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  • Just Who Are 'Trump's Evangelicals'?

    03/06/2016 6:58:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | MARCH 6, 2016 | Molly Jackson
    Just Who Are 'Trump's Evangelicals'? Debates whether conservative Christians should support Donald Trump's presidential bid have revived a more long-term question: Who 'counts' as an evangelical, anyway?' By Molly Jackson, Staff MARCH 6, 2016 Donald Trump has not yet given voters a nuanced view of his understanding of Christian communion: The professed Presbyterian referred to the sacramental bread as "my little cracker" during a meeting with conservative Christian leaders last year; more recently, he tried to put money in an Iowa church's communion plate ahead of the state caucus. But if the unconventional GOP candidate has a tendency to overlook...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Trump endorsement draws objections from his late father’s confidant

    03/01/2016 2:20:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2016 | Phillip Rucker
    This story has been updated. It was one of Donald Trump’s first powerful endorsements: Jerry Falwell Jr., who testified for many evangelical Christians that despite leading a life of excess, the thrice-married, trash-talking mogul was indeed a God-fearing president-in-waiting. But Falwell’s plunge into presidential politics did not sit so well with intimates of his late father, Jerry Falwell Sr., nor with some at Liberty University, the Christian college in Virginia founded by the elder Falwell and now led by his son. Mark DeMoss, who for many years served as chief of staff to Falwell Sr. and considered the televangelist a...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr To The Brody File: I Want Donald Trump In The Foxhole With Me

    02/01/2016 5:50:17 AM PST · by don-o · 18 replies
    CBN News ^ | 1/31/16 | David Brody
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr , the influential evangelical figure who has endorsed Donald Trump for president tells The Brody File that evangelicals should focus on two key concerns when thinking about voting for Trump. "I think they have to look to what issues are critical to the future of our country. It's security, it's our economy," Falwell Jr. says. He believes Trump is the guy who will fight for America. "When I'm in a foxhole, the guy I want beside me shooting, I don't care if he's one of us or not. If he's a Christian, that's great...
  • Trump gives $100K to group that trains dogs to help veterans

    01/30/2016 7:42:05 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday presented a check for $100,000 to an organization that trains dogs for veterans with PTSD and mobility issues. Trump gave the check to the Puppy Jake Foundation during a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa, with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. Three dogs and Puppy Jake representatives came onstage to receive the donation...
  • Liberty University's president is blocking students on Twitter

    01/29/2016 11:02:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Do you disagree with Liberty University's president's decision to endorse Donald Trump for president? You could get blocked on Twitter if you tweet your dissatisfaction with the endorsement. Tyler McNally, a Liberty University student (and someone I've followed for a few years), tweeted a screenshot Friday afternoon showing Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. blocking him on his Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/TnQ6uXJtiM - Tyler McNally (@Tyler_McNally) January 29, 2016 "My school president blocked me. AMA" McNally wrote. ("AMA" is an acronym for "Ask Me Anything," a joke referencing a section of Reddit where users ask questions to celebrities or those with...
  • [VIDEO]Jerry Falwell Jr. Speaks out on Trump Endorsement

    01/28/2016 8:49:36 PM PST · by bushwon · 34 replies
    CNN News ^ | 1/28/2015 | CNN VIdeo
    This is my commentary based on video. Salient points begin at 2:30 Jerry Falwell, Jr. just did the most amazing endorsement of Trump. A few points he made, but watch video for actual: 1. His dad got a lot of flack for endorsing a divorced Hollywood actor, Ronald Reagan. 2. He discussed how Liberty U. was failing financially years ago and they hired the best lawyers, accountants, etc....not based on their faith, but based on their expertise. They turned Liberty U. around and he said the US is very much like Liberty U., and Trump has a track record of...
  • Hannity interviews Jerry Falwell, Jr.

    01/23/2016 7:24:40 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 92 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 1/18/2016
    Wonderful interview here of Jerry Falwell, Jr.
  • The Religion of Trump - Will evangelicals balk at pulling the lever for him?

