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  • Disgraced Jerry Falwell Jr. invites students to party on his farm

    05/01/2021 2:57:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-1-21 | Dana Kennedy
    No one can take Jerry Falwell Jr.’s liberty away. Even though Liberty University, where he was president for 13 years, recently sued him and forbid employees from talking to him, Falwell popped up onstage at a student event Thursday night and invited them to his nearby 500-acre farm for “the real Liberty graduation,” several news outlets reported. “I just want to invite all the seniors to my farm on May 8. We’re going to have the real Liberty graduation,” Falwell told the roughly 200 students at the stand-up comedy event at an off-campus house, according to a video seen by...
  • Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages

    04/16/2021 1:23:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 16, 2021 | Sarah Rankin
    Liberty University is suing Jerry Falwell Jr. The school is seeking millions in damages after an acrimonious breakup with its former leader last yearLiberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year. The complaint, filed Thursday in Lynchburg Circuit Court, alleges Falwell crafted a “well-resourced exit strategy” from his role as president and chancellor in the form of a lucrative 2019 employment agreement while withholding damaging information from the evangelical school about a personal scandal that would explode into public view...
  • Discovery of Biblical Scrolls Shows Importance of Greek Old Testament, Scholar Says

    03/21/2021 6:13:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/19/21 | Jonah McKeown
    Denver Newsroom, Mar 19, 2021 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- Israeli archaeologists announced this week the discovery of several new sets of Dead Sea Scrolls— ancient fragments of biblical text that have, for the past 70 years, contributed to scholars’ knowledge about the Old Testament. The new scroll fragments, which the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced March 16, include the books of Zechariah and Nahum, both minor prophets. Dr. John Bergsma, professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville who has written and spoken extensively on the Dead Sea Scrolls, told CNA that an interesting feature of the scrolls recently found...
  • "There's a lot of blood": Falwell injured in fall while drinking, according to 911 call.

    09/20/2020 11:09:27 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 78 replies
    WSET Television ^ | September 18, 2020 | WSET Staff
    BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- A few days after resigning as Liberty University's president, Jerry Falwell Jr. was injured in a fall after drinking, according to a 911 call obtained by WSET. According to the 911 call, on Sunday, Aug. 30, Falwell was reportedly injured and his wife, Becki Falwell, called 911 to report he had fallen down the stairs and was bleeding. "It was night time and he fell from the stairs and there's a lot of blood right now," Becki told the Bedford County dispatcher. According to the call, Becki said that Falwell had been drinking but wouldn't...
  • The Lesson Behind Falwell's Fall

    09/03/2020 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 3, 2020 | Cal Thomas
    The ouster of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. over allegations of sexual misconduct and other behavior that falls short of the university's code of conduct -- not to mention Scripture -- is another in a long list of lessons each generation of Christians seems to have to learn anew. In our 1999 book, "Blinded by Might: Why the Religious Right Can't Save America," the late Dr. Edward Dobson and I -- he a former dean of students at Liberty and me for a brief time vice president of Moral Majority -- warned about the dangers we had observed when...
  • ‘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 speaks out on affair allegations, denies Jerry liked to watch.

    08/26/2020 8:42:13 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2020 | Bradford Betz
    Becki Falwell broke her silence Tuesday on allegations of an extramarital affair with a Miami pool attendant while denying claims that her husband, Jerry Falwell Jr., liked “to watch.” Her comments come amid her husband’s resignation as the head of Liberty University after a provocative photo and revelations of his wife's affair roiled the evangelical school. In an interview with The Washington Post, Becki admitted that she did have an affair, calling it embarrassing and humbling. “I wish Christians and people would be as forgiving as Christ was,” she said.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Exclusive: Trump fixer Cohen says he helped Falwell handle racy photos

    05/07/2019 2:50:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 07 2019 | Aram Roston
    Months before evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr.’s game-changing presidential endorsement of Donald Trump in 2016, Falwell asked Trump fixer Michael Cohen for a personal favor, Cohen said in a recorded conversation reviewed by Reuters. Falwell, president of Liberty University, one of the world’s largest Christian universities, said someone had come into possession of what Cohen described as racy “personal” photographs — the sort that would typically be kept “between husband and wife,” Cohen said in the taped conversation. According to a source familiar with Cohen’s thinking, the person who possessed the photos destroyed them after Cohen intervened on the Falwells’...
  • Et Tu, Falwell? The Left's Playbook at Liberty U

