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  • 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...
  • Liberty University Panel to Investigate Seminary President Caner's statements (Lying about past?)

    05/23/2010 8:45:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 05/10/2010 | Timothy Morgan
    This evening, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia released by email this updated statement about Dr. Ergun Caner, president of the university seminary: Liberty University Provost Dr. Ron Godwin is forming a committee to investigate a series of accusations against Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The Internet allegations have questioned public statements Caner has made regarding the details of his personal life story. Godwin is forming a committee to conduct an official inquiry with a goal of issuing its conclusions by the end of June. Following inquiries from several members of the mainstream media, Liberty decided to initiate...
  • Glenn Beck- Inspiring Commencement Speech At Liberty University (Video)

    05/16/2010 2:23:23 PM PDT · by amabokcarab · 36 replies · 1,816+ views
    The Daily Beck ^ | May 15, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Thats Dr. Glenn Beck —Thanks to Liberty University Saturday morning in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University conveyed an honorary doctorate in humanities and scientists on Mormon conservative media heavyweight Glenn Beck. Breaking into his trademark tears, Beck told the stadium of 8,000 Liberty University grads and 20,000 friends and family members, "as a man who was never able to go to college—I went for one semester but I couldnt afford any more than that---I am humbled and honored." This was such an inspiring speech, gave me chills. My sister will graduate from Liberty next year, it is truly a great place....
  • Glenn Beck to Address Baptist Grads, but His Mormonism Sparks Debate

    05/15/2010 7:58:57 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 211 replies · 1,976+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | May 14, 2010 | David Gibson
    Glenn Beck is a darling of Fox News viewers and a must-see for legions of religious conservatives. So given his profile and right-of-center views, it was no surprise when it was announced that Beck would be a featured speaker at this Sunday's commencement at Baptist-run Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., the brainchild of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority. Falwell's son, Jerry Jr., is the current president of Liberty. In a statement explaining the invitation, he called Beck "one of the few courageous voices in the national media standing up for the principles upon which this...
  • 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.
  • Undercover at Thomas Road: An Interview with Gina Welch

    04/26/2010 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 6 replies · 469+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Trevin Wax
    Recently, I posted a review of Gina Welch's book, In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church. In case you aren't familiar with the book, it tells the story of how Welch faked a conversion experience, got baptized, and spent two years at Thomas Road Baptist Church [Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty University]. [This young lady spent two years at a church in which she "faked" being born again?] [Certainly there were those who knew something was wrong].
  • Glenn Beck to Give Liberty U. Commencement Speech

    04/23/2010 8:46:44 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 89 replies · 1,018+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | April 23, 2010 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Fox News commentator Glenn Beck will deliver the commencement address at Liberty University's May 15 graduation. “Beck is one of the few courageous voices in the national media standing up for the principles upon which this nation was founded,” Jerry Falwell Jr., chancellor of Liberty University, said in the school newspaper's story. The baccalaureate address will be delivered by Paige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, whom Falwell called one of the “patriarchs of Christian higher education." SNIP In 2008, Focus on the Family pulled an interview with Beck over concerns with his Mormon faith. Christianity Today did...
  • Liberty University versus Geithner

    03/25/2010 11:13:51 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 9 replies · 514+ views
    Liberty Council ^ | March 23, 2010 | Liberty University
    Link to text of complaint filed by Liberty University challenging the healthcare law on various grounds, including religious freedom
  • University, local lawmakers file suit over health-care bill

    03/25/2010 10:56:26 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 2 replies · 344+ views
    Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | March 24, 2010 | Ray Reed
    Liberty University sued the federal government Tuesday, saying Congress lacks authority for the “power grab” it makes with the health care bill. “We are greatly impacted by this law,” said LU Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. “We think it is a travesty, a miscarriage of justice, and we want to challenge it. “We are honored to take the lead on this,” Falwell said. Joining LU as plaintiffs in the lawsuit were Del. Kathy Byron, R-Campbell County, Lynchburg City Councilman Jeff Helgeson, whose ward includes LU, and a woman who would be forced to buy insurance under the bill, said Mat Staver,...
  • The Young America's Foundation's Top 10 Conservative College List for 2009-2010

