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  • 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...
  • [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...
  • How the RNC squashed its only conservative-media debate

    01/20/2016 7:24:40 AM PST · by McGruff · 16 replies
    POLITICO ^ | January 20, 2016 | Hadas Gold and Shane Goldmacher
    The Washington Times and Liberty University were planning for a year. And then the Republican Party pulled the plug. More than a year ago, huddled in secret, the Republican National Committee began negotiations with conservative news organizations to wrest at least one presidential primary debate from the grip of the mainstream media. It was to be an event by and for the GOP's base, free of the constraints of a big network, to ensure candidates a forum to speak about conservative issues in a conservative frame for conservative voters. That debate would have happened this week at Liberty University with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Jesus Joins the NRA

    12/14/2015 10:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Matt Barber
    "Hillary is a liar."This was Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.'sresponse to Sean Hannity when asked about Hillary Clinton's disgusting, and completely out-of-context, charge that he committed treason by encouraging LU students to defend themselves should Muslim terrorists, like the "San Bernardino Two," ever attack Liberty University. Clinton, a woman intimately familiar with the elements of treason, made her defamatory accusation on ABC's"This Week with George Stephanopoulos."While addressing nearly 13,000 students, faculty and staff at Liberty's convocation late last week, Falwell encouraged those 21 and older to avail themselves of LU's groundbreaking, perfectly legal and clearly much-needed concealed-carry policy."I always...
  • Liberty University to allow guns in dorms

    12/11/2015 8:26:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2015 | Ashley Pratte
    On Wednesday, Liberty University announced that it is ending a ban on firearms in residence halls on campus as a way to keep students safe in the wake of the recent deadly terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California.It is important to note that the Lynchburg, Virginia campus is known for its conservative and Christian values. Students, faculty, and staff who have concealed carry permits recognized in the state of Virginia have been allowed to carry concealed firearms on campus since 2011 according to reporting by the Washington Post. In addition, students have the ability to take conceal carry classes...
  • 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...
  • Liberty in Carrying Weapons

    12/07/2015 5:37:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2015 | Larr Provost
    Seldom have I been prouder of my alma mater, Liberty University. Last week the President of Liberty, Jerry Falwell, Jr., was speaking to the students in convocation, the world's largest weekly gathering of Christian students. In that gathering, Mr. Falwell said that students should arm themselves and receive handgun instruction in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and California; incidentally two of the places in the world with the strictest gun control laws. President Falwell also said that if Islamic terrorists tried to harm his students, they would have another thing coming to them. Mr. Falwell's comments were right...
  • 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...
  • In Welcoming Sanders, Liberty University Shows the Left How to Handle Dissent

    09/16/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2015 | by Andrew T. Walker
    Most have heard by now that Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at Liberty University yesterday. Liberty, of course, is the university masthead for conservative Christianity and the origin of the Jerry Falwell enterprise. Its influence in merging conservative Christianity with Republicans politics is well known. Sanders, of course, is the notoriously liberal nay, socialist United States senator from Vermont now running a long-shot bid for the presidency. Sanders is an avowed progressive whose views earnestly mimic those of European statists. Hes progay rights, progay marriage, and pro-abortion. On issues near and dear to conservative Christians life and marriage...
  • Sanders to speak at Liberty University

    08/05/2015 10:15:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WESH-TV ^ | August 6, 2015 | Dan Merica, CNN
    Bernie Sanders will venture into unfamiliar territory on Sept. 14 when he delivers a convocation speech at Liberty University, a massive evangelical Christian university in central Virginia. Sanders, a culturally Jewish democratic socialist, is an odd headliner for the reliability conservative school that was founded by the late Jerry Falwell, a Southern Baptist preacher known as the father of the Christian right. Liberty released their fall convocation schedule on Wednesday and Sanders was listed at the Sept. 14 speaker. The other speakers include Christian artists and authors Korie and Sadie Robertson, stars of A&E's Duck Dynasty, and Rep. Louie Gohmert,...
  • Ted Cruz, our ayatollah: Fight back now, or welcome to the 2016 religious right hellstorm

