This day in right-wing evangelism

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"[T]oday is a special day on the far-right evangelical circuit. It was on this day 25 years ago -- May 25, 1980 -- that the legendary Oral Roberts claims to have come face-to-face with Jesus in Tulsa, Oklahoma," writes Chris Kromm. "And not just any Jesus, mind you -- the Savior described by Roberts (in a fundraising letter, of course) was 900 feet tall. The following is one account of this 'miracle,' which was widely criticized by fundamentalist Christians who maintain that God speaks to humans today only through the Holy Scripture... (Facing South)

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