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On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:27:53 AM UTC-5, plainolamerican wrote:
>
> I have grown to like and respect Jerry Falwell Jr.  He's most definitely a 
> class act.  
> ---
> opinion noted and laughed at.
>
> Falwell, Jr said:
>
> "I would vote for Trump even if he sexually harassed women."
>
> "Billy Graham is the chief servant of Satan in America."
>
>  "I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, 
> we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over 
> again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!"
>
> "AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals. To oppose it would 
> be like an Israelite jumping in the Red Sea to save one of Pharaoh's 
> charioteers ... AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is 
> God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."
>
> "Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are 
> married to them."
>
> "The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will 
> not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we 
> make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and 
> the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to 
> make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way 
> -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger 
> in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'" --on the 9/11 attacks
>
> "Giving Trump an honorary doctorate in the past was unwise, but comparing 
> him to Jesus was as close to heresy as I ever wish to witness." - Michael 
> Farris, the chancellor of Patrick Henry College, who once served as 
> executive director of Jerry Falwell Sr.'s Moral Majority in Washington, D.C.
>
>
> On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:51:37 AM UTC-5, KeithInTampa wrote:
>>
>> I have grown to like and respect Jerry Falwell Jr.  He's most definitely 
>> a class act.   For those of you, (usually like me!)  that give little 
>> credence to anything that Plain Ol' posts, this little nugget is contained 
>> within the article:
>>
>> “*I am proud of these few students for speaking their minds but I’m 
>> afraid the statement is incoherent and false*,” Falwell said in a 
>> statement. “*I am not ‘touring the country’ or associating Liberty 
>> University with any candidate. I am only fulfilling my obligation as a 
>> citizen to ‘render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s’ by expressing 
>> my personal opinion about who I believe is best suited to lead our nation 
>> in a time of crisis. This student statement seems to ignore the teachings 
>> of Jesus not to judge others but they are young and still learning*.”
>>
>> In another statement Thursday, Falwell questioned the support for the 
>> group. “*The group of students now speaking out against Trump represents 
>> a very small percentage of the Liberty student body of 15,000 resident 
>> students and 90,000 online students. The group (led by a never Trump 
>> activist, I am told) claims to have between 200 and 1200 signatures on a 
>> petition but admits that many of these signatories are not Liberty 
>> students.”*
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 8:23 AM, plainolamerican <plainol...@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Students at Virginia’s Liberty University have issued a statement 
>>> against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as young conservatives 
>>> at some colleges across the country reconsider support for his campaign.
>>>
>>> A statement issued late Wednesday 
>>> <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdLe5fbVw0d12MtiYcJCf-hLDjpr7AdiYTIkMBttqdLuTQbg/viewform>
>>>  by 
>>> the group Liberty United Against Trump strongly rebuked the candidate as 
>>> well as the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., for defending Trump 
>>> after he made vulgar comments about women in a 2005 video.
>>>
>>> “Donald Trump does not represent our values and we want nothing to do 
>>> with him,” the statement said. “… 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.”
>>>
>>> *[U-Va. College Republicans rescind support for Trump 
>>> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/10/11/u-va-college-republicans-rescind-support-for-trump/>]*
>>>
>>> Many campus Republican groups have not endorsed their party’s nominee.
>>>
>>> Nationally, Trump seems to have less support from younger Republicans. 
>>> Less than two-thirds of Republican-leaning voters younger than 30 support 
>>> Trump, while more than three-quarters of 30-to-64-year-olds and 85 percent 
>>> of seniors do, in an average of September Washington Post-ABC national 
>>> polls 
>>> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2016/09/25/National-Politics/Polling/release_446.xml>.
>>>  
>>> They were also less likely to support Trump in the Republican primaries and 
>>> caucuses earlier this year.
