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  • Liberty University's president is blocking students on Twitter

    01/29/2016 11:02:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Do you disagree with Liberty University's president's decision to endorse Donald Trump for president? You could get blocked on Twitter if you tweet your dissatisfaction with the endorsement. Tyler McNally, a Liberty University student (and someone I've followed for a few years), tweeted a screenshot Friday afternoon showing Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. blocking him on his Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/TnQ6uXJtiM - Tyler McNally (@Tyler_McNally) January 29, 2016 "My school president blocked me. AMA" McNally wrote. ("AMA" is an acronym for "Ask Me Anything," a joke referencing a section of Reddit where users ask questions to celebrities or those with...
  • [VIDEO]Jerry Falwell Jr. Speaks out on Trump Endorsement

    01/28/2016 8:49:36 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 34 replies
    CNN News ^ | 1/28/2015 | CNN VIdeo
    This is my commentary based on video. Salient points begin at 2:30 Jerry Falwell, Jr. just did the most amazing endorsement of Trump. A few points he made, but watch video for actual: 1. His dad got a lot of flack for endorsing a divorced Hollywood actor, Ronald Reagan. 2. He discussed how Liberty U. was failing financially years ago and they hired the best lawyers, accountants, etc....not based on their faith, but based on their expertise. They turned Liberty U. around and he said the US is very much like Liberty U., and Trump has a track record of...
  • Christian leaders balk at Falwell's Trump endorsement

    'The late Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. would be rolling over in his grave,' one social conservative leader warns. Jerry Falwell Jr.’s endorsement of Donald Trump on Tuesday was swiftly met with a backlash from other Christian conservatives sounding the alarm about what they see as a dangerous candidate with questionable morals. While the official backing of Trump wasn’t a big surprise — Falwell had heaped praise on Trump last week when he spoke at Liberty University — it came during a fraught time, as many are waking up to the real possibility that Trump could win Iowa next week and...
  • Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Trump

    01/26/2016 8:54:59 AM PST · by xzins · 149 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26 Jan 16 | Robert Costa and Jenna Johnson
    Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., the son of the late televangelist, endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday, giving Republican front-runner the blessing of one of the evangelical community’s biggest names just days before the Iowa caucuses.
  • Breaking: Falwell of Liberty University Endorses Trump

    01/26/2016 8:49:28 AM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Just announced
  • Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Trump

    01/26/2016 8:41:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2016 | Robert Costa and Jenna Johnson
    Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., the son of the late televangelist, endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday, giving Republican front-runner the blessing of one of the evangelical community’s biggest names just days before the Iowa caucuses. In a statement announcing his endorsement, Falwell called Trump “a successful executive and entrepreneur, a wonderful father and a man who I believe can lead our country to greatness again.”
  • Hannity interviews Jerry Falwell, Jr.

    01/23/2016 7:24:40 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 92 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 1/18/2016
    Wonderful interview here of Jerry Falwell, Jr.
  • Trump at Liberty University: There’s a verse in “Two Corinthians” that really says it all

    01/18/2016 5:56:18 PM PST · by Isara · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 18, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A lot of guffawing about this by reporters on social media today. Mollie Hemingway wonders: Who pulled them aside and told them it’s supposed to be “Second Corinthians”? Mildly getting kick out of media, who (at best) give a pitch perfect impression of Biblical illiteracy, mocking Trump for 'Two Corinthians.'— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 18, 2016 Readers grumble that I’m too negative about Trump so let me pay him a sincere compliment. I admire that he has the stones to go into a place like Liberty and not even make a pretense of being a devout believer. You could dismiss what...
  • Falwell Jr: Trump a Breath of Fresh Air (Video)

    01/18/2016 5:12:19 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/18/16 | Cathy Burke
    The son of iconic Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell hailed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as a "breath of fresh air" in a duplicitous political world and compared the real estate mogul to his father for eschewing political correctness. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/donald-trump-jerry-falwell-jr-liberty-university-speech/2016/01/18/id/709880/
  • Evangelical leader blasts Falwell for hosting Trump

    01/18/2016 11:48:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 234 replies
    Politico | January 18, 2016 | Blake Hounshell
    One of the United States' most influential evangelical leaders blasted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Monday for hosting Donald Trump to give a campaign speech. Russell Moore, who heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, let fly a series of tweets after Falwell gave a glowing introduction to Trump, calling him "one of the greatest visionaries of our time" and saying Trump "lives a life of helping others ... as Jesus taught in the New Testament." Moore appeared incredulous at Falwell's language, which was more effusive than he had...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.: If more good people had concealed guns, 'we could end those Muslims'

    12/05/2015 2:53:54 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 5, 2015 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    I've always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in," he says, the rest of his sentence drowned out by loud applause while he said, "and killed them." Falwell said that when he referred to "those Muslims," he was referring to Islamic terrorists, specifically those behind the attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino. "That's the only thing I would clarify," Falwell said. "If I had to say what I said again, I'd say exactly the same thing."
  • Liberty University president urges students to arm selves

