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Don't take this lying down (email from College Dems re: Liberty Univ.)
College Dems ^ | 05/26/2009 | Lauren Wolfe

Posted on 05/26/2009 3:43:21 PM PDT by iowamark

""From: "Lauren Wolfe, CDAAA" Friends,

"The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of [the] university and to Christian doctrine."

Can you imagine if your university said that to you when you were a College Democrat? If they used those hateful words to banish you from campus?

Well, on Friday, Liberty University -- the largest Christian Evangelical university in the world -- said exactly that as they kicked out the school's College Democrats chapter. Now, it's time to fight back.

Tell Liberty University to allow the College Democrats back on campus.

According to Mark Hine, a university vice president, the College Democrats were banned because the Democratic Party advocates for "the 'LGBT' agenda" and "socialism." And the school's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., said, "I just hope [the students] find a pro-life family organization to affiliate with so they can be endorsed by Liberty again." As College Democrats, we can't take this kind of hateful rhetoric lying down.

Don't wait. Fight back now. Tell Liberty University to reverse its ruling.

This fight is bigger than any one of us, and we're not going to reverse this ruling alone. But together, the strength of our voices can change the policies of Liberty University.

So forward this e-mail to your friends. Link to the petition on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. It's time to show Mark Hine and Jerry Falwell Jr. that the College Democrats deserve their place at Liberty University once again.

Democratically yours,

Lauren Wolfe Former President, College Democrats of America Board of Directors, CDAAA""

http://www.collegedemsalumni.com/liberty.php

""Liberty University Bans College Democrats - Fight Back! Liberty University—the largest and fastest-growing Christian Evangelical university in the world—has closed its doors to its campus College Democrats chapter. The Virginia school told chapter leaders plainly: "The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of Liberty University and to Christian doctrine."

The university is telling chapter leaders that they can't use the university's name, hold meetings on campus, or advertise events—if they try, they'll earn a reprimand that could lead to expulsion. Apparently it's not okay to be a Democrat, a Christian, and a Liberty University student all at the same time.

Well, we simply won't stand for it. Fill out the fields below to tell Liberty University's Vice President for Student Affairs to reverse his ruling and allow the Liberty Dems back on campus.""


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: christianschools; collegedemocrats; democrats; falwell; libertyu; libertyuniversity
"Apparently it's not okay to be a Democrat, a Christian, and a Liberty University student all at the same time. "

Congratulations to Liberty University!

1 posted on 05/26/2009 3:43:21 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

http://www.collegedemsalumni.com/liberty.php


2 posted on 05/26/2009 3:45:19 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: iowamark

Why would a marx-o-crat go to Liberty University anyway?


3 posted on 05/26/2009 3:45:33 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: iowamark
Lauren is the one in denial. Maybe she ought to take a good look at what the Democrat Party stands for, it sure ain't Christian by any means.

Good for Liberty University for standing for their charter. If you don't like it Lauren, then find another college, there are dozens out there who will oblige you!

4 posted on 05/26/2009 3:45:56 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: iowamark

Where do they get off telling a private university how it can allow its name to be used? And for the record, in the opinion of many evangelicals and almost all fundamentalists, it’s NOT compatible to belong to the party of baby murder, deviant sex, and government uber alles, and also claim to subscribe to the fundamentals of Christianity.


5 posted on 05/26/2009 3:46:54 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: dynachrome

To take over and ‘change’ them to fit their agenda.


6 posted on 05/26/2009 3:46:57 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: dynachrome

To undermine it’s mission.


7 posted on 05/26/2009 3:47:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: iowamark
hateful rhetoric

Typical brainwashed liberal response.

It's always about "hate."

Unless, of course, the group being banished is conservative (ex: Youth for Western Civilization at Vanderbilt).

8 posted on 05/26/2009 3:47:23 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: kcvl

True. Can’t allow dissent in the brave new world


9 posted on 05/26/2009 3:47:48 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: iowamark

10 posted on 05/26/2009 3:48:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Guilty.


11 posted on 05/26/2009 3:48:50 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: iowamark
"The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of [the] university America and to Christian doctrine."
12 posted on 05/26/2009 3:48:57 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: iowamark

The nice thing about this situation is that Liberty is a private school, not funded by taxpayer money, so the whining libs have no leverage on them to change. Liberty can tell them to shove it and won’t suffer at all by doing so.


13 posted on 05/26/2009 3:49:15 PM PDT by reaganbooster (The democrat party symbol should be the grim reaper instead of the donkey.)
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To: iowamark
It is not possible to be a Democrat and a Christian simultaneously.

