June 23, 2009 New York Times Update! Update! Update!
The student Democratic club can continue as a campus group at Liberty University — unofficially. The new policy also changed the College Republicans from an officially recognized campus group to an unofficial one. The political organizations will not receive university financing but may use the Liberty name and meet in university facilities.
May 23, 2009
Washington Post article
Good grief! Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia will no longer recognize the school's Democratic club because the Democratic party goes against the school's moral principals. It looks like the majority of Americans must be morally corrupt since most Americans are Democrats.
Liberty's founder, Reverend Jerry Falwell, provided this blog with some very entertaining entries before he died in 2007. Here's a sample:
Feb 15, 1999
The Reverend Jerry Falwell, a former spokesman for America's Moral Majority, denounced the children's show, Teletubbies. He said it does not provide a good role model for children because Tinky Winky is gay.
May 17, 1977
“Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.” Reverend Jerry Falwell on Crossfire.
Sept 13, 2001
Rev. Jerry Falwell (with Rev Pat Robertson) blames pagans, abortionist, feminists and gays & lesbians for the 911 attacks.
It looks like his son, Liberty's chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., has his dad's knack for making headlines. I suppose banning the Democratic club shouldn't be surprising. The biology department teaches creationism along with evolution and intelligent design. (link).
Here is a segment about the ban on the Rachel Maddow show.
Here's a link to National Public Radio spot about a Brown University student who spent a semester at Liberty University.
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