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  • Donald Trump announces endorsement from 'one of the most respected religious leaders in our nation'

    01/26/2016 11:53:29 AM PST · by Red Steel · 49 replies
    businessinsider ^ | January 26, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that his campaign was endorsed by a big-name leader in the evangelical community: Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. "Great honor- Rev. Jerry Falwell Jr. of Liberty University, one of the most respected religious leaders in our nation, has just endorsed me!" Trump wrote on Twitter. ... "It is truly an honor to receive Jerry's endorsement. Not only is he a high-quality person, with a wonderful family, whom I have great respect for - I also consider him a very good friend and his support means so much to me," Trump said in...
  • Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Trump

    01/26/2016 8:54:59 AM PST · by xzins · 149 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26 Jan 16 | Robert Costa and Jenna Johnson
    Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., the son of the late televangelist, endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday, giving Republican front-runner the blessing of one of the evangelical community’s biggest names just days before the Iowa caucuses.
  • Donald Trump Receives Hero’s Welcome at Liberty University

    01/18/2016 2:15:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 54 replies
    Time ^ | January 18, 2016, 12:31pm ET | Tessa Berenson
    It's become a truism this election season that whatever you expect to happen with Donald Trump, you're probably wrong. So add this to the list of surprises: On Monday, the thrice-married Republican frontrunner, who described himself as pro-choice as recently as 2000, traveled to the heart of conservative evangelism only to be greeted as a conquering hero. Trump spoke at the Liberty University convocation on Martin Luther King Day. Liberty is the largest Christian university in the world... So one might have expected that Trump, who declined to name his favorite Bible verse on the campaign trail, would have received...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Says He ‘Is Leading Billy Graham Wing’ of Evangelical Christians

    01/10/2016 6:46:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 10, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An email message sent out Friday morning by the campaign of Republican presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claims the junior senator from Florida "is leading the Billy Graham wing" of evangelical Christians, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "is leading the Jerry Falwell wing," and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump "is leading the Jimmy Swaggart wing." The email was signed by Eric Teetsell, who was hired by the Rubio campaign in November to serve as its director of Faith Outreach. It began with a controversial quote made at Roll Call last week by Russell Moore, an advocate of amnesty for illegal...
  • Hillary Clinton Accuses Liberty University President Falwell of Aiding ISIS

    12/08/2015 10:33:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2015 | Ray Nothstine
    In the wake of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. call to students and faculty to arm themselves against Muslim terrorists, Hillary Clinton accused the school's president of "hateful rhetoric." "This is the kind of deplorable not only hateful response to a legitimate security issue," Clinton declared Sunday to ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "But it is giving aid and comfort to ISIS and other radical jihadists." Falwell urged students and faculty during Friday's convocation at Liberty to arm themselves to help prevent attacks against terrorists intending to do harm on the American public. "I've always thought if more good people had...
  • CARSON PROPOSES SIX-MONTH REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR NON-CRIMINAL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    11/13/2015 11:22:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at a press conference after his remarks at Liberty University, Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was asked about what he would do with the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States. Carson said proposed a six-month registration period to register, then after that the case would be made on the legal status. -snip- Carson said, "When you look at farming industries, I've talked to farmers with multi-thousands acres farms and they say their business would collapse, I've talked to hotel owners and they say that they would have a very difficult time without them. That's...
  • OpEd: Latinos Fit Right In, See Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 2:45:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 23, 2015 | BY STEPHEN A. NUO
    With the announcement of Ted Cruz's candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination and his speech at the convocation of the ultra-conservative Liberty University, the country finds itself jilted to the right on the ideological spectrum. Ted Cruz is quite the curious ideological torchbearer precisely because he is Latino. The general assumption in politics is that growing Hispanic Latino participation in politics will only mean an ideological shift to the left. This makes Ted Cruz' candidacy a welcome reminder that Latino candidates won't, for good or bad, necessarily stray from traditional American politics any time soon. The son of Cuban immigrants...
  • Catholic Editor Comments on Romney's Commencement Speech at Liberty University