    05/03/2015 5:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2015 | Jeffrey Tayler
    Way too many of us believe in a magic book negated by science and peppered with all manner of misanthropic myths. A lawyer and an associate dean at Liberty University, a columnist for Glenn Becks The Blaze, and the founder of WNDs Christian fundamentalist site Barbwire.com, Matt Barber might seem like an evangelical fringe character, but, clearly, he means to have his voice heard and his pronouncements taken seriously: his work appears under the portentous slogan RELATIVISTS BEWARE: TRUTH TOLD HERE. Yet he is affiliated with Glenn Beck, so, in pursuit of Truth-Telling, he sees fit to publish such essays...
  • 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.
  • 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 Senators first public speech after his announcement was at Liberty University. President Falwell of Liberty University clearly stated that Cruzs appearance was not an endorsement of his candidacy. This is in keeping with university tradition as well as...
  • 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...
  • Leftist Intolerance at the University

    03/25/2015 8:18:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Larry Provost
    Leftists once again are distorting Liberty University after Sen. Ted Cruz spoke there on Monday. It is time for leftists to face the facts. On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the Presidency of the United States. The first public venue for his candidacy was Liberty University; the worlds largest Christian University. Sen. Cruz received an enthusiastic reception from the over 10,000 gathered students when he spoke at the convocation held three times a week at the University; the largest weekly gathering of Christian students in North America. The Senator spoke on a number...
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruzs statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those global warming alarmists who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the factually irrational Cruz is apparently now determined to stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House. The public slap down and the dis of Brown came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • The Left Goes Berserk: This Is Why Liberals' Heads Are Exploding Over Cruz's Speech

    03/23/2015 4:27:59 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    There’s something interesting going on online. Just go to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and search for “Ted Cruz,” “#TedCruz2016″ or “Ted Cruz candidate.” Do you notice something? That’s right, people’s heads are truly exploding. Many conservative activists are celebrating Cruz’s official announcement that he’ll run for president. They believe he’s just what they and the rest of America need: a principled, small-government conservative who sticks to his guns no matter what... But why are leftists’ heads exploding as well? I’ve got no doubt I know the answer: they fear him. Tremendously even. He is everything they oppose: a true, small-government...
  • Full Speech: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential run at Liberty University

    03/23/2015 12:44:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 164 replies
    youtube video ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Full Speech: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential run at Liberty University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8f3DsoMotU
  • Liberty U. Students Forced to Attend Ted Cruz Speech, Make Stand for Rand

    03/23/2015 12:32:27 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 51 replies
    Reason ^ | 3-23-2015 | Robby Soave
    Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign at Liberty University this morning in front of a captive audience of nearly 1,400 studentsnone of whom had any choice in whether to attend. That's because all Liberty students are obligated to show up for convocations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Absenteeism results in "four reprimands and a $10 fine," according to student Eli McGowan, who is president of the campus's Young Americans for Liberty chapter. McGowan complained on Facbook that Cruz's decision to make his announcement at a Liberty U. convocation was "starkly deceptive," since it might appear to outside observers that throngs...
  • Ted Cruz's Planning to Take the White Houseand Hes About to Leapfrog the Competition

    03/22/2015 6:22:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Hes going to skip the exploratory committee and go straight for the jugular. Ted Cruz plans to run for president. The Houston Chronicle broke the news just before midnight Saturday evening, citing senior advisers speaking on the condition of anonymity who said that Cruz, the Texas Tea Party Republican elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, would pursue the presidency. The announcement would make Cruz the first Republican to officially declare his candidacy. Cruz will announced his candidacy at a convocation ceremony at Liberty University in Virginia, the Chronicle reported. The senior advisers cited by the Chronicle said Cruz aims...
  • Heres what we know about the faith of Sen. Cruz, whos set to announce his 2016 bid at Liberty ...

    Complete Headline: Heres what we know about the faith of Sen. Cruz, whos set to announce his 2016 bid at Liberty University Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to announce his bid for the White House at Liberty University, a large evangelical institution founded by the late Jerry Falwell Sr. that regularly hosts many political leaders on its campus. [Snip] Cruz has often discussed the central role that faith plays in his life. In a 2013 interview with CBNs The 700 Club, a show founded by the Rev. Pat Robertson, a former GOP presidential candidate, Cruz focused on his faith. At...
  • Bobby Jindal at Liberty Univ: Christian Conversion Was Most Significant Moment of My Life

    05/13/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivered an uplifting commencement speech for the 2014 class of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., this past weekend, discussing everything from his conversion to Christianity when he was a teen, to his support for public evangelical figures such as Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty." Jindal, a Republican, spoke to nearly 6,000 attendees for the evangelical university's 41st commencement ceremony on Saturday, held at the university's Williams Stadium. The southern governor recalled the "most significant moment" of his life, a moment that happened during his teen years when he was first given the Bible as a gift...
  • Judge says use of Caner video fair

