This happened last Friday but I’d like to comment a little on Liberty University’s decision to no longer “recognize” the campus chapter of the College Democrats. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Liberty is the college founded by the late Jerry Falwell and currently directed by his heir to the throne, Jerry Falwell Jr. It’s the largest Evangelical university in the world, and its reach extends far from its little pocket in Virgina – the school boasts thousands of online students as well.
So it’s really not surprising and shouldn’t be controversial – at least not any more controversial than the very existence of the university itself. I’m frankly alarmed that such a club even exists at Liberty – the university is by no means conservative – it is an unabashed right wing conspiracy. It and several other evangelical universities, notably nearby Patrick Henry College, have made it their mission to train an elite breed of evangelical activists whose chief mission is the destruction of the separation of church and state. They don’t believe in it, they are convinced that it is a sham, and therefore, Americans have unfairly been deprived of Christ in so many domains – particularly in schools.
What’s most amusing about the story is that the College Dems had previously gained recognition of the school by agreeing to support an unequivocally pro-life and anti-gay marriage platform. However, after they supported Democratic candidates last November, including that son-of-a-Muslim running for president, the university reasoned that even though they didn’t explicitly endorse evil themselves, they were nevertheless supporting it and were therefore collaborators.
“The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of Liberty University and to Christian doctrine (supports abortion, federal funding of abortion, advocates repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, promotes the “LGBT” agenda, hate crimes, which include sexual orientation and gender identity, socialism, etc.)”
Note the reference to socialism. Can somebody direct me Christ’s condemnation of socialism? I’m sure it’s in the Bible somewhere if Jerry Falwell’s friend says so but I can’t find it on this online Bible.