Liberty University throws Falwell under the bus to defend Beck’s convocation sermon

Liberty University throws Falwell under the bus to defend Beck's convocation sermon
Liberty University’s official spokesman responded to concerns about Glenn Beck’s appearance at the final convocation of the academic year, in which the university had compelled ten thousand students to listen to a Mormon-infused sermon. The spokesman, Johnnie Moore, was either unaware of earlier statements by the president of the school, Jerry Falwell, or didn’t mind ...

Liberty’s fines, Beck’s lie, and the students’ applause

Liberty's fines, Beck's lie, and the students' applause
A few thoughts about the Liberty University and Glenn Beck story. The Fine A few commentators have wondered about the fine for students who didn’t attend Beck’s sermon. As they correctly point out, students are fined $10 for missing any convocation event, not just this one. This, however, doesn’t¬†make Liberty’s invitation to Beck look any ...

Jerry Falwell ignores his school’s published doctrine to defend Mormonism

Jerry Falwell ignores his school's published doctrine to defend Mormonism
According to Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Liberty University’s doctrinal statement does not define Mormonism as a cult. In 2012, when students protested the school’s invitation to Mitt Romney, a Mormon, to speak at commencement, Falwell told CNN, Liberty has no official position on Mormonism. Our statement does not define Mormonism as a cult. There are hundreds ...

Liberty University fines students for not listening to cult leader

Liberty University fines students for not listening to cult leader
Liberty University invited Mormon Glenn Beck to preach to its students at its compulsory convocation last week, handing out $10 fines to residential students who didn’t have a suitable excuse for not attending. The Beck sermon continues a worrying trend that signals Liberty’s rapid retreat from Christian orthodoxy to an unapologetic¬†embrace of false religions and ...

Liberty University’s provost was a senior Moonie apostle and collaborator

Liberty University's provost was a senior Moonie apostle and collaborator
Liberty University’s current provost, Ron Godwin, was appointed by Rev. Sun Myung Moon to take his teachings and use them to revive and resurrect American Christianity. Moon knew Godwin intimately, and repeatedly praised him publicly for his usefulness in taking the Moonie message to the American Christian church. Godwin attracted attention last week when he ...

An attempt to understand the corporate ties that confuse even Liberty University

An attempt to understand the corporate ties that confuse even Liberty University
Liberty University continues to try to distance itself from the announcement that it had entered into a partnership with Benny Hinn that would lead to a new crop of Hinn-ordained pastors the world over. I’ll have another post on the people involved in the announcement, though I decided to abandon that for a moment and ...