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  • Et Tu, Falwell? The Left's Playbook at Liberty U

    08/13/2020 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 13, 2020 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Jerry Falwell, Jr. is one of Donald Trump's most vocal evangelical supporters. He did something foolish, posting a tasteless photo on Instagram. Now he will take an indefinite leave of absence from his presidency and chancellor's position at Liberty University. The original announcement by Liberty University has been taken down, but a screen shot exists on Twitter. Controversy has mounted for over a year. On September 9, 2019, Politico published an article by gay Catholic writer Brandon Ambrosino, casting Falwell in a negative light. In the aftermath, many people, including Liberty deputies, noticed "'an attempted coup' that sought to unseat...
  • Liberty [University], accused of being reckless hotspot for COVID, ends semester with zero campus cases [ed]

    06/03/2020 8:24:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 2, 2020 | Addison Smith
    When the coronavirus began picking up speed in early March, most governors made the hard decision to lockdown their states. This led almost every college in the country to move the rest of their spring semesters online, and they sent most students packing. But Liberty University quickly became an epicenter of media controversy when President Jerry Falwell Jr. announced he would reopen his campus to students who needed to stay, especially international ones who had nowhere else to go. Falwell was accused of putting the campus community in a dangerous and reckless situation and publicly shamed as the mainstream media...
  • 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...
  • Liberty moves swiftly, hires Hugh Freeze as football coach

    12/08/2018 7:45:18 AM PST · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Damien Sordelett
    News Sports Business Weather Life & Entertainment Opinion In depth Customer Care Obituaries Jobs Classifieds Findit - Roanoke Times Business Directory Liberty moves swiftly, hires Hugh Freeze as football coach Damien Sordelett The News & Advance Dec 7, 2018 SEC Coaching Hot Seats Football FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze walks off the field following a loss to No. 1 Alabama in an NCAA college football game, in Oxford, Miss. Freeze agreed to terms with Liberty University to become its next head football coach. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) Rogelio V. Solis...
  • Ted Cruz appeals to Christian conservatives in 2016 kickoff

    03/23/2015 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 23, 2015 | ByJAKE MILLER
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz began his 2016 presidential bid with an impassioned appeal to the religious right on Monday, exhorting a cheering crowd at the world's largest Christian college to "join a grassroots army across this nation coming together and standing for liberty." "God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet," he said. "I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today, I'm announcing that I'm running for...
  • Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for president

    03/23/2015 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Dan Balz
    If there is such a thing as being too conservative to be elected president of the United States, Ted Cruz is having none of it. Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Monday at Liberty University, the first-term senator from Texas offered himself as the pure essence of conservatism and challenged the tea party and evangelical wings of the Republican Party to rise up behind one of their own and take control of the party and the country. His candidacy is a test of a proposition, one that he has carried across the country for many months. He has argued...
  • President Ted Cruz? Meh.

    03/23/2015 1:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | March 23, 2015 | Christopher Hooks
    Now he belongs to the ages. Today Ted Cruz, one of the foremost representatives of the state’s persecuted Texan-Canadian community and the junior Senator from the North Texas tea parties, ascended from this state’s low mortal plane and affixed himself to the celestial realm of presidential politics, where he’s always thought he truly belonged. The announcement wasn’t a surprise, but when it happened (earlier than his competitors) and where it happened (at the evangelical Liberty University) was. What to make of it? Is this the beginning of a long, slow grassroots groundswell of the kind that Cruz harnessed to trample...
  • Full Speech: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential run at Liberty University

    03/23/2015 12:44:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 164 replies
    youtube video ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Full Speech: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential run at Liberty University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8f3DsoMotU
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Such a Long Shot

    03/23/2015 10:06:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | March 23, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    In nearly every presidential primary, a few candidates attract a lot of news media attention even though they have almost no chance to win the nomination. Sometimes they even lead national polls or win states, but invariably their appeal is too narrow to allow them to build the broad coalition necessary to unite a diverse party. Ted Cruz, the Texas senator and Tea Party favorite, who on Monday became the first major candidate to formally enter the race, has seemingly been on track for this role since he first ran for the Senate in 2012. He is the darling of...
  • Cruz kicks off presidential campaign at Christian college

    03/23/2015 10:08:03 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 3/23/15 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Sen. Ted Cruz opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season Monday with a kickoff speech courting cultural conservatives and declaring that he will devote himself to "reigniting the promise of America." One of several Republican hopefuls to rise from the tea party movement, Cruz spoke at Liberty University, the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, hours after a wee-hours tweet announcing his White House bid. The choice of the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell was meant as marker against potential rivals who are also counting on Christian conservatives to fuel their candidacies.
  • Cruz’s Speech: Presidential Hopeful Plays ‘Jesus’ Card – Text ‘Imagine’ Or ‘Constitution’ To 33733

    03/23/2015 9:21:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Paula Mooney
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Senator Ted Cruz has made his presidential wishes official, with Cruz’s speech streaming live on ABC News and other news outlets as of this writing, with Senator Ted reaching deep into the belief system that he says changed his life and included his parents’ belief in Christ. During the speech, Cruz related how his father and mother were drinking way too much alcohol when he was a young boy, and at one point, his dad decided he would leave the family — deserting his young son and wife. However, being invited to a Bible study changed Cruz’s father’s life,...
  • [FULL SPEECH] Ted Cruz announces presidential run to standing ovation at Liberty University

    03/23/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 23, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Sen. Ted Cruz gave the convocation address at Liberty University this morning where he announced to a standing ovation his candidacy for the president of the United States. You can watch the full speech below:
  • I mentioned Christ [to someone who]. He cut her [a woman's] head off

    01/10/2010 7:36:53 PM PST · by freedomyes · 46 replies · 1,926+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Jan 10 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    We met in an inner city store—small and quaint. He, dapper, was dressed in expensive casual duds. I figured him to be in his mid-20s. Sure enough, I was right.
  • Jesse Helms Sets Example for Our Youth

    10/21/2004 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 278+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 10-07-04 | Falwell, Jerry
    Jesse Helms Sets Example for Our Youth Jerry Falwell Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 II Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) tells us: “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” That is the powerful promise of God to His people and it is very pertinent today as we accelerate our efforts to reclaim our nation’s Christian heritage from the secularists who wish to redefine America in their image. (I sincerely hope that...
  • "Securing the Future of Conservatism": The Helms School of Government

    05/27/2004 9:06:11 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 254+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 05-27-04 | Falwell, the Reverend Jerry
    Securing the Future of Conservatism Jerry Falwell Thursday, May 27, 2004 What do you get when you cross Jesse Helms, Jerry Falwell and a plethora of college students who are anxious to impact the culture with our time-honored conservative values? Well, if you ask Sen. Hillary Clinton she’d likely tell you that it is further evidence of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” that is out to destroy her husband’s so-called legacy and steer the nation toward mindless servitude to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. (Maybe I should write the Democrats’ talking points.) But the correct answer is: The new Helms...