    01/19/2016 10:48:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 25, 2016 | TERRY EASTLAND
    The Constitution provides that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." But, as Gary Scott Smith of Grove City College writes in his new book, Religion in the Oval Office, "Throughout American history many citizens have viewed strong faith as an asset, if not a requirement, for politicians, especially presidents." The biography of faith, such as it is, of the Republican presidential candidate who has led the polls for six months starts with First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens. That is the church Donald Trump's parents attended...
  • Trump at Liberty University: There’s a verse in “Two Corinthians” that really says it all

    01/18/2016 5:56:18 PM PST · by Isara · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 18, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A lot of guffawing about this by reporters on social media today. Mollie Hemingway wonders: Who pulled them aside and told them it’s supposed to be “Second Corinthians”? Mildly getting kick out of media, who (at best) give a pitch perfect impression of Biblical illiteracy, mocking Trump for 'Two Corinthians.'— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 18, 2016 Readers grumble that I’m too negative about Trump so let me pay him a sincere compliment. I admire that he has the stones to go into a place like Liberty and not even make a pretense of being a devout believer. You could dismiss what...
  • Falwell Jr: Trump a Breath of Fresh Air (Video)

    01/18/2016 5:12:19 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/18/16 | Cathy Burke
    The son of iconic Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell hailed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as a "breath of fresh air" in a duplicitous political world and compared the real estate mogul to his father for eschewing political correctness. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/donald-trump-jerry-falwell-jr-liberty-university-speech/2016/01/18/id/709880/
  • Trump Takes A HUGE Stand For Christianity…Says What Obama Won’t!!!

    01/18/2016 4:14:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 190 replies
    TRUMP TAKES A STAND... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at Christian university, Liberty University, on Monday and said "Christianity is under siege." "Somehow we have to unify," he said. "We have to band together. We have to do really, in a really large version, what they've done at Liberty. Because Liberty University has done that," Trump said. "You've banded together. You've created one of the great universities, colleges, anywhere in the country, anywhere in the world. And our country has to do that around Christianity," he continued. "So get together, folks. And let's do it. Because we can do...
  • 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...
  • Evangelical leader blasts Falwell for hosting Trump

    01/18/2016 11:48:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 234 replies
    Politico | January 18, 2016 | Blake Hounshell
    One of the United States' most influential evangelical leaders blasted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Monday for hosting Donald Trump to give a campaign speech. Russell Moore, who heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, let fly a series of tweets after Falwell gave a glowing introduction to Trump, calling him "one of the greatest visionaries of our time" and saying Trump "lives a life of helping others ... as Jesus taught in the New Testament." Moore appeared incredulous at Falwell's language, which was more effusive than he had...
  • Trump bungles Bible reference at Liberty University

    01/18/2016 10:26:35 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 459 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 01/18/2016 | Blake Hounshell
    Donald Trump, speaking to a religious crowd at Virginia's Liberty University on Monday, turned to scripture. "We're going to protect Christianity. I can say that. I don't have to be politically correct," he said. "Two Corinthians, 3:17, that's the whole ballgame ... is that the one you like?"
  • Donald Trump dedicates 'record' crowd size to Martin Luther King

    01/18/2016 10:05:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump began his Monday-morning speech on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by touting his "record" crowd size there. Trump was speaking in Lynchburg, Virginia, at Liberty University's convocation. The Republican presidential front-runner noted that he also drew a big audience in 2012 when he addressed the Christian university.
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump speaking at Liberty University @ 10:30am today [1-18-16]

    01/18/2016 5:34:27 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 663 replies
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University’s first convocation of 2016. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM EST.
  • Donald Trump to speak at Liberty University

    01/05/2016 11:35:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 1/5/16 | Lesley Clark
    .....Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University on Jan. 18, the latest presidential hopeful to address the conservative school founded by the late Jerry Falwell. Trump - who spoke in 2012 at the Virginia school - is scheduled to address the school's students on the first day of classes for the spring semester, the News & Advance in Lynchburg reported. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. told the newspaper that he and his wife, Becki, have stayed in "close contact" with Trump since his 2012 appearance on campus. Falwell and Trump also spoke after Falwell's December appearance on "The Sean...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.: If more good people had concealed guns, 'we could end those Muslims'

