The Supreme Court finally gets one right
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 93 16:33:31 PDT
Subject: The Supreme Court finally gets one right
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Metron Computerware Ltd)
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Supreme Court has refused to delay a Texas
contempt hearing for Dallas televangelist Robert Tilton.
Tilton has been ordered to appear at a state hearing July 23 to show why
he has not produced documents in a damage suit.
Tilton and his group, the Word of Faith World Outreach Center Church,
are being sued for damages by Norma Smith of Dallas. Smith says she and her
seriously ill husband Tommie became ``spellbound by an immense amount of
propaganda'' on television about Tilton's healing powers, and sent a series
of contributions to the ministry.
Three months after Tommy Smith died of his illness, Norma Smith says,
she received a brochure from Tilton in which the televangelist prophesied
that Tommy would recover on a ``miracle day.''
She also says for months after his death, Tommy received dunning letters
from the ministry for a pledge of money he allegedly made two months after
Norma Smith sued for damages.
[An obvious lack of faith, if you ask me... -psl]
© 1993 Peter Langston