I'm surprised Lauren Wolfe is an adult and doesn't realize this.

14 posted on 05/26/2009 3:49:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: iowamark

Lauren Wolfe , a third-year student at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law


15 posted on 05/26/2009 3:50:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: iowamark
Apparently it's not okay to be a Democrat, a Christian, and a Liberty University student all at the same time.

Just as apparently it's not okay to be a Republican, a Christian, and a {insert university here} student all at the same time.

16 posted on 05/26/2009 3:50:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: kcvl
She's showing signs of loose teeth ~ that can happen several ways ~ use/abuse of crystal meth or peyote is a common cause.

I think she should simply be asked to urinate in a cup, and then expel her.

17 posted on 05/26/2009 3:51:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: iowamark
"According to Mark Hine, a university vice president, the College Democrats were banned because the Democratic Party advocates for "the 'LGBT' agenda" and "socialism."

"Well, on Friday, Liberty University -- the largest Christian Evangelical university in the world --

Okay, what am I missing here?

18 posted on 05/26/2009 3:52:13 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (The beauty of the 2nd amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. T.J.)
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To: dynachrome

Because they’ve already successfully taken over government media and academia by infiltration, now they’re working on the last bastion, the churches. Remember how last year the rise of the “Christian left” was so touted? I can’t wait to see how they try to co-opt fundamentalism. They can’t, so they’ll simply use their other tactic, when infiltration won’t work, of demonisation and marginalisation. They couldn’t marginalise the whole Christian Right because the media made it out to be such a powerhouse in politics in the past (trying to scare people that “the fundies are coming, the fundies are coming”. When that didn’t work, they turned to their other tactics of infiltration and dilution.


19 posted on 05/26/2009 3:55:30 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: reaganbooster

I will always admire Lester Roloff for realising the same thing.


20 posted on 05/26/2009 3:58:41 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: iowamark

it’s okay. there’s a big democrat club at slavery university. in fact, membership is mandatory.


21 posted on 05/26/2009 3:59:03 PM PDT by dep (how about next time we don't nominate someone who apologizes for being there)
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To: rabscuttle385
It's always about "hate."

This girl is grabbing a bullhorn to make herself famous at Liberty U's expense.

If Liberty's policies are so 'hateful' (never mind that the Democrat Party's stance on abortion is tantamount to real hate crimes, i.e. innocent unborn people getting killed for nothing) then they should give this witch and the rest of the "College Democrats" a refund and kick their butts out.

22 posted on 05/26/2009 4:01:24 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: iowamark

Dear God ,please make Notre Dame wake up and do the same.


23 posted on 05/26/2009 4:15:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kcvl

First a chapter of student Democrats at a Christian University, next will be chapters of Satan Worshipers. (Not much difference between the two.) They’ve got rights too, ya know?


24 posted on 05/26/2009 4:23:19 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: Venturer

Amen!


25 posted on 05/26/2009 4:27:37 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: reaganbooster

“Liberty is a private school, not funded by taxpayer money, so the whining libs have no leverage on them to change. Liberty can tell them to shove it and won’t suffer at all by doing so.”
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Except that these students are part of the private organization and paid their money to be a part. If they were not apprised of the University’s policy of discrimination before they were admitted or if it has changed since they paid their tuition, they have good grounds for a law suit. Can get their money back perhaps and maybe for “damages”.

I


26 posted on 05/26/2009 4:31:39 PM PDT by awake-n-angry
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To: iowamark; All

Please email them (keep it nice) at

info@collegedemsalumni.com

To not let the left wing democrats get away with this BOLD LIE!!! Please take a stand. You can read what really happened at
http://www.liberty.edu/news/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=8373

Inform them that as it always seems with democrats, they did not check out their story all the way. Liberty Univ. just said that they do not want the group (which is still allowed to meet ON CAMPUS) to use “Liberty University” in it’s name.


27 posted on 05/26/2009 4:32:23 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: holyscroller
First a chapter of student Democrats at a Christian University, next will be chapters of Satan Worshipers.

Is there much of a difference? Abortion is their sacrament, human sacrifice to Molech, Chemosh or Dagon, or all we know...

28 posted on 05/26/2009 4:50:35 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: iowamark

I’m in the process of being accepted for Grad School at Liberty and wrote them an email over the weekend telling them that if I wasn’t absolutely sure about LU, I AM NOW! I respect the school administration for putting it’s money where it’s mouth is. AND, I’m a Catholic. No how, no way would I consider Notre Dame because they’ve lost their moral foundation.