    12/05/2015 10:40:18 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 5 Dec 15 | Staff
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The president of Liberty University urged students at the Christian school to carry concealed weapons on campus to counter any possible armed attack like the mass killings in San Bernardino, Calif. "Let's teach them a lesson if they ever show up here," President Jerry Falwell Jr. told students at a convocation Friday. The call-to-arms was met with rousing applause from students, but some said Falwell went too far when he appeared to be referring specifically to Muslims, the News & Advance reported. "I've always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could...
  • LU President Jerry Falwell Jr. Makes Controversial Comments at Convo (advises concealed carry)

    12/04/2015 6:29:38 PM PST · by randita · 10 replies
    WSET News ^ | 12/4/15 | WSET Newsroom
    December 4, 2015-Lynchburg, VA - Students are reacting to Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Junior's comments during convocation on Friday. Video of Falwell's statements include him saying "if more good people had conceal carry permits then we can end those Muslims before(Not translatable). Watch the video below (on website). VERBATIM: Falwell, Jr: If the people in that community center had had what I got in my back pocket right now(Applause and Cheering). Falwell, Jr: Illegal to pull it out? I don't know. (Laughter) Falwell, Jr: If more good people had conceal carry permits then we can end those Muslims before(Not...
  • Macel Falwell, widow of Rev. Jerry Falwell, dies

    10/16/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Macel Falwell, the widow of the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., has died. She was 82. Jonathan Falwell, the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and one of the Falwells three children, posted a message on Twitter late Thursday night. My sweet mom slipped into Heaven just a little while ago. I cant believe Ive been so blessed to have her in my life, he wrote. Additionally, the Thomas Road Baptist Church website has a photo of Macel Falwell with the accompanying text, In Loving Memory of Mrs. Jerry Falwell. Macel Falwell was born Macel Pate on Oct. 4, 1933. Jerry...
  • Falwell Explains Why Liberty University Students Had to Attend Ted Cruz's Announcement Rally

    03/23/2015 4:34:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 23, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    LYNCHBURG, VA Just hours after Ted Cruz announced he was running for president here, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. was defending the fact that nearly 10,000 of his school's students had served as the backdrop while attending a mandatory school event. "It is no secret that Convocation is held three times a week and attendance is required, just like class is required for students," Falwell said in a written statement. "No one is expected to agree with every speaker on every point." Falwell issued the statement after reports, in National Journal and elsewhere, that a group of students...
  • Liberty Univ. Offers Scholarship to Eagle Scout Facing Gun Charges

    05/02/2013 5:36:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A North Carolina Eagle Scout who was expelled and arrested for accidentally leaving a shotgun in his pickup truck in the school parking lot has been offered a scholarship to attend Liberty University. Cole Withrow was just a few weeks from graduating with honors from Princeton High School when he was arrested on Monday and slapped with a felony weapons charge. Withrow had been skeet shooting with friends a day before and had only noticed he had left his shotgun in his truck as he reached to grab his book bag. When he realized his mistake, he went to...
  • The Rest of the Story: 26 LU students request permits to carry guns on campus(VA)

    12/30/2011 7:45:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    newsadvance.com ^ | 29 December, 2011 | Liz Barry
    When Liberty University senior Craig Storrs returns from Christmas break, he plans to apply for permission to carry on campus his Bersa .380, a small handgun he owns for self-defense. If Storrs application is approved, he will join the first wave of students packing heat at Liberty. Since LU announced the new firearms policy in late November, 64 students, faculty and staff have applied for permission to carry guns on campus, according to university officials. Liberty officials would not disclose how many applications had been approved, but said they received requests from 26 students and 38 faculty and staff members...
  • Liberty University Cuts Caner as Seminary Dean (Ergun Caner)

    06/28/2010 7:31:17 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 4 replies
    Christianity (Astray) Today ^ | 6-26-2010 | David Neff
    In a statement issued by Liberty University Friday, a panel of four trustees announced they had found that Ergun Caner, dean of the seminary at the Lynchburg, Virginia, school, had made "self-contradictory" statements about "dates, names and places of residence" in his public talks following the events of September 11, 2001. However, the trustees found no evidence to question Caner's basic claim that he was "a Muslim who converted to Christianity as a teenager."
  • The Mike Warnke of this Generation? A Plea to Ergun Caner

    05/12/2010 8:09:04 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 434+ views
    Hip and Thigh ^ | February 26, 2010 | Fred Butler
    Back in the late 70s and early 80s before I was genuinely saved, I was a church attending kid who merely enjoyed running around the game circle and drinking red punch. I had a low interest in anything Christian at all. Later when I reached my teens and entered the high school and college youth groups, my church interests turned from game circles to the Christian "sisters" if you know what I mean. I might have had a wider interest in Christian related issues by that time, but still, it was marginal at best. I did however begin to take...
  • Undercover at Thomas Road: An Interview with Gina Welch

    04/26/2010 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 6 replies · 469+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Trevin Wax
    Recently, I posted a review of Gina Welch's book, In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church. In case you aren't familiar with the book, it tells the story of how Welch faked a conversion experience, got baptized, and spent two years at Thomas Road Baptist Church [Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty University]. [This young lady spent two years at a church in which she "faked" being born again?] [Certainly there were those who knew something was wrong].