>>>
>>> And younger Republicans were more likely to say Trump is biased against 
>>> women and minorities, according to Post-ABC polling in August and early 
>>> September: In combined surveys, 44 percent of Republican-leaning adults 
>>> younger than 30 said Trump was biased against women and minorities, 
>>> compared with a quarter of those age 30 to 64 and one-fifth of those 65 and 
>>> older.
>>>
>>> *[Someone wrote ‘Trump 2016′ on Emory’s campus in chalk. And some 
>>> students say they no longer feel safe. 
>>> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/03/24/someone-wrote-trump-2016-on-emorys-campus-in-chalk-some-students-said-they-no-longer-feel-safe/?tid=a_inl>]*
>>>
>>> Some students maintain there is more support on campuses than people 
>>> realize, because many colleges are so liberal-leaning and politically 
>>> correct that Trump supporters choose to remain silent about their views. 
>>> They point to stealth campaigning, such as the “chalkenings” that have 
>>> happened at some schools  
>>> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/04/12/pro-trump-anti-mexican-messages-chalked-on-california-campus-as-chalkening-movement-spreads/?tid=a_inl>with
>>>  
>>> students waking to find Trump slogans written in chalk all over campus.
>>>
>>> *[At the country’s most elite colleges, some Trump supporters stay 
>>> closeted 
>>> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/20/at-the-countrys-most-elite-and-liberal-colleges-some-trump-supporters-stay-closeted/>]*
>>>
>>> But recent revelations about the candidate, including the release of a 2005 
>>> video in which he is heard talking about groping women 
>>> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-recorded-having-extremely-lewd-conversation-about-women-in-2005/2016/10/07/3b9ce776-8cb4-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html>,
>>>  
>>> have made this a turning point for even some of his ardent supporters and 
>>> intensified debate about the candidate on many campuses.
>>>
>>> That conflict is crystallized at Liberty. The Lynchburg school was 
>>> founded by evangelical pastor Jerry Falwell Sr., whose sermons gave rise to 
>>> a prominent conservative political movement, Moral Majority. The small 
>>> college Falwell created in 1971 has become an epicenter of evangelical 
>>> Christian education in the United States and one of the largest 
>>> universities by enrollment in the country, based in large part on soaring 
>>> online participation.
>>>
>>> The campus also has become a regular stop for politicians on the 
>>> campaign trail. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) began his run for the presidency at 
>>> Liberty. Trump gave a convocation address in front of the student body in 
>>> January. A week afterward, Falwell Jr. endorsed Trump. In the months since, 
>>> Falwell has vigorously defended his decision to support the Republican 
>>> candidate.
>>>
>>> “Jesus said ‘Judge not, lest ye be judged.'” Falwell wrote in an essay 
>>> for The Washington Post this year. 
>>> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/01/27/jerry-falwell-jr-heres-the-backstory-of-why-i-endorsed-donald-trump/>
>>>  “Let’s 
>>> stop trying to choose the political leaders who we believe are the most 
>>> godly because, in reality, only God knows people’s hearts. You and I don’t, 
>>> and we are all sinners.”
>>>
>>> The students at Liberty University wrote that they felt compelled to 
>>> speak out in light of Falwell’s steadfast support for Trump even after the 
>>> candidate’s comments about women and sexual assault.
>>>
>>> “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,” the Liberty students wrote. “We are not 
>>> proclaiming our opposition to Donald Trump out of bitterness, but out of a 
>>> desire to regain the integrity of our school.”
>>>
>>> A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a 
>>> request for comment Thursday.
>>>
>>> Falwell quickly criticized the student effort against Trump.
>>>
>>> “I am proud of these few students for speaking their minds but I’m 
>>> afraid the statement is incoherent and false,” Falwell said in a 
>>> statement. “I am not ‘touring the country’ or associating Liberty 
>>> University with any candidate. I am only fulfilling my obligation as a 
>>> citizen to ‘render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s’ by expressing 
>>> my personal opinion about who I believe is best suited to lead our nation 
>>> in a time of crisis. This student statement seems to ignore the teachings 
>>> of Jesus not to judge others but they are young and still learning.”