    12/05/2015 2:53:54 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 5, 2015 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    I've always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in," he says, the rest of his sentence drowned out by loud applause while he said, "and killed them." Falwell said that when he referred to "those Muslims," he was referring to Islamic terrorists, specifically those behind the attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino. "That's the only thing I would clarify," Falwell said. "If I had to say what I said again, I'd say exactly the same thing."
  • Liberty University president urges students to arm selves

    12/05/2015 10:40:18 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 5 Dec 15 | Staff
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The president of Liberty University urged students at the Christian school to carry concealed weapons on campus to counter any possible armed attack like the mass killings in San Bernardino, Calif. "Let's teach them a lesson if they ever show up here," President Jerry Falwell Jr. told students at a convocation Friday. The call-to-arms was met with rousing applause from students, but some said Falwell went too far when he appeared to be referring specifically to Muslims, the News & Advance reported. "I've always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could...
  • LU President Jerry Falwell Jr. Makes Controversial Comments at Convo (advises concealed carry)

    12/04/2015 6:29:38 PM PST · by randita · 10 replies
    WSET News ^ | 12/4/15 | WSET Newsroom
    December 4, 2015-Lynchburg, VA - Students are reacting to Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Junior's comments during convocation on Friday. Video of Falwell's statements include him saying "if more good people had conceal carry permits then we can end those Muslims before(Not translatable). Watch the video below (on website). VERBATIM: Falwell, Jr: If the people in that community center had had what I got in my back pocket right now(Applause and Cheering). Falwell, Jr: Illegal to pull it out? I don't know. (Laughter) Falwell, Jr: If more good people had conceal carry permits then we can end those Muslims before(Not...
  • Macel Falwell, widow of Rev. Jerry Falwell, dies

    10/16/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Macel Falwell, the widow of the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., has died. She was 82. Jonathan Falwell, the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and one of the Falwells’ three children, posted a message on Twitter late Thursday night. “My sweet mom slipped into Heaven just a little while ago. I can’t believe I’ve been so blessed to have her in my life,” he wrote. Additionally, the Thomas Road Baptist Church website has a photo of Macel Falwell with the accompanying text, “In Loving Memory of Mrs. Jerry Falwell.” Macel Falwell was born Macel Pate on Oct. 4, 1933. Jerry...
  • Bernie Sanders is speaking at Liberty University right now

    09/14/2015 8:09:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Don't know what he is saying, but I find it amazing this conservative Christian school is more tolerant of a socialist than most secular schools are of Christians.
  • Bernie Sanders praises Liberty University, seeks common ground

    09/14/2015 10:11:45 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | September 14, 2015 | Eric Bradner and Manu Raju
    Lynchburg, Virginia (CNN)Citing the Bible, Sen. Bernie Sanders told a crowd of 10,000 conservative Christian students at Liberty University on Monday that while they'll never agree on social issues, "maybe, just maybe" they'll find common cause on income inequality. The Democratic presidential contender ventured onto traditionally Republican territory -- the evangelical university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell -- in hopes of converting some new admirers.
  • Bernie: America Founded on Racism

    09/14/2015 12:51:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This next sound bite proves a point that I have been making for many, many moons here. Bernie Sanders is at Liberty University. This is the University founded by Dr. Jerry Falwell, which was and is hated by who? The American left and the Democrat Party. "It's the Moral Majority! What's Bernie Sanders doing there?" Well, I think Bernie Sanders was invited, but he went there to speak. And during the Q&A portion of his appearance, Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development David Nasser asked Mr. Sanders this question: "As far as race inequality is concerned, this question from...
  • Bernie Sanders to Liberty U.: America Was Founded on ‘Racist Principles’

    09/14/2015 5:28:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/14/15 | Alex Griswold
    **SNIP** “And I would also say that as a nation– the truth is, that a nation which in many ways was created, and I’m sorry to have to say this, from way back on racist principles, that’s a fact– we have come a long way as a nation,” he added. “My guess is that probably not everybody here is an admirer or voted for Barack Obama,” Sanders said. “But the point is, in 2008 this country took a huge step forward in voting for a candidate based on his ideas and not the color of his skin.”
  • Here’s why Bernie Sanders plans to speak at Liberty University next month