    03/12/2010 7:41:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1,572+ views
    Young America’s Foundation is pleased to release the sixth annual “Top Conservative College” list in response to the frequently asked question by parents and students of which schools we recommend to those seeking conservative colleges. A wide variety of rankings exist for the market of American colleges and universities. Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its “America’s Best Colleges” edition. The magazine grades each institution based on factors including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, and student selectivity. Yet, U.S. News does not rank the overall experience that colleges offer. That is why Young America’s Foundation...
  • CPAC keeps GOProud, loses other sponsor (Liberty Law School Withdraws Sponsorship)

    01/13/2010 9:43:02 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 39 replies · 2,424+ views
    One News Now ^ | 01-13-10 | Jim Brown
    Liberty University Law School has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of next month's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington because a Republican homosexual activist group is being allowed to co-sponsor the event. ---snip---- Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently rejected an invitation from David Keene to speak at CPAC. According to a source close to Palin, the event is a forum that will put "special interests over core beliefs" and "pocketbook over policy."
  • Abortion Healthcare Bill is Unconstitutional (Stay focused Freepers)

    01/08/2010 10:26:15 AM PST · by yoe · 13 replies · 776+ views
    Liberty Counsel ^ | January 4, 2010 | Staff
    Congress lacks the authority to force healthcare coverage on people and businessesThe current healthcare bills pending in the Senate and the House are unconstitutional, because Congress lacks the authority to mandate insurance coverage for individuals or private businesses. If a bill passes that mandates individual coverage or requires private employers to provide coverage, Liberty Counsel will file suit challenging the constitutionality of the bill. Liberty University, the largest and fastest-growing Christian university in the world, with over 50,000 students, will be one of the plaintiffs in such a suit. Other plaintiffs include individuals, private nonprofit and for-profit businesses and organizations,...
  • Free Republic Founder Joins Boycott Of CPAC

    12/21/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 300 replies · 14,222+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12-21-09
    The founder of the website "Free Republic", Jim Robinson, has joined a growing boycott of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) due to a homosexual activist group sponsoring the event. GOProud, a group that advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and "expanding access to domestic partner benefits" for homosexuals, is listed as a sponsor of the event at CPAC's website. Mr. Robinson has joined a number of conservative activists including Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, and Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of...
  • McDonnell, the Christian conservative

    10/21/2009 7:38:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 1,126+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/21/2009 | Ben Smith
    Virginia Democrats are highlighting this video of GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell from a rally-the-base speech earlier today at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg. McDonnell's promise to be a champion for traditional marriage and anti-abortion stalwart comes on the morning following the final debate of the governor's race Tuesday night -- a debate where the Republican said that, if elected, his focus would be on issues such as jobs, transportation and energy. Pressed about his opposition to abortion at the debate, McDonnell was far less expansive than in front of the evangelical students at Liberty. And, it should be...
  • VT Students Join LU in Fight for Gun Rights(VA)

    10/17/2009 7:23:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 583+ views
    wset.com ^ | 16 October, 2009 | Jeremy Mills
    Lynchburg, VA - Supporters of the Second Amendment gathered Friday afternoon at the Liberty University (web) School of Law for a gun rights symposium. The discussion of current legal cases turned into a cry for help from students at Virginia Tech. Some Virginia Tech students even skipped class to do it. Alyson Boyce with VT Students for Concealed Carry President said, "Two and a half years ago, if you would have asked me anything about gun rights, I would not have been able to tell you a thing. Now, Boyce is the president of the Hokie Chapter of Students for...
  • Hating Sarah Palin - and Us

    07/23/2009 10:33:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 1,291+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-24-09 | Stuart Schwartz
    Return to the Article July 24, 2009Hating Sarah Palin - and UsBy Stuart Schwartz Any way you look at it, it's us vs. them. The media elite hate Sarah Palin with a passion -- the same passion they have used for decades to rant about us. We are the "primitive strain," the "booboisie," or, as The New York Times put it, the "Philistines." We are a people, according to Times columnist Maureen Dowd, that displays a "reptilian American desire " for prosperity and an innate disrespect for culture and our betters, who are the political and media elite that...
  • Liberty University and the Liberty to Dissent

    07/01/2009 9:31:56 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Christainity Today ^ | 1 July 2009 | Elrena Evans
    Last month, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, revoked its official recognition of the student Democratic group on campus, saying that the Democratic Party platform conflicted with the university's Christian principles. Following purported complaints from trustees, parents, and (perhaps most significantly) donors, Student Affairs Vice President Mark Hine sent an e-mail to Brian Diaz, president of the College Democrats, saying that the university was "unable to lend support to a club whose parent organization stands against the moral principles held by Liberty University." "By using Liberty University and Democrat in the name," Hine wrote, "the two are associated and the goals...
  • Virginia Man To Search For Noah's Ark In Turkey