>>>
>>> In another statement Thursday, Falwell questioned the support for the 
>>> group. “The group of students now speaking out against Trump represents a 
>>> very small percentage of the Liberty student body of 15,000 resident 
>>> students and 90,000 online students. The group (led by a never Trump 
>>> activist, I am told) claims to have between 200 and 1200 signatures on a 
>>> petition but admits that many of these signatories are not Liberty 
>>> students.”
>>>
>>> *[Virginia’s Liberty transforms into evangelical mega-university 
>>> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/virginias-liberty-transforms-into-evangelical-mega-university/2013/03/04/931cb116-7d09-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html?tid=a_inl>]*
>>>
>>> Dustin Wahl, a junior at Liberty, told The Post that he wrote the 
>>> Liberty United Against Trump statement and said that about 1,300 students, 
>>> alumni and faculty have left signatures of support. “Since the most recent 
>>> sexual assault thing, we realized this is a time we can all get behind this 
>>> and say ‘Enough is enough.’ We do not support our president in his 
>>> endorsement of Trump and we want the world to know because he’s giving 
>>> Liberty University a bad name,” Wahl said. ” . . . This is an effort to say 
>>> Liberty is not Trump university.”
>>>
>>> During the Republican primary, Trump won about 8 percent of the vote in 
>>> Liberty’s voting precinct, while Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) won 44 percent and 
>>> Cruz won 33 percent.
>>>
>>> Wahl said he attended the convocation on campus Wednesday, which 
>>> included an appearance by Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 
>>> Wahl said few students clapped when Pence spoke of Trump. “It was pretty 
>>> pitiful,” he said. “People associate our degree with the worst presidential 
>>> candidate in modern history.”
>>>
>>> David Campbell, a political science professor at the University of Notre 
>>> Dame, said the nation is seeing “mounting evidence for a generational 
>>> divide within evangelicalism” over the campaign. “Pastors who either are 
>>> overtly supporting Trump or . . . continue to mix partisan politics should 
>>> worry about driving young evangelicals away from their church.”
>>>
>>> Younger evangelicals tend to lean more to the left politically than 
>>> their parents, according to a survey of religious groups from the Pew 
>>> Research Center.
>>>
>>> Many campus Republican groups have struggled with the choice. On 
>>> Saturday,Alex Smith <http://www.crnc.org/about/leaders/>, national 
>>> chairman of the College Republican National Committee, posted on 
>>> Twitter: “The Party of Lincoln is not a locker room, and there is no place 
>>> for people who think it is. Definitely not with her, but not with him.”
>>>
>>> Smith is not granting interviews at this time, according to a spokesman 
>>> for the group. The spokesman did not respond to a question about how many 
>>> chapters have endorsed Trump.
>>>
>>> The New Mexico Federation of College Republicans announced Saturday that 
>>> they “will not and cannot support Donald Trump.” The group endorsed 
>>> Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.
>>>
>>> The Harvard Republican Club took a strong stand in August. “For the 
>>> first time in 128 years, we, the oldest College Republicans chapter in the 
>>> nation, will not be endorsing the Republican nominee,” the club said in a 
>>> statement. “Donald Trump holds views that are antithetical to our values 
>>> not only as Republicans, but as Americans.”
>>>
>>> The club had been planning to vote on an endorsement when its 
>>> members were back on campus for the academic year, said its president, 
>>> Declan Garvey, but a series of events over the summer intensified concern 
>>> and a survey was sent to members. Only 10 percent supported Trump, he said, 
>>> and 80 percent were opposed.
>>>
>>> In recent days, he said some of the revelations about Democratic nominee 
>>> Hillary Clinton disgusted members of the group. Then the video came out. 
>>> “There was some attrition back to Trump,” Garvey said, but the video 
>>> “stopped that.”