    06/07/2012 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 20 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Mitt Romney: Mormon Candidate at Baptist Liberty University Moves Catholic Editor By Keith A Fournier May 15th, 2012 Full Story at: (THIS LINK) Governor Romney did not attempt to argue the compatibility of his own religious faith and that of most of the graduates. I was relieved. He told the graduates and their guests, "People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from...
  • Liberty University Cuts Caner as Seminary Dean (Ergun Caner)

    06/28/2010 7:31:17 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 4 replies
    Christianity (Astray) Today ^ | 6-26-2010 | David Neff
    In a statement issued by Liberty University Friday, a panel of four trustees announced they had found that Ergun Caner, dean of the seminary at the Lynchburg, Virginia, school, had made "self-contradictory" statements about "dates, names and places of residence" in his public talks following the events of September 11, 2001. However, the trustees found no evidence to question Caner's basic claim that he was "a Muslim who converted to Christianity as a teenager."
  • Liberty U. to investigate alleged untruths by seminary president

    05/11/2010 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 23 replies · 518+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 5-11-2010 | Bob Allen
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (ABP) -- Liberty University will investigate reports that its seminary president has misled the public in his testimony about converting from militant Islam to Christianity, officials of the school in Lynchburg, Va., announced May 10. Liberty Provost Ron Godwin is reportedly forming a committee to conduct a formal inquiry into questions surrounding Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, that have circulated on blogs and more recently in media outlets including Christianity Today and Associated Baptist Press. "Liberty does not initiate personnel evaluations based upon accusations from Internet blogs," said Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., breaking weeks of...
  • Bloggers Target Seminary President (ERGUN CANER LIE)

    05/04/2010 8:46:58 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 9 replies · 509+ views
    Christianity (Astray) Today ^ | 5/03/2010 | John W Kennedy
    Liberty University's board of directors has declined to take public action against Ergun Caner, president of the university seminary, as bloggers raise doubts about Caner's account of his childhood as a Muslim. ... Foes want Caner to admit to what they label as exaggerations and lies, including claims such as: Growing up in Turkey, when he actually grew up in Ohio. Being raised in a devout Muslim home, rather than a nominal one. Having been involved in Islamic jihad. Having debated dozens of Muslims about the Islamic faith, although there is no video or audio evidence.
  • Falwell Apologizes To Gays, Feminists, Lesbians (Rev. Wright Should Apologize For His 9/11 Rant

    03/31/2008 12:41:07 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies · 815+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/14/2001 | Staff
    The Rev. Jerry Falwell said late Thursday he did not mean to blame feminists, gays or lesbians for bringing on the terror attacks in New York and Washington this week, in remarks on a television program earlier in the day...
  • Falwell and Wright

    03/17/2008 6:41:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | March 17, 2008 | Ross Douthat
    Ezra Kleins a smart guy, so Im assuming this is a parody of liberal cluelessness rather than the real thing: "Does anyone believe a long association with Jerry Falwell's church would have done anything but help McCain in the Republican primary, and gotten Democrats tagged as anti-religion when they tried to point out Falwell's nuttiness in the general? It's fine to be a Christian extremist in America. It's fine to believe, and say publicly, that everyone who hasn't accepted Jesus Christ into their heart will roast in eternal hellfire, fine to believe that the homosexuals caused Hurricane Katrina and the...
  • The Highway To Huckabee (Born Again, Moral Majority)

    02/17/2008 5:57:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies · 295+ views
    2/17/08 | Self
    In the 1970's and early 80's a new cliche emerged based on the Bible and the New Testament passage (John 3:16) where Christ spoke of the need to be "born again." Celebrities including President Jimmy Carter had the description "born again Christian" applied to their names. The man who was once Richard Nixon's "hatchet man" as White House Counsel, Chuck Colson, authored a best-selling book "Born Again" describing his conversion to Christianity. This wave of publicity got the national media and political leaders alike thinking about this group of Americans, described as being in the tens of millions. Meanwhile, the...
  • The Demise of the Religious Right? [Chuck Colson]

