Religion

Jerry Falwell Jr is Censoring Liberty Students Critical of Trump

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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."

  • mnpollio

    Unfortunately, as much as I would like to think otherwise, I doubt the religious right is going anywhere any time soon.

    A friend who is a nurse just had an incident at her medical office where a medical assistant started yelling at a patient on the examining table that he was a murderer because he was voting for Hillary Clinton and she supported abortion. The guy apparently stood his ground – he later wrote the physicians that run the office about the incident and told them he would be taking his business elsewhere and the woman should be dismissed. The woman in question was sternly warned about discussing politics in the office and starting conflicts with patients, but was not dismissed. You know, that whole “religious freedom” thing.

    This highlights one thing about the thinking of the religious right – all they need is ONE issue on which to convince themselves that they are “morally correct” in voting for Trump and nothing will permeate that bubble of sanctity to convince them otherwise. No other evidence, no appalling, unethical and amoral commentary from Trump himself, literally nothing. If Trump vowed to set off a nuclear war and annihilate the world as we know it the moment he set foot in the Oval Office, they would still fashion an excuse for voting for him, so long as he parroted their bigotry and prejudices, and had a plan to subjugate the right people.

  • muselet

    Jerry Falwell Jr:

    It is a testament to the fact that Liberty University promotes the free expression of ideas unlike many major universities where political correctness prevents conservative students from speaking out.

    Uh-huh. I’ll let y’all make up your own punch lines.

    Back in the 1980s, I took the Religious Right semi-seriously. I tried to understand their objections to the Universe as it existed, but it was like trying to commune with a swarm of gall wasps: we had no common points of reference.

    Now, I don’t even bother. The Religious Right is just another political interest group, one which at some point had the decency to stop pretending to be anything other than a particularly loyal constituency of the Republican Party.

    Jerry Falwell Jr’s enthusiastic support of Donald Trump is the logical endpoint to the Religious Right’s trajectory over the past 35 years.

    –alopecia

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    Here is how much sympathy I have for people who chose to go to Liberty “University” and are now upset that they are being censored:

  • Aynwrong

    It’s a cliche and I’ve said it before as well but it’s true. Christianity for these people is little more than a tribe. The teachings of Christ are completely fungible.

  • Victor the Crab

    The Religious Right as a moral force for the past 30 years has been a colossally hypocritical joke. Their belief system, for the most part, has been diametrically opposite the teachings of Christ, whom they claim to love and demand that everyone do likewise or burn in Hell for eternity. So it shouldn’t come as a complete surprise that they would hitch their Christian wagons on the massive reprobate Drumph.

  • gescove

    “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.” Yes. A thousand times yes.