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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:14 PM

Liberty University responds to Romney controversy, angers online students

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) – Liberty University reacted over the weekend to a brewing controversy over the fact that the evangelical school has selected Mitt Romney, a Mormon, to speak at the school’s graduation.

In a statement from Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., the school says that the complaints have significantly died down and that many of those complaining “had no affiliation with the university.”

“We have also noticed over the last few days that students with reservations about Romney's appearance at Liberty basically fit into one of two categories,” Falwell, Jr. wrote. “They were either strong supporters of other candidates who were seeking the Republican nomination or they were online students who were not as familiar with Liberty University's traditions.”

After last week’s announcement, hundreds of comments were registered under the announcement on Liberty’s Facebook page. While some were supportive of the decision to invite Romney, a number of respondents were angered and posted their frustration to Facebook.

Read more: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/23/liberty-university-responds-to-romney-controversy-angers-online-students/

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Reply Liberty University responds to Romney controversy, angers online students (Original post)
pstokely Apr 2012 OP
Enrique Apr 2012 #1
mzteris Apr 2012 #2
pstokely Apr 2012 #3
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #4
eyewall Apr 2012 #5
SunSeeker Apr 2012 #6
tanyev Apr 2012 #10
Iris Apr 2012 #13
yellowcanine Apr 2012 #18
Iris Apr 2012 #23
pstokely Apr 2012 #15
pstokely Apr 2012 #16
Hassin Bin Sober Apr 2012 #22
Judi Lynn Apr 2012 #24
AllyCat Apr 2012 #7
yellowcanine Apr 2012 #19
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2012 #8
Permanut Apr 2012 #9
MrYikes Apr 2012 #12
yellowcanine Apr 2012 #20
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #11
pstokely Apr 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #21
sofa king Apr 2012 #17
Trajan Apr 2012 #25

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:18 PM

1. one of them should say God spoke to them

and said Romneys cool.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:21 PM

2. Republicans are trying to get

The fundies in line to support Romney. Since sanatorium and newt ain't gonna fly. Rey have to convince the southern fundamentalists that "the Mormon" is ok... That is exactly why. Falwell has been given his orders. Ain't they ain't by god, by god.

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Response to mzteris (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:25 PM

3. it's either the mormon or the mooslim

They forgot to teach them when it's inconvenient to be intolerant

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Response to mzteris (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:46 PM

4. +1

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:00 AM

5. What would Jesus do?

(vote for the Democrat)

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:35 AM

6. If you've got an online degree from Liberty University, you've got bigger things to be angry about!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:46 AM

10. Heh.



Although it would be one way to impress fellow fundies without having to deal with the B.S. student conduct code.

Standard of Dress for MEN

Hair and clothing styles related to a counterculture (as determined by the Student Affairs Deans’ Review Committee) are not acceptable. Hair should be cut in such a way that it will not come over the ears, collar or eyebrows at any time. Ponytails for men are unacceptable. Facial hair should be neatly trimmed. Earrings and/or plugs are not permitted on or off campus, nor is body piercing. Questions concerning the standard of dress for men should be addressed to the Dean of Men’s Office.

Standard of Dress for WOMEN

Hair and clothing styles related to counterculture (as determined by the Deans’ Review Committee) are not acceptable. Dresses and skirts should be no shorter than the top of the knee (sitting or standing). Skirt slits should be modest; open slits should be no higher than the top of the knee, closed slits should be no higher than two inches from the top of the knee. Shoulder straps should be no less than two inches wide. Anything tight, scant, backless, see-through, low in the neckline or revealing the midriff (in any position) is immodest and unacceptable. Slips should be worn under thin material. Earrings and plugs are permitted in ears only. No other facial piercings or plugs are allowed, including tongue.

NOTE: RA’s, RD’s, Deans and others will enforce dress code and educate all students regarding what is acceptable and what is not. Questions concerning the standard of dress for women should be addressed to the Dean of Women’s Office who will be the final authority.

...

Respect While Dating/Social Behavior

All students are asked to display mature Christian behavior in social interaction. Proper respect must be shown to all individuals at all times. Harassment of any type will not be tolerated. Handholding is the only appropriate form of personal contact. Improper personal contact or other forms of public display are considered in poor taste. After dusk, students should not be alone with an individual of the opposite sex in any unlighted area such as the ball fields, parking lots, parked cars, ravine or other wooded areas, etc. This is considered improper social behavior.

http://saveandrewgarib.com/?page=templates/article&articleid=333

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Response to tanyev (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:59 PM

13. They need to update these since handholding is now known to be a gateway to sex.

n/t

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Response to Iris (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:24 AM

18. good to see there is a ban on closed skirt slits > two inches above the knee though.

Those drive me crazy and I lose all control. Could a pleat be considered a closed skirt slit? I find this confusing.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:31 PM

23. Hmmm....there's A LOT of material in a pleat

so maybe that makes them safe?

Yes, I can see getting all worked up over a little cut in material designed to make it easier for someone to walk! lol!

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Response to tanyev (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 04:34 AM

16. You can't play Grand Theft Auto but you can play America's Army

How many colleges have curfews? How they do enforce these with their distance learning students? NSA phone tapping?

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Response to tanyev (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:12 PM

22. "ravine" You haven't lived until you have had good ravine sex.

Where do they come up with this shit? Oh yeah, their dirty evil minds.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:20 AM

24. There's still more to forbid: smoking!



Bet those wiked one do a lot of smoking off in their ravines!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:22 AM

7. So Lib U's tradition is to have speakers for graduation that do not ascribe to their faith?

So they went out and polled all the people who spoke out against this and they were all supporters of other candidates? Really? Nice University you run there Mr. Falwell.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:27 AM

19. Not to mention dissing the on-line students. What, their voice doesn't count?

Would kind of piss me off if I were an on-line student. Are on-line students who graduate not allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:34 AM

8. How long before we can get rid of dynasties?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:51 AM

9. I'm soooooo gettin' the popcorn....

and I would like to pray that this pissing match goes all the way to November, but I don't know whether to pray to the Romney God or the Falwell God. Maybe I'll just do both to have all the bases covered.

Oh, and I ddin't know there was a Falwell Junior until a couple days ago; that was a downer.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:18 AM

12. Kinda like how I felt

when I found out daddy bush had a kid.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:29 AM

20. Maybe Romney will baptise daddy Falwell as a Mormon. Quid pro Quo?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:16 AM

11. The Administration is being hypocritical

The students have a right to feel upset, angry, and betrayed. They are TAUGHT at Liberty that Mormonism is a non-Christian cult. They are also taught that anyone not of their EXACT type of Christianity is a sinner and doomed to Hell (except, generally, for Jews), including such middle-of-the-road denominations as the Methodists.

It would be like a Vegan Conference having a butcher or the CEO of McDonald's as a keynote speaker. But worse.

The son appears to be even more of an opportunist than the father was. LU is going to lose donations over this.

hahaha

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 04:15 AM

14. How do know they'll lose donations, are you a Liberty U alum?

The moonies or kochsuckers will keep giving them bailouts if they do lose donations

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Response to pstokely (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:05 PM

21. They will lose donations

I know this for a fact.

Don't think alumni aren't upset and enraged by this.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:25 AM

17. What online Liberty students aren't pissed?

You'd be pissed too if you were being trained through dogma and misinformation to be a McManager at a school which is effectively un-ranked behind fifteen public Universities (most of which are also less expensive) and a dozen private ones in Virginia alone.

And then there is the fact that one can take actual college courses online from real universities for free. Here is one free example which is worth every penny one can dump into Liberty:

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/

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Response to sofa king (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:38 AM

25. thanks for the link

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