    08/18/2015 1:04:43 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 15 replies
    Wash po ^ | 8/5 | Wash po
    But the independent senator from Vermont , who is vying to be the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential nominee, has been booked to speak there next month at a university convocation. “It goes without saying that my views on many issues -- women’s rights, gay rights, education and many other issues -- are very different from the opinions of some in the Liberty University community,” Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who is Jewish, said Wednesday night, in comments relayed by a spokesman. But Sanders said he would like to see if “we can reach consensus regarding the grotesque level of income...
  • Sanders schedules stop at Liberty University

    08/05/2015 6:01:08 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans on addressing students at the evangelical Liberty University next month. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate plans to visit the Lynchburg, Va. campus on Sept. 14 for the school’s fall convocation, according to Liberty’s website. Its website touts the event — held three a times a week at its Vines Center — as “North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students.” The Lynchburg News & Advance said the events frequently draw more than 12,000 people. The speeches are also mandatory for residential, undergraduate students at Liberty. Sanders’s appearance would provide him with a younger, more conservative...
  • Liberty University's 2015 keynote commencement speaker will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

    05/04/2015 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Liberty.edu ^ | 5-4-2015
    On May 9, Liberty University will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2015 during its 42nd annual Commencement Exercises. More than 17,500 degrees will be awarded. The university is preparing for an expected 34,000 guests at the main ceremony at Williams Stadium. More than 7,700 master’s degrees and over 500 doctoral degrees will be awarded, including 60 degrees from Liberty University School of Law. Liberty will recognize over 5,400 graduates who are active military, veterans, or spouses of service members. Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. This year’s keynote Commencement speaker will be former Florida Gov....
  • Matthews Jabs Jeb for 'Stooping' to 'That Evangelical Crowd'

    04/15/2015 5:17:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This was ugly. On his MSNBC show this evening, Chris Matthews criticized Jeb Bush, who will be speaking at Liberty University, for "stooping" to "that evangelical crowd" Let's play some political madlibs and imagine that instead of "stooping to that evangelical crowd," Matthews had criticized a candidate who spoke at an Islamic center for "stooping to that Muslim crowd." Cue the cries of religious bigotry! View the video here.
  • Take that, Ted Cruz: Jeb Bush heads to Liberty University to pander to the Christian right

    04/15/2015 10:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | April 15, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    The "moderate" Bush will contest the evangelical vote because next to big donors, they’re his most loyal base. Jeb Bush famously told us that to win the White House, a Republican presidential candidate had to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general, without violating your principles.” It was widely interpreted as evidence that if Bush ran, he’d do it as a more centrist, reasonable candidate who’d be, in his own words, “much more uplifting, much more positive,” and willing to stand up to fire-and-brimstone party hardliners. Now comes the news that Bush will give the commencement address...
  • Christians Under Attack: Leftists Urge IRS to Attack Liberty University

    04/07/2015 6:46:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Larry Provost
    Leftists are now openly asking the IRS to once again threaten the tax exempt status of a non-profit. This time it is Liberty University. Recently, Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States on twitter. This was the first time twitter was used for such an announcement. This was historic in of itself. Later that day, the Senator’s first public speech after his announcement was at Liberty University. President Falwell of Liberty University clearly stated that Cruz’s appearance was not an endorsement of his candidacy. This is in keeping with university tradition as well as...
  • Watchdog group questions Cruz appearance at Liberty University

    03/29/2015 5:28:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Lynchburg News and Advance ^ | March 29, 2015 | by Alicia Petska
    The watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State is calling foul on Sen. Ted Cruz’s appearance at Liberty University last week and pointing to it as an example of the need for renewed IRS enforcement. In a letter to the IRS, Americans United said Cruz’s speech at an LU convocation on March 23 amounted to a campaign rally that students had to attend or risk being fined. This is “precisely the sort of activity that should warrant an investigation into the school’s tax status,” reads the letter signed by Americans United Executive Director Barry Lynn. “It sure...
  • Man charged with abduction of Hannah Graham was expelled from [...] University after [rape claim]

    09/25/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/25/2014 | Nick Fagge
    Jesse 'LJ' Matthew, the man charged with the abduction of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, was accused of rape when he studied at Liberty University, MailOnline can exclusively reveal. Matthew was expelled from the Christian university founded by Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 2002, following the alleged sex attack on a female student but was not charged with any crime, former teammates said.[snip] As a gifted football player, 'LJ' - as he likes to be known - won a sports scholarship to Liberty University after he was named Charlottesville's 'Athlete of the Year' in 1999. [snip] Former Liberty Flames...
  • We Are Not Partnering With Benny Hinn, Liberty University Clarifies

