Tag Archives: Jerry Falwell Jr

Falwell May Get $10.5M Golden Parachute From Liberty

Talking Points Memo reports: Liberty University may owe its former president Jerry Falwell Jr. roughly $10.5 million over the next two years following his resignation from the evangelical institution after a series of scandals. The Wall Street Journal reports that a source familiar with Falwell’s contract said the former university president is due his $1.25 million salary for two years. …

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Quotes MLK After Resignation: Free At Last, Free At Last, Thank God Almighty, I’m Free At Last

Talking Points Memo reports: Jerry Falwell resigned from Liberty University this week after Reuters reported that, according to former Miami pool boy Giancarlo Granda, “Jerry enjoyed watching from the corner of the room” as Jerry’s wife Becki and Granda had sex. Falwell reportedly quoted Martin Luther King Jr., telling a Lynchburg reporter that he was “free at last” from the …

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Re-Resigns From Liberty University

Fox News reports: Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned as president of Liberty University late Monday night, following a tumultuous day during which he tussled with the university’s board of trustees over his future at the school. “The board put me on leave, took away my duties as prez, and that’s not permitted by my contract,” Mr. Falwell said Monday night. “And …

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Falwell: Resignation Reports Are “Completely False”

Virginia Business reports: Although other news outlets have reported that Jerry Falwell Jr. has agreed to resign as president and chancellor of Liberty University, Falwell said in an interview Monday evening with Virginia Business that such reports are “completely false.” He said that he has not agreed to leave the post permanently, nor does he plan to, although he is …

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Breaking: Jerry Falwell Resigns From Liberty University

Religion News Service reports: Jerry Falwell Jr. the embattled president of Liberty University and one of the biggest champions of President Donald Trump, has resigned, Religion News Service has learned. His resignation came within hours of the publication of a news story that alleged he and his wife Becki had a years-long sexual relationship with a business associate. Falwell had …

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Jerry Falwell: My Wife Had An Affair With The Pool Boy

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: Jerry Falwell Jr., suspended as president of Virginia’s Christian-focused Liberty University after a string of embarrassing acts, today said that he has suffered depression caused by a former family friend who had an affair with his wife and has been threatening to expose it. In a statement exclusively to Secrets, Falwell revealed his wife …

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Liberty U Asks God To Decide On Shitcanning Falwell

Lynchburg’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Liberty University Board of Trustees has confirmed both Jerry Falwell, Jr.‘s indefinite leave of absence and Acting President Jerry Provo’s terms of employment. According to a statement from the school, the group held a special meeting Friday at which both moves were ratified unanimously. No decision regarding retaining Falwell as President has been made …

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Anti-LGBTQ Pastor Tapped To Stand In For Jerry Falwell

Via press release from Liberty University: Liberty University has announced that Chairman Jerry Prevo has accepted the appointment by the Executive Committee of the Board to serve as the Acting President of the University. This follows the announcement on August 7 that the Board of Trustees and President Jerry Falwell, Jr. agreed to an indefinite leave of absence. All members …

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Falwell On “Indefinite Leave Of Absence” From Liberty

ABC News reports: Liberty University’s Board of Trustees requested that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. take an “indefinite leave of absence” from his roles at the university, which include serving as president and chancellor. The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full board, met Friday and made the request. According to the university, …

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Falwell Sorry For Unzipped Pic: “It Was Just Good Fun”

Politico reports: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said on Wednesday that he had apologized for posting a photo of him in unzipped pants and arm around a woman — but also defended the incident as a vacation “costume party” that was “just in good fun.” “I’ve apologized to everybody,” Falwell said in an interview on the Morningline show on …

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Liberty University Refuses To Comment On Falwell Pic

Politico reports: Scott Lamb, a spokesperson for Liberty University, declined to comment on the authenticity of the photos or the appropriateness of Falwell being seen in such circumstances. Liberty University has a strict code of conduct for how students must behave at the school, including prohibiting premarital sex and the consumption of media that includes lewd lyrics, anti-Christian messages, sexual …

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Falwell Posts, Deletes Racy Photo With Pants Unzipped

Relevant Magazine reports: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. posted — and then apparently deleted — a bizarre Instagram post in which he appeared with his shirt hiked up and his pants unzipped, standing next to a woman identified as a “friend.” The post was captured by a Houston Chronicle reporter before it was deleted. The caption says that “Lots …

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Student Sues Liberty University Over COVID Response

The Hill reports: A student has filed a class-action lawsuit against Liberty University over the school’s response to the coronavirus crisis, seeking refunds of thousands of dollars of tuition paid for the spring semester. A plaintiff identified only as “Student A,” citing a fear of retaliation and harassment, accuses the school and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., of downplaying the …

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Jerry Falwell Seeks Arrests Of “Trespassing” Reporters

“This [New York Times] reporter and her photographer, and a reporter from ProPublica – it’s a George Soros publication – they also came on campus. And we had signs on every entrance, no trespassing. “Some of these publications actually put the pictures of the no trespassing signs on their websites as they were trespassing.  So we actually went to the …

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Falwell Denies NYT’s “Ambush” Report On Coronavirus Cases At Liberty University, Posts TikTok Dance Video

Via press release from Liberty University: The New York Times ambushed Liberty University to publish a false and misleading story claiming that, “students started getting sick” after the University received students back after spring break. The Times attributed the reporter’s conclusion about the scope of the COVID-19 symptoms being about a dozen students to a local doctor who has consulted …

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Multiple Students Are Sick At Reopened Liberty Campus

The New York Times reports: Mr. Falwell — a staunch ally of President Trump and an influential voice in the evangelical world — reopened the university last week, igniting a firestorm, epidemiologically and otherwise. As of Friday, Liberty’s student health services Dr. Edward Eppes said, nearly a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms that suggest Covid-19, the disease caused …

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Orders Liberty University To Reopen

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: As the coronavirus threatens to spread across the Lynchburg region, Liberty University officials are preparing to welcome back up to 5,000 students from spring break this week. Defying a national trend of campus closures, President Jerry Falwell Jr. has invited students to return to residence halls and has directed faculty members to continue to report to …

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Jerry Falwell Suggests Virus Is North Korean Weapon

“You know, it’s just strange to me how so many are overreacting. The H1N1 virus, in 2009, killed 17,000 people. It was the flu, also, I think. And there was not the same hype. It was — you just didn’t see it on the news 24/7. And it makes you wonder if there’s a political reason for that. “It’s, you …

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Falwell Vows Civil Disobedience Over Proposed VA Gun Laws: Democrats Will Learn Their Lesson The Hard Way

From fired Fox News host Todd Starnes: Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. delivered a terse warning to Virginia Democrats who are considering a crackdown on guns during an interview on The Todd Starnes Radio Show. “I’m pretty sure I’m going to call for civil disobedience if the Democrats go through with this,” Falwell said. Falwell told Starnes that he …

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Jerry Falwell: Christianity Today Has Been “Unmasked”

The Hill reports: Eighty-one percent of self-described white, born-again or evangelical Christians voted for Trump in 2016, and 78 percent said they approved of his job performance as of March 2019, according to Pew Research Center. The magazine addressed those evangelicals in its editorial: “To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral …

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