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  • 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 Beck’s The Blaze, and the founder of WND’s 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 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...
  • 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. NUŃO
    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 world’s 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 Cruz’s 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 · 163 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 students—none 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 House—and He’s About to Leapfrog the Competition

    03/22/2015 6:22:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2015 | Zach Noble
    He’s 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...
  • Here’s what we know about the faith of Sen. Cruz, who’s set to announce his 2016 bid at Liberty ...

    Complete Headline: Here’s what we know about the faith of Sen. Cruz, who’s 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 CBN’s “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 president’s 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 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...
  • 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 isn’t part of the Christian faith. “I can’t 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 nation’s 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 Education’s 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 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....
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Liberty in Real Time

    06/01/2009 1:30:54 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 146+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 1, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Liberty in Real Time by: Bethany Stotts, June 01, 2009 Is living as a Christian and voting for a Democrat an irreconcilable combination? The media coverage surrounding Liberty University’s decision to de-recognize their College Democrats chapter has cast the school as promoting such a philosophy. “Even though this club may not support the more radical planks of the democratic party, the democratic party is still the parent organization of the club on campus [sic],” stated Mark Hine, Vice President for Student Affairs in an email to the (former) Liberty University College Democrats (LUCD) chapter. Since the LUCD had endorsed candidates...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Word About President Huckabee...

    03/30/2009 9:42:40 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 40 replies · 2,121+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 03.31.09 | Kevin McCullough
    There are a handful of times in life where you get to experience something that has the feeling of brushing the presence of greatness. In my life at various times that has been something I didn't always realize up front. But having returned from a day and a half and a sum total of nine events over that period of time with one person in particular I have to tell you... I think I did this weekend. In December of 2006 I wrote a column in which I was the first pundit in America to predict that Barack Obama would...
  • Barack Obama Faith Tour Flops With Pro-Life Voters in Jerry Falwell's Backyard

    09/22/2008 4:02:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,236+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/22/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Lynchburg, VA (LifeNews.com) -- For the new Barack Obama "faith tour" to have any success, it needs to be able to draw young and evangelical voters. Yet, at its first stop in the Virginia back yard of well-known pastor Jerry Falwell, just 15 people showed up for the event.The Obama campaign has signed up evangelical author Donald Miller, Pepperdine University professor Doug Kmiec and former Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer, for the "Barack Obama: Faith, Family and Values Tour."The trio made a stop at Liberty University, which is home to over 10,000 evangelical students from across the county and a...
  • Gingrich: Challenge 'radical secularism' (Liberty University commencement speech)

    05/19/2007 10:54:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 604+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/07 | Bob Lewis - ap
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Liberty University's graduating class Saturday to honor the spirit of school founder Jerry Falwell by confronting "the growing culture of radical secularism" with Christian ideals. Gingrich, who is considering a 2008 presidential run, quoted Bible passages to a crowd of about 17,000 packed into the university's football stadium four days after Falwell's death. Despite the somber tone of the day, graduates who covered the football field chanted "Jerry! Jerry!" in tribute to Falwell. "A growing culture of radical secularism declares that the nation cannot profess the truths on which it was...
  • Comments on the death of Jerry Falwell (Pro and Con, including Jesse, Newt, Gays)

    05/15/2007 4:05:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 3,586+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 15, 2007
    Some comments on the death of Jerry Falwell: "Jerry has been a tower of strength on many of the moral issues which have confronted our nation." — evangelist Pat Robertson. ___ "Dr. Falwell's shadow falls across the face of the rebirth of conservative values in our nation, in the Southern Baptist Convention, and in the entire evangelical world. Only once in a generation will a man of his stature arise. We all owe him a debt of eternal gratitude." — Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. ___ "Unfortunately, we will always remember him as...