A group of students at the religious Liberty University published a letter last week openly opposing GOP nominee Donald Trump and mildly condemning university president Jerry Falwell Jr for supporting Trump.
Some students do not want to be associated with a serial adulterer, harasser and groper and conveying their position to the public has apparently been more difficult than it should be because Falwell has been censoring the university newspaper.
Schmieg is the sports editor for the Liberty Champion, where he pens a weekly column. Not unlike national sports radio or talking head TV shows throughout the country this week, he decided to express himself about Trump’s “locker room talk” excuse for the leaked audiotapes where the GOP nominee appears to brag about sexually assaulting women.
“I have never in my life heard guys casually talk about preying on women in a sexual manner,” Schmieg writes in the piece.
Liberal censorship and political correctness at American universities is out of control, isn't it?
Yes, literally everyone has already made that joke, but this is yet another hit to the credibility of the so-called "values voters" and their religious piety.
If your elders and leaders will not even allow you to say that sexual assault is not a casual joke and has no place in locker rooms, it's time to find another university and another movement.
The Religious Right as a moral force is dead and buried. They've sacrificed every talking point they've made for the past 30 years in support of Donald Trump. Each new lawsuit, protest, and outrage over America's loss of "values" should be met with a reminder that they supported one of the most morally reprehensible men to ever run for president.
The next time the Religious Right condemns transgender Americans for using the "wrong" restroom, remember that they supported a man who bragged about assaulting women. The next time they pine for the sanctity of marriage, remember that they supported a thrice-married serial philanderer. The next time they complain about sexual liberation, remember that they supported a man who referred to his own daughter as a "piece of ass."