    08/13/2020 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    American ^ | 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...
  • 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. reveals wife’s affair: ‘Like living on a roller coaster’

    08/24/2020 12:44:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 154 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 24, 2020 | Zachary Folk
    Jerry Falwell Jr., the son of late evangelical leader Jerry Falwell, revealed Sunday that his wife had an affair with a family friend that sent him into a depression he described as “like living on a roller coaster.” The admission follows Falwell Jr. being placed on indefinite leave from his post as president of Liberty University two weeks ago, after a controversy surrounding a racy Instagram photo he had posted. In a statement sent to the Washington Examiner, Falwell admitted that his wife, Becki Falwell, struck up an “inappropriate personal relationship” with a Florida pool boy who worked at one...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. agrees to take 'indefinite leave of absence' from Liberty U after posting unzipped pants photo

    08/07/2020 6:35:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/07/2020 | Melissa Barnhart
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Jerry Falwell Jr. agreed Friday to take an “indefinite leave of absence” from his roles as president and chancellor of Liberty University at the request of the board of trustees. “The Executive Committee of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met today and requested that Jerry Falwell, Jr. take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University, to which he has agreed, effective immediately,” the university said in...
  • Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. taking leave after questionable Instagram posts

    08/07/2020 4:26:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    MSN ^ | 08 07 2020 | Robert Downen
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking an indefinite leave of absence, the university said on Friday. In a brief statement, the Executive Committee of Liberty’s board of trustees said met with Falwell on Friday and made its request, “to which he has agreed, effective immediately.” The one-sentence statement did not provide a reason for Falwell’s departure from the post he’s held since the death of his father, famed evangelist Jerry Falwell, more than a decade ago. Falwell has also been a close friend and spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump. His departure marks a dramatic end to a...
  • Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University slaps New York Times with $10M suit for ‘made up’ COVID-19 story

    07/16/2020 9:32:29 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/15/2020 | Paul Bedard
    Virginia’s conservative Liberty University today filed a $10 million defamation suit against the embattled New York Times for a “made up” and damaging story that falsely charged that students returning from spring break became infected with the coronavirus because the school stayed open. In a 100-page suit, with exhibits, filed in Virginia’s Lynchburg Circuit Court, the 49-year-old school also charged that New York Times reporter Elizabeth Williamson and photographer Julia Rendleman ignored “No Trespassing” signs to tour the campus at a time when the school was trying to keep outsiders, who could potentially be infected with COVID-19, away. The long-threatened...
  • Challenger Bob Good ousts Rep. Denver Riggleman at 5th District GOP nominating convention (Virginia)

    06/14/2020 2:41:53 AM PDT · by KevinB · 29 replies
    Richmond Times ^ | 06/14/2020 | AMY FRIEDENBERGER
    Challenger Bob Good has ousted Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-5th in a rancorous drive-thru convention for the party's nomination. Voting in the all-day convention at a church in Campbell County concluded at 7 p.m., but party officials did not announce the results until after 1 a.m. Fifth District GOP chairman Melvin Adams said 2,537 delegates voted Saturday. Good said he received 58% of the tally. On Twitter Riggleman asserted that "voting irregularities and ballot stuffing has been reported in multiple counties" in the district. He added: "We are evaluating all our options at this time." As for Riggleman's allegations, Good said:...
  • '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 University responds to Gov. Northam

    03/27/2020 12:10:26 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 20 replies
    WDBJ TV ^ | March 25, 2020 | Eric Miller
    LYNCHBURG, Va (WDBJ7)-- Liberty University released a statement after Governor Ralph Northam urged the university to uphold rules about social-distancing and public gatherings. During the Governor’s address he quoted scripture saying “It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” He then encouraged the university to provide clear and consistent guidance and respecting its duty to its students, staff, the Lynchburg community and the commonwealth. Liberty responded saying it has been tirelessly working to protect its students the last couple of weeks. “We really think it's un-Christian to turn students away and push any problems...
  • As Closures Continue Amid Outbreak, Liberty University Welcomes Thousands Of Students Back To Campus

    03/24/2020 2:08:39 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 5 replies ^ | 3/20/20 | Marley Coyne
    Topline: Liberty University, the evangelical college run by Jerry Falwell, Jr., will welcome thousands of students back to campus as spring break comes to an end, the school announced today in a move distinctly at odds with continued closures and lockdowns around the world.Rest of article at link.ff