Liberty Students Call For Shutting Down Falkirk Center

The Christian Post reports:

More than 400 students have signed a petition calling on the Lynchburg, Virginia-based university to shut down the Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty, a think tank founded last year by then-Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk. The petition, titled “Liberty United Against Falkirk,” contends that the think tank has “waged war against decency, respect, and Christian charity, all while misrepresenting Liberty students and the Christian church.”

Additionally, the petition described some of the “fellows” for the Falkirk Center as “wolves in sheep’s clothing — people who claim Christ’s name because it is convenient for their personal or political gain.” Fellows at the Falkirk Center include several current and former members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle such as Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to the president, and Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser to Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

Unlike other think tanks, the Falkirk Center has in its first year produced zero academic papers or research. As the Liberty students point out, it exists only to provide a veneer of respectability to far-right Trump cultists. Of note, all mentions of Falkirk co-founder Jerry “I Like To Watch” Falwell have been scrubbed from its website.