    06/28/2009 5:17:15 AM PDT · by Fennie · 46 replies · 2,274+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 2, 2009 | Associated Press
    Saddened by the wickedness of man, God directs the righteous Noah to build an ark for his family and two of each species of animal. Together, they ride the ark through 40 days and 40 nights of torrential rains that God unleashes upon the Earth. And when the waters subside, Noah and the animals return to land. "That seems almost like a fairy story," said archaeologist Randall Price, who is director of Liberty University's new Center for Judaic Studies. "But we believe it was an actual event." This summer Price, 57, plans to continue on a journey to prove just...
  • Liberty University, Dem club reach compromise (Falwell caves)

    06/23/2009 8:33:32 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 14 replies · 566+ views
    Lynchburg News Advance ^ | June 23, 2009 | Christa Desrets
    After a month of back-and-forth negotiations, the controversy between Liberty University and the college Democrat club reached a resolution Monday. A proposed change in university policy, announced by Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. over the weekend, in effect puts the student club on equal footing with the school’s College Republicans. Both groups, along with any other political clubs on campus, now are recognized under the new policy as unofficial clubs. The move was embraced by a student leader of the Democratic club on Monday. “We decided to go ahead and implement (the policy) as of today,” Falwell said Monday. “The (College)...
  • University and Democrat Club makes Agreement

    06/23/2009 8:57:28 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies · 440+ views
    Liberty University News ^ | Liberty University News
    Liberty University’s student Democratic club has reached an agreement with the school on its status. Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said today that a change in university policy will allow the Liberty University College Democrats to exist as an unofficial club. The policy change, which took effect yesterday, also changed the College Republicans from an officially recognized campus group to the new unofficial status. Liberty withdrew official recognition of the Lynchburg school’s club last month because it supported the Democratic Party’s platforms and candidates. Under the new policy, the unofficial organizations won’t receive school funding but may use the Liberty name...
  • Undercover At An Evangelical University

    05/31/2009 5:06:56 PM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 22 replies · 1,728+ views
    NPR ^ | Kevin Roose
    Taking a semester off to travel and focus on writing isn't that unusual for a student at Brown University. But instead of studying comparative literature in Europe, Kevin Roose decided to go to Lynchburg, Va., and enroll at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Roose passed himself off as an evangelical Christian to blend in with students at the school founded by the late Moral Majority leader. The experience led to a book, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University.
  • LU officials meet with College Democrats - (The Left Just Lie)

    05/31/2009 12:16:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 5 replies · 523+ views
    Liberty University ^ | May 28 2009 | University Staff
    Liberty University officials met with three members of the College Democrats and its staff sponsor on Wednesday to review actions taken in the controversy that has garnered national media attention in the last week. At the crux of the discussion were statements made to the press by the club’s staff sponsor — statements the administration says did not explain the situation in enough context for the media to report accurately on the action taken by LU officials to drop endorsement of the group as a Liberty University club. At the meeting, LU officials urged the sponsor to issue a public...
  • Liberty University Says 'No' to Democrats [can you imagine Notre Dame doing this?]

    05/26/2009 8:11:24 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 710+ views
    Everyday Christian ^ | May 26, 2009 | Karyn Brownlee
    As of last Friday, Lynchburg, Virginia’s 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 school’s moral principles. The group may still meet on campus, but will not be an officially recognized club of the university and may not use Liberty’s 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...
  • Don't take this lying down (email from College Dems re: Liberty Univ.)

    05/26/2009 3:43:21 PM PDT · by iowamark · 38 replies · 1,422+ views
    College Dems ^ | 05/26/2009 | Lauren Wolfe
    ""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,...
  • Kaine urges Liberty to reverse ‘attack on the liberty of its students - (Another Liberal Lie)

    05/25/2009 10:12:39 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies · 827+ views
    LocalNews ^ | May 22 2009 | Ray Reed
    **My Comment: Timothy M. Kaine and gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe are "changeing" the facts to make it a story they can run with* Liberty University officials insisted Friday that they revoked recognition of the College Democrats club for religious reasons and not political ones, and they weren’t trying to stifle free speech. Politicians, including Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, urged the private school to reconsider. Using the letterhead of the Democratic National Committee, of which Kaine is chairman, he asked the school “to reverse this attack on the liberty of its students.” LU chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said the political club’s...
  • Liberty University says campus Democratic Club unChristian