29 posted on 05/26/2009 4:51:56 PM PDT by Jackson57
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To: blueyon

Here is the letter I just emailed them at
info@collegedemsalumni.com

I was sorry to hear how you are distorting the truth about what happened with the democratic group at Liberty University. I can only assume you are trying to make a name for yourself by telling people only 1/2 of a story. That is deceptive to say the least. If you knew your bible, you would know that the snake twisted the truth in the garden of Eden to get Eve to eat of it’s fruit. This is not how one builds credibility as it can come back on you one day.
Here is where you can read what Liberty has to say about it (if you dare).
http://www.liberty.edu/news/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=8373

The group can still meet at Liberty it just can not use Liberty’s name as part of the groups name. That is totally different for the story you are telling people.
If your aim is about fairness at a school, you would complain about schools that WILL NOT let pro-life groups even have a group let alone meet at a school. Your double standard is to pathetic.


30 posted on 05/26/2009 4:55:15 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: iowamark

Now they know how Conservatives at Government schools feel.

The only difference is that Liberty University’s actions are legal whereas Government censorship is not...


31 posted on 05/26/2009 4:56:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: iowamark
"Well, we simply won't stand for it. Fill out the fields below to tell Liberty University's Vice President for Student Affairs to reverse his ruling and allow the Liberty Dems back on campus....

...so we can get back to our primary mission of shutting down conservative clubs and speakers on college campuses."

-PJ

32 posted on 05/26/2009 4:58:20 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: Tzimisce
The only difference is that Liberty University’s actions are legal whereas Government censorship is not...

...and their Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. has a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. I wouldn't pick a fight with him.

33 posted on 05/26/2009 5:25:40 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I have taken the opportunity to rewrite the message that the Liberty Dems want us to send. We need to support Liberty University for taking a courageous stand unlike that of the back-sliders at Notre Dame.

I sent it with the heading “Approval for the actions of Liberty University”

It now reads

“I was elated to learn of your decision to ban the Liberty University College Democrats from organizing on campus. Your display of principle stands in stark contrast to the pusillanimous decision made thy Notre Dame.

College campuses, no matter their religious affiliation, are prized in this country for their unique potential to foster the vigorous exchange of ideas that is the fount of our democracy and the strength of our nation. However this does not mean that the University is to permit a forum or platform to others that espouse actions and ideas that would lead to the demise of the institution. This one logical fact makes it imperative that you take the action that you did and I continue to applaud you for it and spread the courage that you display. Some matters verily shout that fairness requires and uneven application of the rules. After all it would be “fair “to give both views on the matter of rape; that of the would be rapist and that of the proposed victim. Can there be a middle ground in their views without harm to the victim?

Moreover, your decision as it stands today places into context the utterings of the students of the disbanded Liberty Democrats chapter — a faulty logic that has led them to speak out in opposition to a war meant to free the oppressed, to love those who think as they do while shouting defamitorily at those who dare hold differing or opposing views, and to enslave those “who can not think for themselves” under the guise of protecting the earth, thinking themselves the sole guardians of the land that God has lovingly provided to all human beings.

I respectfully urge you to stand by your decision in the face of the fury that will be raised by the body politic and its minions in the press.

Sincerely,


34 posted on 05/26/2009 5:33:43 PM PDT by francesco525
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To: dynachrome
Why would a marx-o-crat go to Liberty University anyway?

To destroy it.

35 posted on 05/26/2009 5:37:56 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: iowamark
Banning the club was a dumb move, especially if the club dissented from the DNC party line on issues of concern. There need to be more conservative to moderate Dems willing to keep the party from going crazier.

Why ban when you can co-opt?

36 posted on 05/26/2009 5:54:19 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: iowamark

I am an Alumnus (of Liberty) and I will call them tomorrow saying I support their decision, and telling them not to give in to Democratic pressure groups (most of which would ~never~ step foot on Liberty University Campus)!


37 posted on 05/26/2009 6:07:15 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: Dumb_Ox

Well there is only one problem with that (I don’t support outright ban either becuase many of these students probably dissnet from the national Democrat party too), but I DO support the decision at this time because they canvassed for (and supported Obama-who himself is for abortion and for “gay rights”).


38 posted on 05/26/2009 6:22:34 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: iowamark

Send a note of THANKS to Liberty University for doing the right thing....

alumni@liberty.edu


39 posted on 05/27/2009 9:14:15 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Check out a great Blog....http://roanokeconservative.blogspot.com/)
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