    04/09/2014 5:13:40 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Rae Powell
    Liberty University, in response to a heated Internet firestorm over the Benny Hinn Ministries' Liberty University Institute of Biblical Studies (LHBI), issued a statement regarding its firm lack of association with the Pentecostal televangelist:
  • Supreme Court Rejects Liberty U 'Obamacare' Employer Mandate Challenge

    12/02/2013 2:47:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/02/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Monday a lawsuit by Liberty University challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's, or "Obamacare's," mandate that employers with more than 50 employees provide health insurance for its employees. In an interview with The Christian Post, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver, who is representing Liberty University, said he wished the court would have taken the case, but future challenges to the employer mandate are still possible. Liberty's challenge was based upon the argument that Congress does not have the authority to require that employers provide health insurance. The government defended its authority under the Commerce...
  • High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over health law

    12/02/2013 9:12:49 AM PST · by TheBigB · 165 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | 12/2 | AP
    <p>The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law.</p> <p>The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing Liberty University's lawsuit.</p>
  • Liberty U. student shot and killed in confrontation with campus police

    11/19/2013 1:28:40 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nick Anderson
    A 19-year-old Liberty University student was shot and killed early Tuesday at an off-campus women’s dormitory in a confrontation with a campus police officer. University officials said they had received reports that a male student attacked the officer with a sledgehammer in the dorm’s lobby. The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. at a hall known as Residential Annex II, on Albert Lankford Drive, a little more than three miles from the main campus. Lynchburg police said they responded to a call for help at 4:07 a.m. from the residence hall. “This appears to be an isolated incident and there...
  • Why Did Facebook Block Kirk Cameron’s New Movie?

    07/19/2013 10:57:56 AM PDT · by Theo · 51 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | July 18, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    It’s something of a social networking mystery. Why did Facebook block Kirk Cameron’s upcoming faith-based movie, “Unstoppable”? Cameron announced on his fan page Thursday that Facebook had blocked fans from posting any links to the website promoting his film because the content was labeled “abusive and unsafe.” “We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them,” Cameron wrote on his personal Facebook fan page. The film was made in partnership with Liberty University, the self-proclaimed largest Christian university in the world. After Cameron alerted more than 500,000 Facebook fans of his predicament, the...
  • Liberty’s Obamacare Challenge Provides Glimmer of Hope

    03/12/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Robert Knight
    In 1919, back when the United States was a constitutional republic, Congress passed a child labor law imposing a 10 percent excise tax on companies that violated it. A North Carolina furniture maker challenged the law and won. In 1922, the Supreme Court ruled in Bailey v. Drexel Furniture that although child labor laws have a noble purpose, the means – Congress using taxing power as a penalty – was unconstitutional. This was before Franklin Roosevelt’s court-packing threat in1937 ended the Supreme Court’s resistance to grandiose expansions of federal power. The child labor issue, by the way, was resolved when...
  • Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University

    03/08/2013 5:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Gay rights activists are demanding Tim Tebow back out of a speaking engagement at Liberty University just two weeks after pressuring the New York Jets quarterback to cancel a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Tebow is expected to speak this weekend at Wildfire – a men’s conference hosted by the conservative Christian university. His remarks will be closed to the general public. The professional football player is well-known for sharing his faith in Christ – but in recent weeks he’s come under fire from the national media and gay rights activists for speaking in churches...
  • Supreme Court revives challenge to ObamaCare on religious-liberty grounds

    11/26/2012 7:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A decision by the Supreme Court this morning opens up a potential new avenue of attack against ObamaCare on the grounds of religious liberty — and not just the HHS contraception mandate. The court overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Liberty University over the health-system overhaul, in a move that was not opposed by the Obama administration in court: The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.The court on Monday ordered the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., to consider the claim by Liberty...
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney - Liberty University Commencement

