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  • ‘She was the aggressor’: Former Liberty student alleges sexual encounter with Becki Falwell.

    09/01/2020 8:33:57 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 60 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 27, 2020 | Brandon Ambrosino
    A former Liberty University student says Becki Falwell, the wife of the university’s then-President Jerry Falwell Jr., jumped into bed with him and performed oral sex on him while he stayed over at the Falwell home after a band practice with her eldest son in 2008. The student was 22 at the time of the encounter, near the start of Liberty’s fall semester. He said she initiated the act, and he went along with it. But despite his rejection of further advances, he said, Falwell continued pursuing him, offering him gifts and engaging in banter through Facebook messages. “She was...
  • Becki Falwell Confirms Affair, Denies That Husband Jerry Was Involved

    08/26/2020 12:34:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 26, 2020 10:06 AM ET | MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
    Becki Falwell confirmed Tuesday that she had an affair but denied allegations that her husband, Jerry Falwell Jr., was involved as one man has claimed. Both the Falwells denied that Jerry Falwell had been involved in the affair during a Tuesday interview with the Washington Post following news that Jerry Falwell resigned as president of Liberty University.
  • Jerry Falwell resigns from Liberty University following allegations of sexual tryst

    08/24/2020 2:15:19 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 42 replies
    Religion News ^ | August 24, 2020 | Yonat Shimron
    (RNS) —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 been placed on indefinite leave earlier this month after posting, then deleting, a provocative Instagram photo of him posing with his arm around a woman at a party with their zippers down and midriffs showing. After that post, Liberty University alumni and former...
  • Business partner of Falwells says affair with evangelical power couple spanned seven years

    08/24/2020 1:32:51 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 54 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 8/24/2020 | Aram Roston
    WASHINGTON – In a claim likely to intensify the controversy surrounding one of the most influential figures in the American Christian conservative movement, a business partner of Jerry Falwell Jr has come forward to say he had a years-long sexual relationship involving Falwell’s wife and the evangelical leader.
  • Business partner of Falwells says affair with evangelical power couple spanned seven years

    08/24/2020 10:01:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 24, 2020 | Aram Roston
    Giancarlo Granda says his sexual relationship with the Falwells began when he was 20. He says he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr, head of Liberty University and a staunch supporter of President Trump, looked on.In a claim likely to intensify the controversy surrounding one of the most influential figures in the American Christian conservative movement, a business partner of Jerry Falwell Jr has come forward to say he had a years-long sexual relationship involving Falwell’s wife and the evangelical leader. Giancarlo Granda says he was 20 when he met Jerry and Becki Falwell while working as...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. says his wife had an affair with the Florida 'pool boy,' claims they were being blackmailed

    08/24/2020 7:57:27 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/24/20 | Peter Weber
    Suspended Liberty University leader Jerry Falwell Jr. confirmed to Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard late Sunday that his wife, Becki Falwell, had an affair with a young man they befriended and went into business with in Florida eight years ago. In a long statement, Falwell said he and his wife "forgave each other" — he suggested he had also "important smaller things" to atone for, quoting a Bible verse about visual adultery — and had decided to come forward because his wife's former lover had been extorting them for "huge amounts of monies" to stay quiet.
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. will take a leave of absence from Liberty University

    08/07/2020 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/7/20 | Dakin Andone
    (CNN)Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, has agreed to take an "indefinite leave of absence," according to a statement Friday from the evangelical Christian university.
  • 'Who saw that coming?' Fury at evangelical Liberty University president after his controversial decision to reopen the school in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic leads to eleven students displaying symptoms

    03/30/2020 9:59:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2020 | James Gordon
    Eleven students who attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, have come down with coronavirus symptoms after returning to campus. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. decided to reopen the campus to students at the end of spring break despite public health officials warning him not to do so. The Democratic governor of Virginia Ralph Northam had previously banned gatherings of more than 100 people in the state to which Liberty said it would transition most classes to online.
  • Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

    09/13/2019 4:41:48 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 26 replies
    WRALTV ^ | BEN FINLEY, Associated Press
    Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and disparaged students in emails. Students joined together at the private evangelical university known for being an influential hub in conservative politics and held up signs calling for accountability and an investigation. Elizabeth Brooks, a junior majoring in politics and policy, told The Associated Press by phone that a recent Politico Magazine story as well as a Reuters report prompted the protest at the school in Lynchburg. She said about 35...
  • Falwell Jr. says FBI to investigate 'criminal conspiracy' at Liberty University

    09/11/2019 4:10:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/2019 | Staff
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. told Hill.TV on Tuesday that he has begun sharing information with the FBI in what he alleged was a criminal conspiracy against him by former board members at the school. Falwell said in an exclusive interview that in the coming days the FBI will review university documents at the Lynchburg, Va., campus. He accused former colleagues of stealing school property in the form of emails and then sharing them with reporters in an effort to damage his reputation. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “Our attorneys have determined that...
  • Trump retweets Jerry Falwell Jr. suggesting his term should be extended by two years

