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  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Falwell steered Liberty University land deal benefiting his personal trainer

    08/27/2019 2:42:21 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/27/2019 | Aram Roston and Joshua Schneyer
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (Reuters) - Evangelical leader and prominent Donald Trump backer Jerry Falwell Jr personally approved real estate transactions by his nonprofit Christian university that helped his personal fitness trainer obtain valuable university property, according to real estate records, internal university emails and interviews. Around 2011, Falwell, president of Liberty University in Virginia, and his wife, Rebecca, began personal fitness training sessions with Benjamin Crosswhite, then a 23-year-old recent Liberty graduate. Now, after a series of university real estate transactions signed by Falwell, Crosswhite owns a sprawling 18-acre racquet sports and fitness facility on former Liberty property. Last year, a...
  • 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.
  • Dobbs & Falwell: GOP Elites behind Sex Talktape

    10/12/2016 4:00:13 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/11/2016 | Lou Dobbs & J. Falwell, Jr.
    Piecing it together, bit by bit.
  • Falwell: Lewd Trump Tape Part of GOP Coup Against Donald

    10/10/2016 1:03:24 PM PDT · by drypowder · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10/10/2016 | Neil W. McAbe
    The son of the Moral Majority founder and the president of Liberty University told WABC radio host Rita Crosby shortly after Sunday’s presidential debate that Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) and other Republican leaders used the recently released lewd tape of Donald J. Trump to execute a push against the GOP nominee for president. “I think this whole tape… video tape thing was planned, I think it was timed, I think it might have even been a conspiracy among establishment Republicans who have known about it for weeks and who tried to time it to do the maximum damage to...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. says Trump is Churchillian

    08/20/2016 7:09:47 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 24 replies
    opinion | 20-August-2016 | ShivaFan
    Jerry Falwell Jr. said in an op-ed yesterday, that Trump is Churchillian. I agree 1000% with Jerry, Obama and Clinton are the Neville Chamberlains of our time and Donald John Trump is the Churchill of the Century. Obama lives in his pathetic neo-Islamic Afro-Centrist world, Hillary lives in her corrupt pay to play world, and Donald J. LIVES the world and KNOWS the truth. And he speaks the truth to the American people, unlike Obama, Hillary and Karl Rove. By the way, for you libtards out there, "Churchillian" doesn't mean a lizard who goes to church. But you're hopeless and...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.: Trump is the Churchillian leader we need

    08/20/2016 4:56:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | August 19, 2016 | Jerry Falwell, Jr.
    Jerry Falwell Jr. is president of Liberty University. In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, American voters were forced to choose between a liberal Democrat and weak establishment Republicans. Democrats won both times. In the 2010 and 2014 midterms, tired of the leftist agenda, voters sent an unmistakable message to Washington: Republicans took control of the Senate and filled more seats in the House than at any time since 1929. Still, nothing changed. In 2016, we have a clear choice. This moment is historic because Donald Trump is not another establishment Republican.
  • Falwell Hails Trump as the 'Churchillian' Leader the United States Needs

    08/20/2016 3:24:55 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 20, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Donald Trump is the "Churchillian" leader the United States needs, and is the clear choice in a "historic" presidential race that does not pit an establishment Republican against a liberal Democrat, Jerry Falwell Jr., one of Donald Trump's early presidential race endorsers writes in an opinion piece for [a newspaper]. "We are at a crossroads where our first priority must be saving our nation," writes Falwell, the president of Liberty University. "We need a leader with qualities that resemble those of Winston Churchill, and I believe that leader is Donald Trump. As Churchill did, Trump possesses the resolve to put...
  • Just Who Are 'Trump's Evangelicals'?

    03/06/2016 6:58:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | MARCH 6, 2016 | Molly Jackson
    Just Who Are 'Trump's Evangelicals'? Debates whether conservative Christians should support Donald Trump's presidential bid have revived a more long-term question: Who 'counts' as an evangelical, anyway?' By Molly Jackson, Staff MARCH 6, 2016 Donald Trump has not yet given voters a nuanced view of his understanding of Christian communion: The professed Presbyterian referred to the sacramental bread as "my little cracker" during a meeting with conservative Christian leaders last year; more recently, he tried to put money in an Iowa church's communion plate ahead of the state caucus. But if the unconventional GOP candidate has a tendency to overlook...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Trump endorsement draws objections from his late father’s confidant

    03/01/2016 2:20:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2016 | Phillip Rucker
    This story has been updated. It was one of Donald Trump’s first powerful endorsements: Jerry Falwell Jr., who testified for many evangelical Christians that despite leading a life of excess, the thrice-married, trash-talking mogul was indeed a God-fearing president-in-waiting. But Falwell’s plunge into presidential politics did not sit so well with intimates of his late father, Jerry Falwell Sr., nor with some at Liberty University, the Christian college in Virginia founded by the elder Falwell and now led by his son. Mark DeMoss, who for many years served as chief of staff to Falwell Sr. and considered the televangelist a...