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Zorro

(15,921 posts)
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:14 PM Sep 2019

Exclusive: Falwell blasted Liberty student as 'retarded,' police chief as 'half-wit' in emails

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by JudyM (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: Reuters

In emails to his colleagues over the years, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr has denigrated students and staff at the Christian university he runs, referring to one student as "emotionally imbalanced and physically retarded" and calling the school's police chief a "half-wit."

The barbed comments, contained in email exchanges reviewed by Reuters, emerge as the evangelical political leader is seeking to stem a rash of news reports about his stewardship of the Virginia-based university.

Falwell said this week he has asked U.S. federal authorities to investigate whether former board members and employees at the nonprofit university may have broken the law and divulged internal school documents to journalists. The request came after recent reports by Reuters and Politico describing how Falwell has managed Liberty.

Falwell told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he had contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that the email disclosures constituted an "attempted coup" aimed at securing his ouster from Liberty, where he has served as president since 2008. The FBI declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-falwell-emails-exclusive-idUSKCN1VX1QJ



A chip off the ol' block. Junior is just as nasty as was his POS daddy.
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tblue37

(65,831 posts)
1. When will Sarah Palin chastise him? Oh, that's right, IOKIYAR. nt
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:19 PM
Sep 2019

Kittycow

(2,396 posts)
3. She might be too busy denying that Todd filed for divorce.
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:21 PM
Sep 2019

Leghorn21

(13,570 posts)
2. Oh yeah, this is GREAT, thanks for posting, Zorro!! WOW
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:19 PM
Sep 2019

Ole junior’s having himself the WORST WEEK EVER, and I’m

LOVIN IT!!!

boilinmad

(267 posts)
4. "Christianity"..
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:26 PM
Sep 2019

...in all it's glory.

Zorro

(15,921 posts)
5. He might try to pull a Jimmy Swaggart
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:31 PM
Sep 2019

and preach an "I have sinned" sermon just like Jimmy did after getting busted with a prostitute.

But probably not.

He'll probably take the defense ol' Jimmy did the second time he was busted with a prostitute: "The Lord said it was none of your business".

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
6. "Humanity"..
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:32 PM
Sep 2019

... in all it's glory.

machoneman

(4,074 posts)
7. Obviously a law school failure. Call the local police first? He must be trolling his half-witted....
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:53 PM
Sep 2019

alumni for $$$. Watch for a fund raising e-mail...and soon!

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
8. Can you have a coup in a private religious school...wouldn't that be a reformation or a schism...
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:54 PM
Sep 2019

hibbing

(10,174 posts)
9. I love his Horatio Alger story life story n/t
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:05 PM
Sep 2019

Grokenstein

(5,757 posts)
10. "Junior is just as nasty as was his POS daddy."
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:25 PM
Sep 2019

...and he's headed for the same destination. They'll be reunited!

safeinOhio

(33,157 posts)
11. Mr. Falwell must know
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:28 PM
Sep 2019

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

paleotn

(18,379 posts)
12. They need to stop calling it a university...
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:47 PM
Sep 2019

Liberty Institution is fine. Liberty Madrasa is better. It is nothing but an indoctrination camp for young, evilgelicals.

Marcuse

(7,668 posts)
18. Actually it's a real estate empire abusing its non profit status by self dealing.
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:01 PM
Sep 2019

Newest Reality

(12,712 posts)
13. The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away...
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:07 PM
Sep 2019

Time to let it go. God's gotya in his sights and the coup is just for you, Jr.

Now, fall well.

Initech

(100,553 posts)
14. Ah the morals and values crowd at work.
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:34 PM
Sep 2019

Nitram

(23,621 posts)
15. So nice to hear that Falwell's vanity project is crumbling from under him.
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:57 PM
Sep 2019

First the NRA and now Liberty U. Which ultra-conservative institution will fall next?

keithbvadu2

(37,938 posts)
16. Jerry's pool boy probably got a great review. BIGLY!
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:12 PM
Sep 2019

Jerry's pool boy probably got a great review. BIGLY!

riversedge

(71,234 posts)
17. Jr is not a nice man.
Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:59 PM
Sep 2019

JudyM

(29,424 posts)
19. Locking.
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:20 PM
Sep 2019

Drama surrounding Falwell’s “barbed comments” doesn’t meet the LBN forum’s standard for important news. Please post this type of OP in GD instead.

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