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Liberty in Real Time
Campus Report ^ | June 1, 2009 | Bethany Stotts

Posted on 06/01/2009 1:30:54 PM PDT by bs9021

Liberty in Real Time

by: Bethany Stotts, June 01, 2009

Is living as a Christian and voting for a Democrat an irreconcilable combination? The media coverage surrounding Liberty University’s decision to de-recognize their College Democrats chapter has cast the school as promoting such a philosophy.

“Even though this club may not support the more radical planks of the democratic party, the democratic party is still the parent organization of the club on campus [sic],” stated Mark Hine, Vice President for Student Affairs in an email to the (former) Liberty University College Democrats (LUCD) chapter. Since the LUCD had endorsed candidates who “uphold the Platform and implement it” and whose goals “are directly to contrary to the mission of LU,” Hine argued, the students could no longer associate themselves with Liberty University and were heretofore forbidden from the school’s name “in any of their publications, electronic or internet, including but not limited to, any website, Facebook, Twitter or any other such publication.”

As of this writing, LUCD’s reposted website, their Facebook page, and their Twitter account retain the Liberty University references; at the bottom of their website in small text they state that they are no longer recognized and “Any trademarks are the property of their respective owner” but they still heavily utilize pictures of the school and its sports teams.

President Jerry Falwell Jr. and Mat Staver, Dean of Liberty’s School of Law, told this correspondent that the LUCD chapter retains the rights granted any non-recognized student group, including the right to assemble, bring speakers on campus using independent funds, and post fliers....

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreportonline.net ...


TOPICS: Education; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: democrat; libertyuniversity; lucd; mediabias

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