Skip to comments.Liberty University Says 'No' to Democrats [can you imagine Notre Dame doing this?]
Posted on 05/26/2009 8:11:24 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
As of last Friday, Lynchburg, Virginias Liberty University said no to Democrats. It was reported that the leadership of the largest, fastest -growing evangelical campus ordered the college Democrats club to cease, because it stands against the conservative Christian schools moral principles. The group may still meet on campus, but will not be an officially recognized club of the university and may not use Libertys name or funds.
Falwell writes, Parents and students support the university because they believe in its distinctly Christian identity and mission. Liberty University is pro-life and believes that marriage between one man and one woman provides the best environment for children. Liberty University will not lend its name or financial support to any student group that advances causes contrary to its mission.
While the students in the college Democrat club are pro-life and support traditional marriage, the constitution of the club pledged support to advance the Democratic platform and candidates. For the first time (the platform) supports federal funding of abortion and repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a law passed overwhelmingly by a bi-partisan Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. Liberty University will not lend its name or financial support to undermine marriage or to promote abortion.
Is saying no to Democrats the same as saying no to democracy? Some might think so. A democracy, according to the Encarta Dictionary, is free and equal representation of people. But who said democracy rules everywhere?
Yes, we have a democratic government, and Im thankful for it. We have the freedom to vote for our elected officials, those who will make the decisions for the governing of our nation; and every person has the free and equal right to participate. But even in a democracy, there is not an equal representation of people everywhere. Separations do exist for a variety of reasons:
1. Womens restrooms are meant for women. Mens restrooms are meant for men.
2. Catholic churches are intended for Catholics. Mosques are built for Muslims.
3. Gay bars are created as a safe spot for homosexuals to socialize. Married adult Bible study classes are designed to minister to husbands and wives following the biblical model for marriage.
Theres a Black Writers Reunion and Conference being held in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Sounds like fun. But then again, as Tia Ross explained in Why Attend BWRC, the reason this conference is so special is because the presenters are committed to the collective mission of uplifting the Black writing community and the quality of Black literature. Respectfully, our missions are just not the same. Perhaps I would benefit more from a different writers conference.
Likewise, any student considering a college has the responsibility and freedom to choose a school that aligns with his or her personal beliefs and mission. Liberty makes it clear in their doctrinal statement that they believe the Bible as the absolute standard for living. It is no secret most conservative Christian groups who look to the Bible as the rule book for life agree homosexuality is not Gods plan for mankind.
People have the freedom to join the Democratic Party, the Republican Party or any other party. Similarly, students have the freedom to choose where they invest their time and money in a college education. If a student does not agree with a conservative Christian colleges belief system, he or she would be wise to find another school. Its his or her freedom to do so.
....People have the freedom to join the Democratic Party, the Republican Party or any other party. Similarly, students have the freedom to choose where they invest their time and money in a college education. If a student does not agree with a conservative Christian colleges belief system, he or she would be wise to find another school. Its his or her freedom to do so.
An academentia free college! Whodda thunk one still existed?
Democrats actually even attend Liberty University? I figured they’d probably be shunned by their fellow “oh so tolerant, loving and open minded” Dems for attending Jerry Falwell’s school.
I’m not surprised at all. The Dem’s seep into cracks everywhere, like rats they infiltrate, gnaw at the infrastructure until it collapses.
Or like sewage.
Good for Liberty University. They’ve got identity. Even better: Identity and Attitude! :o)
In God's Name, I hope so. Just a plain old republic. Not a democratic republic. No stinkin' democracy at all.
That tells me that Falwell has got it right.
I hope he sticks to his guns in the face of the inevitable onslaught.
Liberty University Fires Back at Liberal Media for Falsely Reporting It Banned College Democrats
Thursday, May 28, 2009
By Adam Brickley
SNIPPET: Falwell, son of the universitys founder, the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, explained: Official recognition carries with it the benefit of using the university name and funds. While this group will not be an officially recognized club, it may still meet on campus.
According to Falwell, Democratic clubs have existed at Liberty over the last several decadesbut as unofficial student clubs not endorsed by the school.