Posts Tagged ‘liberty university’

Church Politicking

It’s not every day that I find myself in agreement with a Liberty University graduate on the proper relationship between religion and government.

OK. It’s probably not even every decade – or maybe even every century. Students at Jerry Falwell Jr.’s school tend to fall on the other end of the theocratic spectrum from me.

Today, however, is a most […] Read More

Jerry Falwell Jr, Jerry Falwell Sr, Religious Right Research

The last time we heard from Ergun Caner, the president of Liberty University’s seminary, he was riding around his Lynchburg, Va., campus on Election Day in a truck (accompanied by a GOP elephant made out of chicken wire) urging students to vote for Republican candidates.

Americans United asserted that Caner’s overt electioneering was just another example of the fundamentalist school’s […] Read More

Jerry Falwell Jr, Religious Right Research

Jerry Falwell Jr.’s attempts to forge Liberty University students into a dominant political machine and take over the city of Lynchburg (Va.) have been thwarted – for now.

In Lynchburg’s municipal elections yesterday, a slate of candidates closely aligned with Falwell fared poorly, and a Liberty University student who ran for a spot on the city council […] Read More

Faith-Based Initiatives, Religious Right Research

Mat Staver is a piece of work, isn’t he?

Staver, in case you case you haven’t been keeping up with the Falwell Empire, is dean of the Liberty University School of Law and head of Liberty Counsel, a Religious Right legal group.

Staver isn’t as well known as the lawyers at American Center for Law and Justice or the […] Read More

Jerry Falwell Jr, Pat Robertson, Religious Right Research

As I’ve watched the Religious Right go into conniptions over health-care reform, I’ve been tempted to ask, “So what do you want instead?”

Our current patchwork system hardly seems sustainable. It leaves 35 million people uninsured and puts everyone else at the mercy of insurance companies that deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, often look for ways not to cover illnesses […] Read More

Jerry Falwell Jr, Jerry Falwell Sr, Religious Right Research

Poor Jerry Falwell Jr.! The media in Lynchburg, Va., is being soooo mean to him. It breaks your heart to read about it.

You might recall that Falwell got himself in a bit of hot water the other day when it came to light that he had secretly videotaped a meeting between university representatives, the mayor and […] Read More

Jerry Falwell Jr, Religious Right Research

Better watch what you say if you’re in a meeting with Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr.

According to a report in the Lynchburg (Va.) News & Advance this week, Falwell secretly videotaped a get-together between university representatives, the mayor and the city manager about the school’s zoning proposals.

The newspaper said Falwell signed off on the recording, which was […] Read More

Family Research Council, Government-Sponsored Religion, In the Courts, Jerry Falwell Jr, Marriage & Sexuality, Religion and politics, Religion in the Military, Religious Right Research

Let’s close out the week with a selection of updates and news tidbits that you might have missed:

  • On Monday, Americans United asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate Liberty University, which used its student newspaper to intervene in a House of Delegates election in November. In response, Jerry Falwell Jr. asserted that AU will now have to

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Jerry Falwell Jr, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

The Christmas decorations went up at my house the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Let’s see: wreath on the door, Christmas tree by the stairs, Nativity scene on the sideboard, hammer and sickle on the…. Wait a minute! Where is the darn hammer and sickle? That infamous symbol of the old Soviet Union must be here somewhere.

According to Religious Right pundit […] Read More

Religious Right Research

Jerry Falwell Jr. seems well on his way toward setting up his own little fundamentalist theocracy in Lynchburg, Va.

Falwell, chancellor of Liberty University, has been working for months to forge students at his school into a voting bloc that will control local elections. According to the Lynchburg News & Advance, as many as 1,700 LU students registered to […] Read More

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