Tag Archives: Liberty University

Bernie Sanders At Liberty University [VIDEO]

In the very first minute of his address at Liberty University, today Bernie Sanders let the packed auditorium know where their differences might lie. “I believe in women’s rights. And the right of a woman to control her own body. I believe in gay rights and gay marriage.” There was perhaps a surprisingly positive reaction to each statement. Watch at …

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Liberty University To Erect New Tower

The comments over at Friendly Atheist are hilarious and I’m sure you’ll do just as well. Hemant Mehta writes: I hear if you’re especially nice to it, it might grow even taller. (Yeah, yeah, it’s just a building. I’m very immature. As if you weren’t thinking the same damn thing. I suppose it could be worse.) Here’s what really made …

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Liberty University Law Dean: The Government Has No Authority To Impose Unbiblical Laws [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla writes at Right Wing Watch: Recently, Rena Lindevaldsen, Liberty University Law School’s interim dean, delivered an address to students on the question “Do Government Officials Have Authority to Impose Their Morals on Others?” Lindevaldsen’s answer was a resounding “yes,” provided that the morals being imposed are Christian ones. But if the morals being imposed are not Christian ones, …

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Sanders To Speak At Liberty University

Sanders has issued a statement: “Liberty University was kind enough to invite me to address a convocation and I decided to accept. It goes without saying that my views on many issues — women’s rights, gay rights, education and many other issues — are very different from the opinions of some in the Liberty University community. I think it is …

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Where Liberty University Gets Its Money

Via the Washington Post: Liberty University is not just your average school down the road. The once small Christian college founded in 1971 by the Rev. Jerry Falwell now has the largest student body of any private nonprofit university in the country. With over 70,000 students, the university has become a destination for political candidates seeking the GOP’s more conservative …

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Court To Liberty University: Your Liability Insurance Doesn’t Cover Kidnapping Children From Their Gay Parents

On the same day in 2012 that a preacher was found guilty of abetting the kidnapping of her daughter to Nicaragua, lesbian mom Janet Jenkins filed a RICO lawsuit against many of the parties suspected of conspiring in the crime, including Liberty University, the parent of the vile anti-gay hate group Liberty Counsel, whose president Mat Staver is specifically named …

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Jeb Bush At Liberty University: The Bible Provides America’s Moral Vocabulary

“It is not only untrue, but also a little ungrateful, to dismiss the Christian faith as some obstacle to enlightened thought, some ancient, irrelevant creed wearing out its welcome in the modern world. Whether or not we acknowledge the source, Hebrew Scripture and the New Testament still provide the moral vocabulary we all use in America – and may it …

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LIVE VIDEO: Ted Cruz Makes It Official

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Mat Staver Leaves Liberty University

There’s some interesting news about Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. announced the resignation of Dean Mathew Staver Monday. Staver has been an integral part of the law school since its inception a decade ago. Staver says the decision will allow him to spend more time with his wife, who is receiving specialized medical attention …

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Liberty University Fires Bob McDonnell

Even Liberty University has its limits. Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has lost his teaching gig at Liberty University. The Christian college announced on Friday they had ditched the disgraced politician after he was convicted on multiple federal corruption charges. Liberty President Jerry Falwell had called the former governor “a longtime friend of the university” in April, when McDonnell was appointed …

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Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver: Gay Marriage Will Destroy All Of Western Civilization

Via Brent Bozell’s CNS News: Mathew D. Staver, dean of the Liberty University School of Law, said that efforts to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex “marriage” would be like trying to re-define the law of gravity, adding that, if it were tried, it would mark “the beginning of the end of Western civilization.” “We’ve never been in …

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VIRGINIA: Male Liberty University Student Killed By Campus Cops At Female Dorm

Virginia’s WDBJ reports: A Liberty University student is dead after an altercation with a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer on Tuesday morning at an off-campus residence hall. According to the school, a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer was attacked by a male student in the lobby of Residential Annex II. The student was shot and killed. The officer was taken …

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Federal Court Tosses Liberty Counsel’s Suit Against Obamacare Mandate

 A federal appeals court yesterday threw out Liberty University’s lawsuit against the Obamacare contraception mandate. The suit was brought by Liberty Counsel, the school’s legal arm and one of the nation’s major anti-gay hate groups. A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the employer mandate, which the Obama administration last week postponed until 2015, is …

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VA Pastor Sentenced To Prison For Aiding Kidnapping Of Child Of Lesbian Mom

Pastor Kenneth Miller has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for his role in the kidnapping of the child of a lesbian mom whose former partner “renounced homosexuality” and fled with their child to Nicaragua in violation of a court-ordered custody sharing arrangement. Miller spent 30 days in jail for contempt earlier this year after refusing to name his …

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The Matt Barber “Story”

Truth In Action Ministries (formerly Coral Ridge Ministries) profiles hate group spokesman Matt Barber with this notation: “Conspicuous by her absence is Sarah Barber, Matt’s wife. Note what one of our VOs says in the feature: Our TV crew asked Matt if we could videotape his family, but he declined — because of the constant death threats he receives from …

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Liberty Counsel: The Government Should Treat Gay People Like Drug Addicts

Right Wing Watch points out the above charming message posted today to Liberty Counsel’s Facebook page. (I zipped over to ask them about that RICO Act lawsuit filed against them for abetting in the kidnapping of a young girl, but they’ll surely delete that.)

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SCOTUS Orders Lower Court To Reopen Liberty Counsel’s Obamacare Suit

Today the Supreme Court ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to take another look at Liberty University’s anti-Obamacare lawsuit. The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Liberty’s entire …

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Quote Of The Day – Jerry Falwell Jr.

“Donald Trump has publicly expressed his support for our university’s mission to preserve the founding values of our nation. In the wake of the greatest expansion of government since FDR, Mr. Trump stepped right into the bull’s-eye and used his platform to fight for the preservation of capitalism, the free market, and limited government. He did numerous speeches, called out …

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Headline Of The Day

This is how Christianist media is spinning the Lisa Miller case.

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Lesbian Mom Of Kidnapped Daughter Files Organized Crime Suit Against Multiple Christian Organizations

On the same day that a preacher was found guilty of abetting the kidnapping of her daughter to Nicaragua, Janet Jenkins filed a RICO lawsuit against many of the parties suspected of conspiring in the crime, including Liberty University, the parent of the vile anti-gay hate group Liberty Counsel, whose president Mat Staver is specifically named in the suit. Hoo-motherfucking-RAY! …

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