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Liberty University decides you can’t be a Democrat and a Christian

It looks like Republicans are determined to make their tent as small as possible. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University in Virginia revoked its recognition of the campus Democratic Club, saying ““we are unable to lend support to a club whose parent organization stands against the moral principles held by” the university. The Club can no longer meet on campus, and cannot advertise its meetings on campus. Violators could be subject to expulsion.

The university VP of Student Affairs declared “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.).”

The chairman of the local chapter of the Democratic party responded “My issue with this is the statement that the Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of Liberty University and to Christian doctrine. They are essentially saying, ‘you cannot be a Christian and a Democrat.’”



  1. Donna wrote:

    ‘you cannot be a Christian and a Democrat.’”

    If they were to state their position honestly they would tell us that “you cannot be Christ-like, you cannot follow Christ’s teachings and be a “Christian.””

    Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Permalink
  2. Dannynono wrote:

    The “Christian” agenda is pro-hate crime. Amen.

    Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 6:39 pm | Permalink
  3. Kevin wrote:

    It’s less that the “Christian” agenda is pro hate crime/intolerance/etc. and more that the religious right’s agenda is the same. Falwell always was deep in the religious right, so it’s no surprise his university is intolerant as well.

    The sad thing is, these guys have made Christianity a bad thing, when it shouldn’t be that way. Christ did teach tolerance and acceptance, which isn’t bad at all. I still have no clue how Falwell and his fellow loonies ever managed to gain credence as Christians of any sort with their extreme intolerance of… well hell, most anything they didn’t personally approve of.

    Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink
  4. K!M wrote:

    Falwell once referred to the students at my alma mater as the “the whores on the hill”. His messages were centered around hate and disdain for anything different from his small-town, religious nut ideals. I hate that the school and the community are still suffering from his influence.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink
  5. dannynono wrote:

    Kevin, you are correct. Religious right is a better fit.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
  6. Nancy Nurse wrote:

    Hmmmm. I thought Jesus cared for the poor and downtrodden? That’s not what seems to come out of the Republican’s mouths…

    Friday, July 29, 2011 at 9:46 am | Permalink