    05/06/2019 5:44:52 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/19 | Owen Dougherty
    President Trump on Sunday retweeted a post from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. that said Trump’s first term should be extended by two years as payback "for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup." Falwell, an avid and vocal supporter of Trump, was alluding to the recently completed investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that special counsel Robert Mueller conducted. "After the best week ever for @realDonaldTrump - no obstruction, no collusion, NYT admits @BarackObama did spy on his campaign, & the economy is soaring. I now support reparations-Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st...
  • Ocasio-Cortez slams Jerry Falwell Jr. in debate over CPAC comments

    03/05/2019 6:25:05 PM PST · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05 Mar 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. got into a sparring match on Twitter on Tuesday over a comment he made about the congresswoman at CPAC last weekend. The heated exchange first erupted after the freshman lawmaker tweeted a video of Falwell speaking about concealed carry permits...(snip) But Falwell fired back at the congresswoman, labeling her “dumb” and “a liar.” “She claims this was @CPAC last week when it was actually in 2015 the day after the deadly CA attacks by radical Muslims (‘those’ Muslims I referenced) She also deleted the last part of my quote...
  • Falwell Jr.: Sessions and Rosenstein ‘deceived’ Trump into appointing them and should ‘rot’ in jail

    08/13/2018 3:34:59 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. said he thinks Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray “deceived” President Trump into appointing them. “Are there any grownups w/ integrity left in the DOJ?” Falwell first said on Twitter on Friday. “When I was a kid, I watched [Republicans] join [Democrats] to force Nixon out. Now [Democrats] won’t join [Republicans] to lock up [former FBI Director James] Comey, [former Attorney General Loretta] Lynch, [Department of Justice official Bruce] Ohr, Rosenstein, [FBI agent Peter] Strzok, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama & maybe even Jeff Sessions despite damning evidence!”
  • Exclusive — Jerry Falwell Backs Steve Bannon Effort to Oust ‘Fake Republicans,’ Calls for...

    10/25/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/25/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and one of the most influential leaders in the evangelical Christian community nationwide is calling for evangelicals everywhere to stand with Stephen K. Bannon against the “fake Republicans” in the Washington, D.C., swamp.Bannon, the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and former chief strategist in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leading what he calls a “season of war” against the political class in Washington, D.C., that has already seen at least three anti-Trump establishment Republicans fall. Appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) lost his primary runoff to conservative Judge...
  • Trump has 'inside information' on who protested in Charlottesville: Falwell Jr.

    08/20/2017 5:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2017 | Nicki Zink
    Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. defended President Donald Trump's comment that there were "very fine people on both sides" in the Charlottesville protests, saying the president "had information I didn't have" about who participated in the demonstration against removal of a Confederate statue in the Virginia city. "He has inside information that I don't have," Falwell told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday. "I don't know if there were historical purists [at the protests] who were trying to preserve some statues. I don't know." The Liberty University president added of the president, "I...
  • Evangelical students returning university diplomas to protest Trump

    Former students at Liberty University are preparing to return their diplomas in a group protest of university president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s support for President Trump's agenda. In a group letter first reported by NPR, a small group of alumni is criticizing Falwell for supporting the president in the wake of Trump's remarks blaming "many sides" for violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. The letter slams Falwell for defending Trump's comments, specifically for his saying there were "very fine people" protesting on both sides.
  • Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

    08/20/2017 4:16:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    NPR ^ | August 20, 2017 | Sarah McCammon
    A group of alumni from one of the country's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump. A small but growing number of Liberty University graduates are preparing to return diplomas to their school. The graduates are protesting university President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s ongoing support for Trump. They began organizing after Trump's divisive remarks about the deadly white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Va. Chris Gaumer, a former Student Government Association president and 2006 graduate, said it was a simple decision. "I'm sending my diploma back because the president of the United...
  • Trump to Be Liberty University's Graduation Commencement Speaker

    03/22/2017 9:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker for the May graduation ceremony at the prominent Virginia evangelical Christian school Liberty University. The Christian Broadcasting Network broke the news Wednesday morning that President Trump will return to Liberty, having spoken there last year during the Republican primary season. "I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion," said Trump to CBN News. "Our children truly are the future and I look forward to celebrating the success of this graduating class as well as sharing lessons as they embark on their next chapter full...
  • Liberty University's Jerry Falwell Jr. to lead two of Trump's higher ed task forces

    01/31/2017 4:09:38 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | 1/31/17 | Josh Moody
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said he will lead two new presidential task forces to be created by President Donald J. Trump to reform the Department of Education. “I’ve been in conversations with [presidential adviser] Steve Bannon and others, and the president is forming some education task forces, that I’ve been asked to head,” Falwell said Tuesday. Falwell said there would be two presidential task forces on education, and he would lead both.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 December 2016

    12/25/2016 5:08:19 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 71 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 December 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    Merry Christmas! Dec 25th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Newt Gingrich, former House speaker; Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Analysts and journalists discuss Trump's presidential run and his policy positions.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Analysts and journalists look ahead to 2017.THIS WEEK (ABC): Pre-empted.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Pre-empted.