>>>
>>> The Yale College Republicans wrote of the divides within their group, 
>>> but in a statement leaders warned of a Clinton victory and wrote in part: 
>>> “While not every member of our organization supported Trump in the primary, 
>>> as an organization and branch of the GOP we support Republicans up and down 
>>> the ballot. And yes, that includes supporting Donald Trump for president.”
>>>
>>> After that decision, some members of the group left to form their own 
>>> organization. Leaders of the group declined to comment Thursday.
>>>
>>> At Princeton, the College Republicans stayed on the sidelines with a
>>> statement 
>>> <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=647702055377813&id=430082530473101>
>>>  in 
>>> August promoting Republican principles but “not taking a definitive 
>>> position on Donald Trump’s candidacy.” Leaders of the group did not respond 
>>> immediately to requests for comment Thursday.
>>>
>>> The Cornell University College Republicans endorsed the Libertarian 
>>> ticket. In a public statement 
>>> <https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1147245345349940&id=151444014930083>,
>>>  they 
>>> wrote, in part: “This election’s unprecedented nature has made blind 
>>> commitment to our Party unpalatable. The Cornell Republicans cannot, in 
>>> good faith, endorse our party’s nominee. Mr. Trump should not be the face 
>>> of American conservatism. Instead, we are proud to endorse the true 
>>> conservative in this election: Gary Johnson.”
>>>
>>> At Washington University in St. Louis, site of the most recent 
>>> presidential debate, the College Republicans did not endorse Trump. In an 
>>> op-ed 
>>> <http://www.studlife.com/forum/op-ed-submission/2016/10/06/op-ed-submission-lets-try-again-in-2020-college-republicans-descision-not-to-endorse-trump/>
>>>  published 
>>> in Student Life, an independent newspaper, they wrote, “We should note that 
>>> even the unfamiliar sight of a College Republicans chapter not endorsing 
>>> their nominee is not uncommon in this election cycle. A myriad of 
>>> Republicans this year have decided not to endorse Trump either. Many 
>>> Republicans have realized that we need a candidate who will follow the 
>>> guidance of and adhere to the United States constitution, and not a nominee 
>>> who speaks of his presidency as a ‘reign.’”
>>>
>>> In Virginia, while some students support Trump, others have recently 
>>> withdrawn support after the video, said Rachel Moss, a junior who is a 
>>> member of the James Madison University College Republicans and serves as 
>>> communication director for the College Republican Federation of 
>>> Virginia. Since many chapters have not publicly endorsed Trump, Moss said 
>>> that the federation is encouraging college students to focus on 
>>> congressional races.
>>>
>>> On Tuesday, the University of Virginia College Republicans voted to 
>>> rescind the group’s Trump endorsement. “We do not feel Donald Trump 
>>> accurately represents the way we view and conduct ourselves,” the group’s 
>>> executive board wrote in a statement.
>>>
>>> At Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., the College 
>>> Republicans did not officially endorse Trump because the group “exists for 
>>> the betterment of the Republican Party as a whole, not select Republican 
>>> candidates,” said Caroline Bones, chair of the club. Bones noted that “like 
>>> the larger Republican Party, there is room for disagreements within our 
>>> membership. We fully recognize that not every Republican supports Mr. 
>>> Trump. ”
>>>
>>> At Virginia Tech, the College Republicans did not formally endorse Trump 
>>> but wrote in a statement to The Post that as a “partisan, Republican 
>>> organization, our organization does support the Republican nominee for 
>>> President.”
>>>
>>> Virginia Commonwealth University’s College Republicans chapter recently 
>>> voted once again to “unanimously and emphatically” endorse Trump. John 
>>> Rackoski, vice president of communication for the group, said that they are 
>>> “obviously disgusted” by what Trump said on the tape but that it “is no 
>>> worse than the language we hear used in public on campus on a daily basis, 
>>> from both men and women. … A firestorm has erupted over Trump’s dirty jokes 
>>> told in private to other men over 11 years ago, which hurt no one.”
>>>
>>> The students at Liberty University ended their statement by noting 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.”
>>>
>>> The statement concluded: “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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