Liberty University Students Object to Jerry Falwell’s Support of ‘Christian’ Donald Trump

By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network:

“Any faculty or staff member at Liberty would be terminated for such comments,” Wednesday’s statement read, “and yet when Donald Trump makes them, President Falwell rushes eagerly to his defense—taking the name ‘Liberty University’ with him. ‘We’re all sinners,’ Falwell told the media, as if sexual assault is a shoulder-shrugging issue rather than an atrocity which plagues college campuses across America, including our own.”

LYNCHBURG, Va. — A reported 1,3000 students, faculty and alumni of Liberty University have signed a statement objecting to university President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s ongoing vocal support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stating that Falwell does not represent the views of students and faculty.

“Donald Trump does not represent our values and we want nothing to do with him,” the statement, released on Wednesday, reads in part. “… He has made his name by maligning others and bragging about his sins. Not only is Donald Trump a bad candidate for president, he is actively promoting the very things that we as Christians ought to oppose.”

As previously reported, Falwell endorsed Trump in January, and has repeatedly defended the candidate as bearing the fruit of a Christian.


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