    04/22/2014 12:14:21 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bob Allen
    A federal judge has dismissed a Georgia Baptist college presidents lawsuit against a blogger who posted video to support allegations that a famous Jihad to Jesus testimony is bogus. A U.S. district judge in Fort Worth, Texas, ruled April 17 that Jason Smathers, a Southern Baptist pastor in Arizona who blogs at Witnesses Unto Me, was entitled to post government videos he obtained through the Freedom of Information Act under the fair use doctrine of copyright law. Ergun Caner, president of Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., filed a lawsuit last summer claiming ownership of two videos that Smathers posted...
  • Ted Cruz to Liberty University Students: Defend Your Religious Freedom

    04/02/2014 4:45:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) encouraged Christian college students at Liberty University's Convocation Wednesday to stand up for what they believe and defend their religious freedom against current assaults. "I'm here today, more than anything, to encourage you," he told the approximately 10,000 students in attendance. "To encourage you in your faith, to encourage you in your freedom, to encourage you in standing up for the principles that define you." According to Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Va., the school's convocation is the largest weekly gathering of young Christians. Cruz's father, Raphael Cruz, spoke at one of the convocations in November....
  • The Triumph of Liberty University

    12/07/2013 9:25:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Larry Provost
    The Supreme Court recently shot down a suit from Liberty University in regards to forced government intrusion containing radical health care mandates. However tyranny inevitably fails. The character of Liberty University and its people show that the freedom and its principles will have the final victory. Liberty University, www.liberty.edu, founded by Rev. Jerry Falwell in 1971 as an extension of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, was birthed upon faith in God and not in government. Liberty was built to be for evangelical Conservative Christians what Brigham Young is to Mormons and Notre Dame is for Catholics. The University condemns radical...
  • 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>
  • Sarah Palin to Address Liberty University Students at Final Fall Convocation

    11/21/2013 8:48:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 21, 2013 | Nicola Menzie
    Sarah Palin, conservative Christian, former Alaska governor, and the nation's first Republican vice presidential candidate, will be visiting Liberty University's Lynchburg, Va., campus on Wednesday, Dec. 4 as the evangelical school's final Convocation speaker for the Fall 2013 semester. "While Governor Palin has visited Liberty's campus in the past, she has never appeared at a Liberty event. I am thrilled she will soon see why this university brings such hope to America," said Liberty University President and Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., according to a school news service report shared with The Christian Post. President Falwell, who will be introducing Palin...
  • 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 womens 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 dorms 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...
  • N.C. high school student arrested for leaving shotgun in car gets scholarship to Liberty University

    05/03/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5-2-2013 | Katie LaPotin
    May 3, 2013 N.C. high school student arrested for leaving shotgun in car gets scholarship to Liberty University By Katie LaPotin There is a silver lining in the story of the North Carolina high school student arrested Monday for accidentally leaving his shotgun in his locked car – he’s just earned himself a scholarship to his dream school, Liberty University.Cole Withrow was expelled from school and charged with a felony after school administrators overheard a private conversation between Withrow and his mother about the gun. According to a family friend, Withrow had gone skeet shooting the day before and forgot...
  • Liberty Univ. Offers Scholarship to Eagle Scout Facing Gun Charges

    05/02/2013 5:36:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A North Carolina Eagle Scout who was expelled and arrested for accidentally leaving a shotgun in his pickup truck in the school parking lot has been offered a scholarship to attend Liberty University. Cole Withrow was just a few weeks from graduating with honors from Princeton High School when he was arrested on Monday and slapped with a felony weapons charge. Withrow had been skeet shooting with friends a day before and had only noticed he had left his shotgun in his truck as he reached to grab his book bag. When he realized his mistake, he went to...
  • Choke the Life out of Obamacare

    12/03/2012 10:01:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Now that Obama has been re-elected and Democrats still control the Senate, Republicans no longer have the chance to repeal Obamacare. But all is not lost. There's still an opportunity for America to stop this disaster by choking the life out of the federal monstrosity. Obama's signature legislative achievement is likely headed back to the Supreme Court. Just last week, the high court ordered a lower federal court to take up a lawsuit by the patriots at Liberty University, who claim Congress violated the college's religious freedoms by forcing it to provide federally mandated insurance and requiring payment for abortion-related...
  • Justice Dept. OKs new arguments in healthcare lawsuit

