October 13, 2016

CHRISTIAN OR PRO-TRUMP:

Students at Falwell's Liberty University 'Tired of Being Associated' With Trump (Ed Kilgore, 10/13/16, New York)

[T]he vast majority of Christian-right leaders who have (like their flocks, according to the polls), with varying degrees of enthusiasm, made their peace with Trump are in something of a defensive crouch. And the most prominent among them, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., is facing a revolt from a sizable number of people at his own school.

A group calling itself Liberty United Against Trump has released a statement (signed by 250 Liberty students, faculty, and alumni) excoriating its president for associating the school with "one of the worst presidential candidates in American history." Deploying the biblical parable of the beam and the mote, the group suggested that conservative Evangelicals like Falwell who justified support for Trump by pointing to Hillary Clinton's flaws or ideological positions were betraying their primary responsibility to steer clear of a politician "who is actively promoting the very things that we as Christians ought to oppose."

Posted by at October 13, 2016 2:36 PM

  

« THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE BEEN RIGHT ABOUT ANYTHING: | Main | TRIUMPH OF THE SELF: »