Liberty University Students REVOLT Against Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Trump Worship
I was alerted to this amazing statement put out by Liberty University students AGAINST their University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and his support of el Trumpo.
It’s a pretty good statement:
In the months since Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed him, Donald Trump has been inexorably associated with Liberty University. We are Liberty students who are disappointed with President Falwell’s endorsement and are tired of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in American history. Donald Trump does not represent our values and we want nothing to do with him.
A majority of Liberty students, faculty, and staff feel as we do. Donald Trump received a pitiful 90 votes from Liberty students in Virginia’s primary election, a colossal rejection of his campaign. Nevertheless, President Falwell eagerly uses his national platform to advocate for Donald Trump. While he occasionally clarifies that supporting Trump is not the official position of Liberty University, he knows it is his title of president of the largest Christian university in the world that gives him political credentials.
Associating any politician with Christianity is damaging to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But Donald Trump is not just any politician. He has made his name by maligning others and bragging about his sins. Not only is Donald Trump a bad candidate for president, he is actively promoting the very things that we as Christians ought to oppose.
A recently uncovered tape revealed his comments bragging about sexually assaulting women. Any faculty or staff member at Liberty would be terminated for such comments, and yet when Donald Trump makes them, President Falwell rushes eagerly to his defense – taking the name “Liberty University” with him. “We’re all sinners,” Falwell told the media, as if sexual assault is a shoulder-shrugging issue rather than an atrocity which plagues college campuses across America, including our own.
It is not enough to criticize these kinds of comments. We must make clear to the world that while everyone is a sinner and everyone can be forgiven, a man who constantly and proudly speaks evil does not deserve our support for the nation’s highest office.
Jesus tells a story in the Bible about a man who tries to remove a speck of dust from his brother’s eye, while he has a log stuck in his own. “You hypocrite,” Jesus says, “first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
We Liberty students are often told to support Donald Trump because the other leading candidate is a bad option. Perhaps this is true. But the only candidate who is directly associated with Liberty University is Donald Trump.
Because our president has led the world to believe that Liberty University supports Donald Trump, we students must take it upon ourselves to make clear that Donald Trump is absolutely opposed to what we believe, and does not have our support.
We are not proclaiming our opposition to Donald Trump out of bitterness, but out of a desire to regain the integrity of our school. While our president Jerry Falwell Jr. tours the country championing the log in his eye, we want the world to know how many students oppose him. We don’t want to champion Donald Trump; we want only to be champions for Christ.
Wow. Hopefully these people will take up the mantle of Evangelicalism after our current crop of “leaders” have trampled it underfoot for the sake of their orange-faced master.
Here’s how he utterly embarrassed himself earlier tonight on CNN:
Fun interview tonight on CNN: https://t.co/v67xmZUtku
— J L Falwell (@JerryJrFalwell) October 13, 2016
Jerry Falwell Jr. says that Trump is a good man, but he also thinks it doesn’t matter if the president is a good man, and Erin Burnett is in a conspiracy theory against him, and he would vote for JFK Jr. sexually harassing women too!!
It’s a great interview.
In the first part he says he knew Trump was a good man when he chose Mike Pence for VP – because Falwell is just too dumb to conceive of him doing that for political expediency.
In the second part he at first says he doesn’t want to answer hypothetical questions, then says sure, why the hell not, he’d vote for a guy who sexually harassed everyone! OK I’m paraphrasing a little.
It’s incredible that he keeps spouting the, “we’re not electing a pastor, we’re electing a president” line. As if the only position where your morality matters is a church pastor? Amazing.
You have to hand it to the liberal media. They’re using the occasion of Trump destroying the Republican Party to obliterate conservatism and utterly discredit Evangelicalism too. And all they had to do is get Trump nominated.