    11/01/2012 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/1/12 | Sam Baker
    The Justice Department said it does not object to a new round of legal arguments over President Obama's healthcare law. In a brief filed with the Supreme Court late Wednesday, the Justice Department said the court should clear the way for a possible new hearing in the lawsuit filed by Liberty University. Although the Supreme Court has already ruled that the healthcare law's individual mandate is constitutional, Liberty has asked for a new hearing because it challenged the mandate on different grounds. A lower court declined to rule in Liberty's suit because it said the challenge was barred by the...
  • Mitt Romney: Mormon Candidate at Baptist Liberty University Moves Catholic Editor

    05/14/2012 9:41:32 AM PDT · by tcg · 65 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/14/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ...The fact that a Mormon, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, would be the commencement speaker at the Baptist University founded by Dr Jerry Falwell speaks to the urgency of the hour. Add to this the fact that this Catholic Editor in Chief of Catholic Online would consider the speech important enough to make it the lead article, and the point is made even clearer... ...The Romney candidacy raises a certain irony. Here we had a Mormon candidate who went to Liberty University and addressed a crowd which has major disagreement with his religious...
  • Liberty's choice of Romney leads to angry student response [Cultic commencement speaker outrage]

    04/23/2012 8:15:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2012 | Laura Bernardini and Dan Merica
    Washington (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...Latter-day Saints whose adherents are called 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 isnt part of the Christian faith. I cant support Romney and I am happy I decided not to walk...
  • Romney to speak at Liberty University commencement

    04/19/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT · by Jones511 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/19/2012 | Fox News
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is set to deliver this year's commencement address at Liberty University, the evangelical Christian institution founded by the late televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/19/romney-to-speak-at-liberty-university-commencement/#ixzz1sVbvri2u
  • 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....
  • Virginia University Petitions Supreme Court for Health Care Suit Review [Liberty U.]

    10/10/2011 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 10, 2011 | unattributed
    A Virginia university is the latest party to request the Supreme Court step in and resolve the multifront legal brawl over the constitutionality of President Obama's health care overhaul. Liberty University, a private Christian university founded by the late Jerry Falwell, asked on Monday for the high court to review an appeals court's decision to dismiss its challenge of the law. The move comes after the Department of Justice and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli each petitioned the Supreme Court to review the legality of the law. But in seeking to add their case to the list, Liberty University lawyers...
  • Perry courts religious voters, calls for defense of Christian values

    09/14/2011 8:53:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 14, 2011 | Cameron Joseph, The Ballot Box
    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry used his speech to a packed audience at the conservative evangelical Liberty University to discuss his own faith and to call for more Christian influence on America. The governor, whose speech at the university was scheduled long before his presidential announcement, is looking to burnish his already-strong evangelical credentials ahead of early primaries in Iowa and South Carolina, two states with heavy numbers of evangelical voters. [snip] He said that his communion with God had helped him find the path for his life. Interweaving biblical anecdotes, Perry called...
  • Dramatic Growth of Christian University Has Come With Federal Strings Attached

    04/05/2011 12:29:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 04/05/2011 | Dave Bohon
    Liberty University, the Christian evangelical college founded by the late television pastor and pro-family spokesman Jerry Falwell as an extension of his Lynchburg, Virginia congregation in 1971, has taken its place as the nations eighth largest, four-year university and the largest private four-year, non-profit university in the United States, the school announced in a press release on March 28. The designation came from the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Educations National Center for Education Statistics. The university exploded from its ranking as the 25th largest liberal arts school to number eight in just one year, largely...
  • Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda

    01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not. It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders. Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict...
  • Liberty University Plans Major Expansion

    11/23/2010 8:27:27 AM PST · by wmfights · 16 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 23, 2010 | Katherine T. Phan
    One of the largest Christian universities in the world is planning a major expansion for its campus and facilities over the next two years. Liberty University, located in on a 6,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Va., will undergo renovation and construction efforts, Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said last week. An overview of the expansion was first reported by Liberty Champion, the university's student newspaper. Falwell presented some of the capital improvement projects to the university's board of directors Friday. The evangelical Christian university plans to open a 100,000 sq. ft. health sciences building on its East Campus by Fall 2012 that...
  • 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 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...
  • "Dr." Glenn Beck Speaks at Liberty Univ. Graduation; Awarded Honorary Doctorate - Complete Video

    05/16/2010 6:50:32 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 421+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 16, 2010 | Brian
    Here is complete video in four parts of Glenn Beck's speech at Liberty University's graduation held yesterday, May 15, 2010, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Beck was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Liberty (included in Part 1 below) for his work in standing strong for the principles America was founded on. . . .
  • 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 collegeI 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....