    05/12/2012 9:29:30 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 20 replies
    Republican presidential nominee nomineeMitt Romney delivers the commencement speech at Virginia's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Saturday, May 12, 2012. "Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman."
  • Evangelicals: Mitt Romney hit right note

    05/12/2012 3:38:57 PM PDT · by svxdave · 373 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/2012 | Ginger Gibson
    LYNCHBURG, Va. — Evangelical leaders praised Mitt Romney’s speech today at Liberty University, saying that the Mormon candidate was right to acknowledge his religious differences with other Christian voters. “It was an acknowledgment that the issues that social conservatives and evangelicals care about are important issues to Gov. Romney and as he sees them [as] part of a successful economic platform for the country,” said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. Perkins added that there wasn’t anything the presumptive GOP presidential nominee — who many evangelical voters regarded with skepticism during the primary while backing Rick Santorum — should have...
  • ROMNEY AT LIBERTY LEADS TO ANGRY STUDENT RESPONSE [Falwell's U. issues Mitt commencement invite]

    04/22/2012 1:25:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 102 replies
    WorldNetDaily/CNN ^ | April 21, 2012
    'University should have gotten a Christian to speak not someone who practices a cult' (CNN) Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of...Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address. By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the school’s Facebook page about the Thursday announcement – a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian faith.
  • The Top 15 conservative colleges in the US (For 2012)

    03/25/2012 11:59:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | 03/23/2012 | Lynn O'Shaughnessy
    (MoneyWatch) If you agree with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum that colleges are too liberal, take heart. There are institutions of higher learning that pride themselves on their conservatism. In response to frequent requests by families, the Young America's Foundation has released a list of its top conservative colleges, which includes schools from Virginia to California. In alphabetical order, here are the foundation's 15 favorite conservative colleges and universities: 1. Christendom College (Va.) This small Catholic institution with just 400 students happens to enjoy Santorum's stamp of approval. The presidential candidate, who is Catholic, serves on the advisory board of...
  • The Rest of the Story: 26 LU students request permits to carry guns on campus(VA)

    12/30/2011 7:45:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    newsadvance.com ^ | 29 December, 2011 | Liz Barry
    When Liberty University senior Craig Storrs returns from Christmas break, he plans to apply for permission to carry on campus his Bersa .380, a small handgun he owns for self-defense. If Storrs’ application is approved, he will join the first wave of students packing heat at Liberty. Since LU announced the new firearms policy in late November, 64 students, faculty and staff have applied for permission to carry guns on campus, according to university officials. Liberty officials would not disclose how many applications had been approved, but said they received requests from 26 students and 38 faculty and staff members...
  • Liberty University OKs Concealed Guns On Campus

    11/16/2011 2:56:28 PM PST · by Wage Slave · 6 replies
    The News & Advance ^ | 16 November 2011 | Liz Barry
    Liberty University has approved a policy that will allow visitors, students and staff who have concealed weapons permits to carry guns on campus....
  • Michele Bachmann wins Liberty University Awakening straw poll

    04/12/2011 3:43:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 76 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/11/11 6:55 PM EDT Updated: 4/11/11 7:18 PM EDT Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/04 | KENDRA MARR
    Michele Bachmann won a straw poll held at a conservative conference this weekend. | AP photo Michele Bachmann scored a victory in a straw poll held at a conservative conference over the weekend. The Minnesota congresswoman won 23 percent of the vote from attendees of The Awakening 2011, a gathering at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Though she was scheduled to address attendees, Bachmann sent a video message instead while she remained in Washington because of the potential government shutdown. Mike Huckabee came in a close second place, taking 23 percent. Newt Gingrich, who actually spoke to the conference’s...
  • Sarah Palin coming to Lynchburg, VA in Oct. 2011

    03/08/2011 8:29:20 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    A women’s conference coming to Lynchburg in October lists former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as one of its speakers. The Extraordinary Women Conference announced Palin’s visit on Tuesday for its conference on Oct. 7 and 8 at Liberty University’s Vines Center. “Extraordinary Women is pleased to announce that Governor Sarah Palin will be sharing her testimony of faith with us at the 2011 Lynchburg Ewomen conference,” the group’s website states under the headline, “Latest News.” “We are also excited to share that this year’s Central Virginia conference and National Simulcast will be held in the Vines Center on Liberty University’s...