his wife, and has been traveling the country trying to counteract the legacy of his televangelist grandfather — Oral Roberts.
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    Sep 26, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    Do you have any idea that he'll look identical to his grandfather when he's that age? What a nightmare.. hopefully he'll fall in love with someone not born in this country.
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    Sep 26, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    I've always wondered, who the hell names their kid "Oral"? icon_lol.gif
  • honestsweat

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    Sep 27, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_Roberts

    Granville "Oral" Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009)[2][3] was an American Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University.

    Roberts was married to Evelyn Lutman Fahnestock (April 22, 1917 - May 4, 2005) for 66 years from December 25, 1938 until her death from a fall at the age of 88.[11][51][52] Their daughter Rebecca Nash died in an airplane crash on February 11, 1977 with her husband, businessman Marshall Nash.[53][54] Their elder son, Ronald Roberts, committed suicide by shooting himself in the heart on 10 June 1982, five months after receiving a court order to undergo counseling at a drug treatment center and six months after coming out as gay.[55][56][57] The other two Roberts children are son Richard, an evangelist and former president of Oral Roberts University (ORU), and daughter Roberta Potts, an attorney. Roberts' gay grandson, Randy Roberts Potts, talked about his uncle Ronald Roberts,[56][57] and wrote an article discussing growing up gay in the Oral Roberts family.[58]

  • OklahomaBreak...

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    Sep 27, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    The story is actually pretty good.
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    Sep 27, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    Oral Robers was the televangelist who claimed some years back that if he didn't get a certain amount of donations by a certain day, "God will call me home!" He needed funds because his ORU was in trouble. Well, as I recall - at the last minute the money all came rolling in. I remember some old man in Florida wrote the biggest final check. So - Oral Roberts didn't die that weekend and lived on a few more years.

    Glad to see his grandson coming out. I saw his interview and he seems like a good guy. Sounds like some of his relatives aren't happy about him, but he'll do well.

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    Sep 27, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
    Very handsome guy. Sounds like he's got his head on right.
  • smudgedude

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    Sep 27, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    wow, more power to his grandson. to come out, despite knowing what your family members think about it...that's ballsy.
  • hebrewman

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    Sep 27, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    now, we all wonder, will michele bachmann's husband come crashing through that closet door? i don't use the term very often, but man, his is one flaming fag. and right under her very nose too!!
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    Sep 27, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Yep. He definitely is a cutie.
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    Sep 27, 2011 10:44 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidI've always wondered, who the hell names their kid "Oral"? icon_lol.gif


    I KNOW RIGHT!!!
    The name's just asking for it. icon_lol.gif!
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    Sep 27, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    o my! he IS cute icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidI've always wondered, who the hell names their kid "Oral"? icon_lol.gif



    Perhaps his mother was wishing that was what she performed the day he was conceived.
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    Sep 27, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    WANT!
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    Sep 27, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    I posted this on my fb before as I relate a lot to this since my family on my dad's side is pretty much similar but based in the holy lands in the middle east with my grandfather in a very similar evangelical mission.