    05/23/2009 2:04:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 68 replies · 1,470+ views
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | May 23, 11:58 | www.examiner.com
    "What would Jesus do?" is a question many Christians ask themselves when buying a car, choosing a charity to support or invading another country. When it comes to campus poliical clubs, Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia, thinks Jesus would limit certain First Amendment rights like freedom of speech and the right of assembly... at least as far as Democrats are concerned. In an email dated May 15, Mark Hine, the university's Vice President for Student Affairs, revoked recognition of the campus Democrats Club. In part, the email reads... "I must inform you that the College democrats club is no longer...
  • Christian University Decertifies Democrat Club, Why it is the Right Decision

    05/23/2009 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies · 639+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/23/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Tell me President Obama, how many babies would Jesus kill? Liberty University, a Christian college situated near Lynchburg, Virginia and founded in 1971 by Jerry Falwell, has this week decertified its college Democratic Party club over the singular fact that the National Democratic Party is a supporter of abortion. After the debacle of allowing a president that is a supporter of infanticide being invited to speak at the leading Catholic University in the nation, I can only say that Liberty University should be congratulated for standing up for its principles. At least these Baptists actually believe in something unlike the...
  • Conservative University Founded by Jerry Falwell Bans College Democrats Club

    05/22/2009 7:26:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies · 1,527+ views
    fox news ^ | 5/22/2009 | ap
    Liberty University has ordered its fledgling College Democrats club to shut down, saying the group stands against the conservative Christian school's moral principles. Club president Brian Diaz said he was shocked to be notified by e-mail last week that the club was being banned by the private university in Lynchburg founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The university first recognized it in the fall. "We were shocked, as well, that (the club) even got accepted. It was huge, and we were glad that Liberty did that," Diaz said in a telephone interview from Orlando, Fla. The club is barred...
  • Liberty University Shuts Down Campus Democratic Party Club

    05/22/2009 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 106 replies · 3,240+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 22 | Anita Kumar
    Liberty University will no longer recognize its campus Democratic Party club because its parent organization stands against the conservative Christian school's moral principles. The club, which has about 30 members, will no longer be able to use Liberty's name, hold on-campus meetings or be eligible for student activities money. "I think it does the university a great disservice to stifle one side of the discussion simply because we are Democrats,'' said Maria Childress, the club's adviser and an administrative assistant at the school. Brian Diaz, president of Liberty's Democratic club said he was informed of the school's decision in a...
  • Ivy Leaguer `infiltrates' Falwell's university

    04/22/2009 2:26:15 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 25 replies · 1,412+ views
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Kevin Roose managed to blend in during his single semester at Liberty University, attending lectures on the myth of evolution and the sin of homosexuality, and joining fellow students on a mission trip to evangelize partyers on spring break. Roose had transferred to the Virginia campus from Brown University in Providence, a famously liberal member of the Ivy League. His Liberty classmates knew about the switch, but he kept something more important hidden: He planned to write a book about his experience at the school founded by fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell. Each conversation about salvation or hand-wringing...
  • Student Infiltrates Liberty University to Write Exposé and Discovers Intolerance...From the Left

    04/22/2009 7:24:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies · 1,885+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 22, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    This is just too funny! A liberal Ivy League student decides to enroll at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Virgina and write a book exposé (The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University) supposedly showing the intolerance that must be there, or so he thought. The liberal student, however, was surprised to find little of the expected intolerance but is now finding plenty of it from the left because his book was not an outright condemnation of Liberty University nor of Jerry Falwell whom he met during his semester there. An AP story by Eric Tucker sets the...
  • University Opens Off-Campus Range For Student Use

    02/21/2009 7:21:40 AM PST · by epow · 24 replies · 817+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 2/20/09 | STAFF
    Kudos to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where it was recently announced that students will be allowed to use the university's off-campus firearm ranges to shoot. The two ranges, used primarily to train the university's police officers, will permit the use of rifles, shotguns, and handguns during designated shooting hours. "I am a firm believer in using all of the university's assets to benefit students and to enhance the student experience at LU," said Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. "Recently, we have had students asking for a place to target shoot, so it made perfect sense to open the range to...