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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:12 PM

Liberty's Falwell says he's target of 'attempted coup'

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Source: Associated Press

Sarah Rankin and Alan Suderman, Associated Press
Updated 4:43 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 10, 2019



Photo: Steve Helber, AP
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016, file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, that he is asking the FBI to investigate what he called a “criminal” smear campaign orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday that he is asking the FBI to investigate what he called a "criminal" smear campaign orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees.

Falwell told The Associated Press he has evidence that the group improperly shared emails belonging to the university with reporters in an attempt to discredit him. He said the "attempted coup" was partially motivated by his ardent backing of President Donald Trump.

Falwell, head of the nation's most high-profile evangelical college, was among the earliest Christian conservatives to endorse Trump's campaign.

His allegations come after the publication of a story in Politico Magazine on Monday that alleged Falwell "presides over a culture of self-dealing" at Liberty that has improperly benefited him and his family. The story cited unnamed sources described as current and former officials or Falwell associates.


Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Liberty-s-Falwell-says-he-s-target-of-attempted-14429079.php







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Reply Liberty's Falwell says he's target of 'attempted coup' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 10 OP
PoliticAverse Sep 10 #1
milestogo Sep 10 #18
Kurt V. Sep 10 #2
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murielm99 Sep 11 #22
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:16 PM

1. Has he asked people to send prayers? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:06 PM

18. No. Only all their money.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:17 PM

2. i only have one message for this grifter. shave. am i the only one sick of the bearded age?

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:34 PM

9. No you are not.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:42 AM

22. You are not the only one!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:18 PM

3. Please let it be

a successful one!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:25 PM

4. Could it be....

SATAN?!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:28 PM

5. Sent the story to a friend who's family has a long history with the Falwells

Going back to high school with Jerry.

His daddy was the same but hid it. Jerry is a putt like his uncle. Rich entitled kid sho should not be running anything and now we find out he is a terrible person just like his dad. Not sure why that would surprise anyone.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:33 PM

6. A conspiracy by the Deep University!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:33 PM

7. Talk about dynastys.

This charlatan calls it a coup? What a term to use. Depose the Shah of Liberty?

Hey, move over, there are plenty of new faux Xtians waiting to fork in that kind of money.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:34 PM

8. Don't know much about the kid....


but his ole man was a worthless p.o.s....


PRETORIA, South Africa -- Moral Majority leader Rev. Jerry Falwell met Monday with President Pieter Botha and emerged with praise for the white-minority government. He vowed to wage a $1 million media blitz in support of Pretoria and blasted Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu.

Nine South African churchmen -- six whites and three blacks -- who met with Botha to seek an end to nearly yearlong racial violence that has claimed some 635 lives, said Botha refused to listen to their pleas to dismantle the government's apartheid policy of racial segregation.

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1985/08/19/Falwell-defends-South-African-president/6836493272000/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:40 PM

10. Are you sure you want the FBI digging into things at Liberty U, Jerry?

They might find some things you don’t want them to find.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:40 PM

11. Just cause you're a paranoid Christian doesn't mean they aren't out to get ya!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:10 PM

12. If this is Christianity then I'll pass. A disgusting human being.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:31 PM

13. I hope he is the target of a coup.

I also hope they are successful.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:08 PM

14. All these jerks....

use the same play book, don't they? It's a coup, it's a smear job, "fake news"...… It's disgusting. Grow up, Jr. We see you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:12 PM

15. What does your pool boy say about it, Jerry?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:14 PM

16. What is the more likely explanation, a conspiracy against you...

or you are just corrupt a hole. lol

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:32 PM

17. It is impossible...

for me to care less about asshat religionists.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:16 AM

19. I see massive irony and hypocrisy in these events.

In my youth in the Baptist church in the 50s and 60s, the tenants we were taught were humility, a life lived in modesty with excess given to charity, and honesty - among others. The pastors of our churches lived very modestly and in fact had to be "pounded" once or twice a year with donated food and supplies from church folk just to survive.

If these mega-church preachers such as Bakker, Falwell, Roberts, Graham, et al had lived by those standards....

* neither they nor their churches would have become wealthy (therefore not tempted by corruption),
* we would not have heard of them if we didn't live close by because they could not have built massive media organizations,
* Falwell and others would not be facing widespread public scrutiny or possible court action, and
* they might still be just everyday preachers driving a Buick and doing nothing but sermons, hospital visits, funerals and weddings.

Just a late thought.......

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:22 AM

20. "asking the FBI to investigate" means asking trump's goon barr to go after his political enemy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:30 AM

21. "Attempted Coup"??? What, now he thinks he is a 'nation state'??? WTF?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:32 AM

23. psychopath

https://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/psychopaths-top-10-and-bottom-10-professions

PSYCHOPATHS: TOP 10 - AND BOTTOM 10 - PROFESSIONS

The list of jobs with the highest rates of psychopathy
CEO
Lawyer
Media (TV/Radio)
Salesperson
Surgeon
Journalist
Police Officer
Clergy Person
Chef
Civil Servant

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:39 AM

24. Party on, dude!



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

25. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Not important news.

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