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TheBlackAdder

(28,460 posts)
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 12:56 PM Nov 2023

Jerry Falwell Jr. lobs attacks that will 'will rock' Liberty U 'to its core': reporter

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Source: Axios

Axios reports that journalist Tim Alberta is coming out with a new book in which Falwell Jr. candidly admits that his late father, Jerry Falwell, Sr., founded the university solely to be an institutional arm of the Republican Party and not to be a Christian university aimed at spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In fact, Falwell Jr. is slamming his brother, current Liberty Chancellor Jonathan Falwell, for trying to actually run it like a legitimate Christian educational institution rather than a front for training hardcore culture warriors.

As if that weren't enough, Falwell Jr. said his brother was blowing it by surrounding himself with too many honest people.


Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/jerry-falwell-jr-2666333522/



Here is the direct Axios link, which is a little harder to paste a summary excerpt.

https://www.axios.com/2023/11/22/american-evangelicals-republican-candidates-liberty-university
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Jerry Falwell Jr. lobs attacks that will 'will rock' Liberty U 'to its core': reporter (Original Post) TheBlackAdder Nov 2023 OP
Wow, that excerpt could have been written by Borowitz. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2023 #1
This is a book that I want to read - not that I'm a fan of Falwell's FakeNoose Nov 2023 #2
Where does the pool boy fit into all this? hibbing Nov 2023 #3
Ah, religion. I knew I was right. twodogsbarking Nov 2023 #4
Damn I'd like to see some thing earth shattering gibraltar72 Nov 2023 #5
Disgruntled fired employee tells all! Who can resist? mpcamb Nov 2023 #6
Dude likes to watch his wife play with the pool boy, as God intended IronLionZion Nov 2023 #7
Surprise, surprise.... Blue Owl Nov 2023 #8
Jr. discovered that hookers and blow are more fun than Jesus dalton99a Nov 2023 #9
This could Cherokee100 Nov 2023 #10
I'm just here for the comments.......... nt oldsoftie Nov 2023 #11
I'm Shocked! Shocked, I tells ya. progressoid Nov 2023 #12
List of notable Liberty graduates. Tons of sports figures, ONE science notable. barbaraann Nov 2023 #13
After a review by Hosts, we determined that this doesn't meet SOP for LBN. yardwork Nov 2023 #14

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,492 posts)
1. Wow, that excerpt could have been written by Borowitz. . . . nt
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 01:22 PM
Nov 2023

FakeNoose

(33,851 posts)
2. This is a book that I want to read - not that I'm a fan of Falwell's
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 01:48 PM
Nov 2023

... but he's been hinting for a long time - ever since he resigned in disgrace - that all is not well at the Liberty University.

Jerry Falwell Jr. is no saint, but he had been slowly walking away from the institution for a long time. He's not a religious man and he has soured on the politics of that place. This all happened even before the rumors about the pool boy and Falwell's wife (now ex-wife). Well anyway the book by Tim Alberta should make interesting reading.



Edit to add: the Axios description of the book is far better than the RawStory version.

hibbing

(10,174 posts)
3. Where does the pool boy fit into all this?
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 01:57 PM
Nov 2023

That's the important question, or am I thinking of another televangelist nutjob?
Peace

twodogsbarking

(10,544 posts)
4. Ah, religion. I knew I was right.
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 02:03 PM
Nov 2023

gibraltar72

(7,544 posts)
5. Damn I'd like to see some thing earth shattering
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 02:07 PM
Nov 2023

I didn't already know.

mpcamb

(2,907 posts)
6. Disgruntled fired employee tells all! Who can resist?
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 02:26 PM
Nov 2023

IronLionZion

(45,981 posts)
7. Dude likes to watch his wife play with the pool boy, as God intended
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 02:27 PM
Nov 2023

and is deeply appalled by "a legitimate Christian educational institution" and "honest people". That's too much for him to handle.

Dude is an irredeemable pervert just like his hero Donald

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Falwell_Jr.#Personal_life

Blue Owl

(51,977 posts)
8. Surprise, surprise....
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 02:48 PM
Nov 2023

dalton99a

(82,270 posts)
9. Jr. discovered that hookers and blow are more fun than Jesus
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 02:51 PM
Nov 2023

Cherokee100

(292 posts)
10. This could
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 03:04 PM
Nov 2023

This could/would apply to all the mega churches. They are all a scam, after money and power.

oldsoftie

(13,027 posts)
11. I'm just here for the comments.......... nt
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 03:20 PM
Nov 2023

progressoid

(50,163 posts)
12. I'm Shocked! Shocked, I tells ya.
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 03:30 PM
Nov 2023

barbaraann

(9,239 posts)
13. List of notable Liberty graduates. Tons of sports figures, ONE science notable.
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 03:30 PM
Nov 2023

yardwork

(62,329 posts)
14. After a review by Hosts, we determined that this doesn't meet SOP for LBN.
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 05:13 PM
Nov 2023

Please consider reposting in GD.

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