The leftists, loonies, and lavender crowd smell blood—Falwell blood—and they, like a flock of vultures, are circling over Liberty Mountain ready for the kill. The tragedy is that Jerry Falwell, Jr. has not acted wisely and is responsible for some of the mess as this article and following articles will document.
However, just because some charges may be true or partially true does not mean the charges of nepotism, family feuds, giving political support to Trump’s candidacy in 2016 as payback for Trump’s lawyer effecting the destruction of “racy” photos of Jerry’s wife, fiduciary bungling, self-dealing in Liberty University construction projects, Jerry Jr. and his son dancing and drinking at a Florida nightclub, etc., are true. I will delineate those charges in future articles.
A recent article of mine dealt with Jerry’s support for GOP Congressman Denver Riggleman from Charlottesville for reelection next year. The congressman is a whisky producer who performed a wedding ceremony for two homosexual men who worked for his candidacy. Jerry endorsed him knowing he could have supported another candidate (even choosing a candidate) in the coming primary, but he chose to support the same-sex “marriage” congressman.
That is not the Falwell I knew for decades. As the Brits cried out for centuries, “The [old] King is dead; long live the [new] King.” But while Jerry got his father’s position, he did not get his father’s principles. Sad.
Jerry’s dad for sure would never support homosexuality. In fact, many Republicans stay out of primaries and permit each candidate to take his or her message to the GOP voters. Jerry Jr. decided to jump in very early to give his support after the county GOP refused to support his reelection! I predict Riggleman will become a Democrat following his reelection.
There is no question that Falwell made a hasty and dangerous political decision, but to justify his support of perversion by his immature nonsense about the Supreme Court having already made same sex “marriage” legal is embarrassingly shallow. Whatever the circumstances, any support, and in fact, the lack of condemnation of such a ceremony has no defense. Jerry blew it.
But then, Jerry and Liberty University have waded into these muddy waters before.
In 2014, many friends of Liberty were concerned that university officials (that means Jerry, Jr.) hired a homosexual advocate to teach students choreography in its presentation of Mary Poppins. Additional concerns developed when Brandon Ambrosino, a Liberty student, crawled out of the closet as a homosexual and was allowed to enroll as a graduate student in Liberty’s seminary program. That was a mistake.
Surely if God decreed the death penalty for sodomy in ancient Israel under a theocracy, He obviously would not want any kind of encouragement or support to them in our day of grace except to demand they repent and “sin no more.” For any Christian to give any encouragement to homosexuality is to support evil deeds. Dishonest critics will twist that to suggest that is a dog whistle for haters to mistreat homosexuals. As usual, they are wrong.
The Brandon Ambrosino article reported that Trey Falwell, Jerry Junior’s son, also a Liberty vice-president, “co-owns a gay-friendly hostel in Miami Beach known as the Miami Hostel! The article’s author reported that he spent a weekend at the establishment that displays the warning, “No Soliciting, No Politics, No Salesmen, No Religion.” Ambrosino called it a “flophouse” saying that one can stay at the hostel for $20.00 per night (in Miami Beach!). It boasts a bar/lounge and pool and provides bed sheets; you make your own bed. Parking garage is two blocks away.
The hostel website boasts, “You can hang out in the Jacuzzi or after you have had a few drinks join the club tour for that night with your friends. There is a liquor store connected to the hostel with almost anything you need for partying!”
A gay-friendly hostel that sells booze owned by a Liberty University vice-president! But it gets worse. It was allegedly funded by the President of Liberty University!
The Daily Mail reported, “A representative for Falwell Jr told BuzzFeed that he [Jerry] had loaned a company the downpayment (sic) to purchase the property on Alton Road for $4.65 million, but that Falwell Jr. himself was not a partner in the hostel.” Reuters reported, “Falwell [Junior] filed an affidavit in 2018 saying he used his own wealth to lend $1.8 million to the $4.65 million project….”
If so, Jerry is a participant, promoter, and pimp for perversion.
Jerry can contact scores of theology experts at Liberty who will validate that II John 1:11 warns all Christians, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” Not only are Christians warned not to encourage perversion (or those who encourage rebellion against Christ), they are required to condemn it. Hebrews 11:7 reveals that Noah condemned the sin of his day but Lot refused to do so. Lot was “vexed” by the sodomites in Sodom but he was like many Christian Conservatives who would never support the LGBTQ crowd and they speak strongly for “family values” but refuse to say, “Sodomy is evil.”
It seems Jerry Falwell Jr. would never wave the LGBTQ flag but he will wave the white flag of surrender and say, “Can’t we all just—you know—just get along!”
No, Jerry, we can’t. Christians are required to take a stand and go to the heart of the issue: Sodomy is wrong whether by two men or two women. It is wrong for married couples. You call a news conference, admit your softness on the issue, even speak about your repentance for compromise, cut all ties with any support for perversion, and lead the charge in a battle against the LGBTQ crowd as your dad did.
After all, your dad may be watching and if not your Father is for sure.
Martin Luther’s attributed statement is germane here: “If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.”
On the most pressing social/moral issue of our day, all Christians should stand with Luther and God. Pretty good company.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA TODAY for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)
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Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.