Liberty University Student Group Denounces Jerry Falwell Jr. Support of Trump

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  1. InTheLight

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    In the months since Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed him, Donald Trump has been inexorably associated with Liberty University. We are Liberty students who are disappointed with President Falwell’s endorsement and are tired of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in American history. Donald Trump does not represent our values and we want nothing to do with him.

    A majority of Liberty students, faculty, and staff feel as we do. Donald Trump received a pitiful 90 votes from Liberty students in Virginia’s primary election, a colossal rejection of his campaign. Nevertheless, President Falwell eagerly uses his national platform to advocate for Donald Trump. While he occasionally clarifies that supporting Trump is not the official position of Liberty University, he knows it is his title of president of the largest Christian university in the world that gives him political credentials.

    Associating any politician with Christianity is damaging to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But Donald Trump is not just any politician. He has made his name by maligning others and bragging about his sins. Not only is Donald Trump a bad candidate for president, he is actively promoting the very things that we as Christians ought to oppose.

    A recently uncovered tape revealed his comments bragging about sexually assaulting women. Any faculty or staff member at Liberty would be terminated for such comments, and yet when Donald Trump makes them, President Falwell rushes eagerly to his defense – taking the name “Liberty University” with him. “We’re all sinners,” Falwell told the media, as if sexual assault is a shoulder-shrugging issue rather than an atrocity which plagues college campuses across America, including our own.

    It is not enough to criticize these kinds of comments. We must make clear to the world that while everyone is a sinner and everyone can be forgiven, a man who constantly and proudly speaks evil does not deserve our support for the nation’s highest office.

    Jesus tells a story in the Bible about a man who tries to remove a speck of dust from his brother’s eye, while he has a log stuck in his own. “You hypocrite,” Jesus says, “first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

    We Liberty students are often told to support Donald Trump because the other leading candidate is a bad option. Perhaps this is true. But the only candidate who is directly associated with Liberty University is Donald Trump.

    Because our president has led the world to believe that Liberty University supports Donald Trump, we students must take it upon ourselves to make clear that Donald Trump is absolutely opposed to what we believe, and does not have our support.

    We are not proclaiming our opposition to Donald Trump out of bitterness, but out of a desire to regain the integrity of our school. While our president Jerry Falwell Jr. tours the country championing the log in his eye, we want the world to know how many students oppose him. We don’t want to champion Donald Trump; we want only to be champions for Christ.

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    Jerry Falwell Jr. met with Donald Trump back in June. Here's a photo.

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    Falwell's a good guy. He cares about the Supreme Court. InTheLight and these students have no clue what the Supreme Court is all about, nor do they understand forgiveness.

    Trump is going in the right direction, and true Christians should support this. Looking at 11 year old tapes of 20 year old locker-room bantering is not the wise tactic. With this methodology they'd also be denouncing Paul, Peter, David and many others.
     
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    So, it's perfectly valid for Trump to bring up 20-25 year old sexual episodes that Bill Clinton took part in, but it's "not the wise tactic" for others to use the same technique on Trump? That's an illogical disconnect.
     
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    Wow, you're even defending rape now? Speechless.....


    ..... Yes, unrepentant rape should be denounced and is fair game, especially when the Clintons are attacking you. Trump has apologized for locker-room banter. The Clintons have apologized for nothing. And they are going in the wrong direction morally and politically. They don't believe in life, they don't believe in the constitution. They're getting worse.

    Trump has not only apologized, he's getting better on policy which is a sign improving character. And you are actually fighting for abortion rights by trying to get Hillary elected. I see Trump as better than all of you. He's still a sinner, but a sinner going in the right direction. That's all we can hope for in our leaders.
     
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    Wow, now you're [Edited] and saying I'm defending rape. [Edited]

    I merely pointed out the inconsistency of your tactics of denouncing Clinton's sexual transgressions while defending Trump's. There was no defense of rape, whatsoever.
     
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    Is this your tactic now.? Just call me a [Edited] constantly?

    Why not respond to the arguments I'm making? You don't spend your time attacking Hillary's rape coverup, you spend your time talking about Trump's past sins. And you give him no credit at all for the changes he's made.

    You're doing exactly what Hillary wants you to do. You're trying to get Bill Clinton back in the Whitehouse.
     
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    Well...if you keep [Edited] constantly, yes, I will continue to point it out.


    What argument? That I defend rape? Please start by proving I have said that.

    There you go again...

    BTW, why don't you address the OP. So far the entirety of you response has been "Falwell's a good guy." Why not address the allegations made in the letter by the Liberty students?
     
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