Tag Archives: Liberty University

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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Liberty U Files $10M Defamation Suit Against NYT

The Washington Examiner reports: Virginia’s conservative Liberty University today filed a $10 million defamation suit against the embattled New York Times for a “made up” and damaging story that falsely charged that students returning from spring break became infected with the coronavirus because the school stayed open. Filed in Virginia’s Lynchburg Circuit Court, the 49-year-old school also charged that New …

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Falwell Loses Bid To Prosecute “Trespassing” Journalists

Richmond’s ABC News affiliate reports: Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Bethany Harrison has announced that she will not prosecute two journalists that Liberty University filed complaints against for trespassing. The Liberty University Police Department filed two arrest warrants against journalists after they published pieces about the university’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  The first warrant is against a freelance photographer at the …

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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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Liberty U Cop Issued Falwell’s Warrants For Reporters

Raw Story reports: A right-wing commentator interviewed Jerry Falwell Jr. during his show Wednesday, where Falwell said that there were two arrest warrants open for reporters who came onto Liberty University’s campus. Upon further examination of the warrant, the police officer who signed the warrant was Detective/Sgt. A.B. Wilkins 206 LUPD. The LUPD is not the Lynchburg Police Department nor …

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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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Falwell Lied About Support For Reopening Liberty U

Politico reports: In the statement published by the university on Monday, March 23, Liberty said Falwell “has been consulting with medical professionals daily, including Dr. Jeffrey Hyman of Northwell Health, New York’s largest health care provider.” On Wednesday, when I reached Dr. Hyman’s office for comment, an employee consulted with the doctor before speaking on his behalf and distancing Hyman …

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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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Christian Prophet: Trump’s Critics Are So Possessed By Demons That Some Of Them Are No Longer Human

“The demons are manifesting in them. This is what’s happening, and this is why they are acting the way they are. They are being choked out, so to speak. It’s almost like the oxygen to these spirits is being cut off, so they’re manifesting in any way possible, trying to survive. “You’re going to find out some of these people …

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Falwell Partners With Trump Cultist Charlie Kirk To Form “Think Tank” To Protect Jesus From Attacks By Socialists

From the right wing Washington Examiner: Growing concerns in conservative circles that liberals are trying to convert young Christians into socialists by distorting the Bible and U.S. Constitution have prompted Virginia’s Liberty University to form a new center to push back on the media, academics, and Democrats. The new think tank, announced Saturday in Lynchburg was co-founded by two key …

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Accrediting Body Looks Into Liberty University Scandal

The Associated Press reports: The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University has asked the college for more information about recent news reports that have questioned President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s leadership style and personal business interests, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently sent the Lynchburg university a letter asking it …

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Christian Group Seeks Criminal Probe Into Jerry Falwell

NBC News reports: An activist Christian group has launched a petition drive to get the Virginia Attorney General’s office and the IRS to open criminal investigations into Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. So far Faithful America has collected 10,875 signatures and hopes to reach their goal of 15,000 by this weekend. The drive comes in the wake of exposés …

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Liberty University Students Protest Falwell [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Students at Liberty University in Virginia have gathered to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. “presides over a culture of self-dealing” and improperly benefited from the institution. The News & Advance reports the students gathered Friday at the private evangelical university in Lynchburg. Photos show students holding …

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TODAY: Liberty University Students To Protest Against Jerry Falwell Jr. As He Vows Revenge Against His Critics

Religion News Service reports: In the wake of reports alleging objectionable rhetoric and conduct by Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., students at the evangelical Christian school plan to call for internal and external investigations into the president and administration at a protest on campus Friday (Sept. 13). “We are not calling for Falwell to resign right now,” said Elizabeth …

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REUTERS: Jerry Falwell Blasted Some Liberty Students As “Retarded” And “Social Misfits” In His Emails To Staff

Reuters reports: In emails to his colleagues over the years, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr has denigrated students and staff at the Christian university he runs, referring to one student as “emotionally imbalanced and physically retarded” and calling the school’s police chief a “half-wit.” The barbed comments, contained in email exchanges reviewed by Reuters, emerge as the evangelical political …

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