    11/03/2007 2:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 173+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | November 1, 2007 | Chuck Colson
    The cover story of Sundays New York Times Magazine pronounced the demise of the religious right in America. The ranks are demoralized, split, and liberal evangelicals are taking over with a new agenda for the environment and the poor. On the editorial page, the acerbic Frank Rich coordinated his column with the magazine, concluding, Inauguration Day 2009 is at the very least Armageddon for the reigning ayatollahs of the American right. Wow! Just three years ago the press touted conservative evangelicals as the most powerful voting block in America. What happened? Nothing. The press is up to its old tricks....
  • Keith, Still Think Falwell Wrong on Tinky? Call Musto

    10/24/2007 4:57:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 40+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Like a youngster stubbornly unwilling to admit that the Tooth Fairy isn't real, Keith Olbermann seems unable to accept that Tinky Winky is gay. Perhaps Keith should check with some of his more sophisticated friends. On last night's show, the Countdown host thought he was having fun at this NewsBuster's expense. Readers might recall my item from earlier this week, Gay Dumbledore: Somewhere, Jerry Falwell Is Smiling. View video here.
  • Gay Dumbledore: Somewhere, Jerry Falwell Is Smiling

    10/22/2007 10:44:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies · 441+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Its a childrens show, folks. To think we would be putting sexual innuendo in a childrens show is kind of outlandish." Spokesman for Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co., which licenses Teletubby characters in the United States. Yeah, outlandish. I mean, how could anyone imagine there could be undisclosed gay characters in pop-culture materials for children? That Jerry Falwell, what a Christian conservative crank! We all remember how the MSM rightly unloaded on him when he suggested that the Teletubby Tinky Winky could be a hidden homosexual, because "he is purple, the gay pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a...
  • Falwell's insurance policies pay off Liberty University debt

    08/27/2007 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 33 replies · 1,318+ views
    Falwell's insurance policies pay off Liberty University debt Associated Press Staff Reports OneNewsNow.com August 26, 2007 LYNCHBURG, Va. - Dr. Jerry Falwell had life insurance policies worth $34 million and the money has been used to erase the debt of Liberty University, the school he founded. The televangelist's son, Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., says his father named the university and Lynchburg's Thomas Road Baptist Church as beneficiaries to protect their future. The policies left $29 million to Liberty and another $5 million to the 22,000-member Thomas Road congregation, which Falwell had led, according to the News & Advance of...
  • Proposal To Name Part of Highway in Front of Liberty University After Dr. Jerry Falwell (VANITY)

    06/14/2007 6:22:45 PM PDT · by conservativeinferno · 4 replies · 255+ views
    The News and Advance ^ | 06/14/07 | conservativeinferno
    There is a proposal to name part of the highway that borders Falwell's Liberty University after him. The local newspaper, very influential in the community of Lynchburg, is taking a poll. I attend Liberty's law school, and would like to see this proposal put into action. If you have time, please vote on the online poll. It is located on the left-hand side of the page. Thank you Freepers.
  • Racism Propelled Falwell's Career (Moonbat Hate Alert)

    05/30/2007 5:32:12 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 929+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 30, 2007 | ALLEN ZAK
    Racism propelled Falwell's career Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:55 AM In his May 17 Dispatch Forum column, "Rev. Falwell changed the face of politics," appraising the late minister's legacy, Cal Thomas disingenuously characterized the Rev. Jerry Falwell's 1965 sermon, "Ministers and marches," as a critique of religious political activism. The sermon was actually an expression of Falwell's white-supremacist ideology. Falwell was an outspoken segregationist. Racism, not "values," launched Falwell and the Christian Right into politics. In a 1958 sermon to his Lynchburg, Va., congregation, one of many decrying civil rights, Falwell said, "When God has drawn a line of distinction,...