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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:27 AM

Falwell blasted Liberty student as 'retarded,' police chief as 'half-wit' in emails

Source: Reuters

U.S. SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 / 9:53 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Exclusive: Falwell blasted Liberty student as 'retarded,' police chief as 'half-wit' in emails

Aram Roston, Joshua Schneyer
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In emails to his colleagues over the years, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr has denigrated students and staff at the Christian university he runs, referring to one student as “emotionally imbalanced and physically retarded” and calling the school’s police chief a “half-wit.”

The barbed comments, contained in email exchanges reviewed by Reuters, emerge as the evangelical political leader is seeking to stem a rash of news reports about his stewardship of the Virginia-based university.

Falwell said this week he has asked U.S. federal authorities to investigate whether former board members and employees at the nonprofit university may have broken the law and divulged internal school documents to journalists. The request came after recent reports by Reuters and Politico describing how Falwell has managed Liberty.

Falwell told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he had contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that the email disclosures constituted an “attempted coup” aimed at securing his ouster from Liberty, where he has served as president since 2008. The FBI declined to comment.

As he complains of being targeted by critics, Reuters has found that Falwell himself was disparaging Liberty students, staff and parents for years in emails to Liberty administrators.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:44 AM

1. So now the students and parents really know what he thinks of them

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:48 AM

2. Same old nasty evangelical rhetoric that has been their trademark for decades.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:11 PM

3. Anyone named Falwell wouldn't know what century it is

or know how to use appropriate language. All those evangelical hucksters are a waste of a sperm and an egg.

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