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Unread 08-07-2020, 03:30 PM   #1
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Liberty University's President is Bizarre

Some of you may have seen this, but Jerry Falwell, Jr. is once again courting controversy.

A few days ago, keen eyes noted some strange posts on his Instagram. He uploaded a strange video of a Trailer Park Boys themed costume party. The video included scenes of young people on Falwell's yacht throwing up the middle finger, young scantily clad women with cigarettes (unlit?), what appeared to be alcohol containers, and more weird stuff. There was also a picture of Falwell with his pants unzipped and stomach hanging out, showing off his underwear, while wrapping his arm around a young pregnant women. His hand is very close to her breast.

The picture and video were deleted from his account, but not before they had been copied by onlookers and spread on social media. This isn't the first time he has been under fire for activites that seem unbecoming of a moral crusader who leads the largest Christian university in the US. Recently pictures were discovered of him drinking alcohol in a nightclub with other members of his family.

Just now, he has stepped down from his role for an indefinite period of time.

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Wow. Did not realize the scope of all of this! As a student of Liberty’s seminary (thank God untouched as far as I can tell by JF Jr’s hand too much), this has been a long time coming, and I’m relieved to hear about his leave of absence... Just hoping he either cleans up or, if not, that he permanently resigns. It’s been painful to see LU’s reputation dragged through the mud by his actions.
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Yeah, as an outsider most of what I experience about the place is through Falwell. Like, he makes the place seem pretty terrible (imo). I know that he doesn't refect all of LU, and that is a large and growing body of students who react against him and want change. But, that can be hard to remember when all you see is him and the controversial things he says and does.
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My wife is a graduate and I took classes there as well. I'm glad the governing body asked him to step down.
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If there is any merit to the institution, it is not due to it's founder or his son. My goodness, Junior is a hot mess!
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If there is any merit to the institution, it is not due to it's founder or his son. My goodness, Junior is a hot mess!
You are being way to kind to him.
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Oh man, the plot thickens! It appears likely that Jerry Falwell, Jr and his wife had a sexual relationship with a pool boy.

I would take this with *more* of a grain of salt, except for the recorded media presented to Reuters.
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Oh man, the plot thickens! It appears likely that Jerry Falwell, Jr and his wife had a sexual relationship with a pool boy.

I would take this with *more* of a grain of salt, except for the recorded media presented to Reuters.
This sickens me. I don't know what punishment he can receive, but I hope it will be the most severe.
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Oh man, the plot thickens! It appears likely that Jerry Falwell, Jr and his wife had a sexual relationship with a pool boy.

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This sickens me. I don't know what punishment he can receive, but I hope it will be the most severe.
If it is true then LU needs to completely sever all ties with him. I'm not so sure they shouldn't do that even if it's not true.
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If it is true then LU needs to completely sever all ties with him. I'm not so sure they shouldn't do that even if it's not true.
Completely agreed, as this is also not exactly a recent occurrence, and I doubt the board knew about this stuff for sure prior to now. Maybe they did...

Burying all this stuff and it all coming to light like this is completely unbefitting the head of the largest Christian university in America. We want, need, and deserve better.
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Well, the latest news is that he officially resigned. Not sure if this is where the story ends or not.
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Well, the latest news is that he officially resigned. Not sure if this is where the story ends or not.
Just was coming in here to say that. We shall see. I wouldnt be surprised if he tried to come back, as hes been intimately involved with LU for a very long time. But Im glad we can start to move past him and hopefully get a sane president.
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Just was coming in here to say that. We shall see. I wouldnt be surprised if he tried to come back, as hes been intimately involved with LU for a very long time. But Im glad we can start to move past him and hopefully get a sane president.
If LU wants to maintain any crediblity they will sever ties with him completely.
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So. Word was that he resigned. But, no he is apparently backpedaling.

I suppose, though, that the Board would be the arbiter in this case?
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So. Word was that he resigned. But, no he is apparently backpedaling.

I suppose, though, that the Board would be the arbiter in this case?
As of this morning he has officially resigned but he doesn't sound very remorseful or repentant to me. LU seriously needs to cut ties with him permanently.

There is a petition circulating amongst students and alumni to get this leadership crap fixed. I have already added my name to it.
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