Liberty University Attacks Democrats Party Club
Really guys? You want to start with this game? Well don't hold your breath because you won't find well balanced colleges and universities pulling this kind of crap.
Liberty University will no longer recognize its campus Democratic club because, officials say, the national party's platform goes against the conservative Christian school's moral principles.
I recommend you change your name now before you continue to mislead anyone about your open minded, all loving Christ centered curriculum.
Officials at the private Lynchburg school, which was founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, said they made the decision after receiving complaints from trustees, parents and donors.
Well I respect your narrowed minded stance, not really. But since you are a private university, knock yourself out. But I don't want to hear of a dime of taxpayer monies paying for any one's education there. No financial aid from the U.S. Government. You had better start handing a lot of scholarships out.
"They really are great kids and good friends of mine," said Jerry Falwell Jr., who became the school's chancellor after his father died in 2007. "It's just an issue of what Liberty's mission is."
Which is what exactly? I'm curious you Nazis.
This decision led to swift and strong criticism by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and the three Democrats running to replace him. Kaine, who spoke on the campus on behalf of then-Sen. Barack Obama last year, urged the school to reconsider.
"For Liberty University to deprive the College Democrats of the same opportunity as College Republicans . . . violates that fundamental principle of fairness and teaches the students the wrong message," Kaine said.
You think? Why don't they start wearing white hoods as school uniforms?
Terry McAuliffe, one of the Democrats running for governor in the June 9 primary, organized a conference call with reporters last week to denounce the school's actions.
"People are tired of the division," McAuliffe said. I clearly second that.
The other Democratic gubernatorial candidates, R. Creigh Deeds and Brian Moran, released statements condemning the decision.
"Restricting free speech and discouraging students from participating in the political process are not what our colleges and universities should be about," Deeds, a Bath County senator, said.
"Colleges are supposed to be a marketplace of ideas -- even ones you might not agree with," said Jesse Ferguson, Moran's spokesman.
McAuliffe compared the Liberty flap to Republican gubernatorial nominee Robert F. McDonnell's opposition to Obama receiving an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame because of his abortion views. I don't think Notre Dame had any business inviting President Obama if they disagreed with his policies so much....but then there is the media attention they received, which is why I suspect they went through with it. Hypocrites or political opportunist, both labels seem to fit here.
McDonnell, who attended Notre Dame and spoke at Liberty in March, said through his spokesman that he "personally disagrees" with Liberty's decision but that because it is a private school its leaders can make their own decisions.
If they are going to make calls like this, Honestly, I wouldn't want to send my children or grandchildren to such an institution. Boy, Republicans are really taking the loss of power in this country hard this time. If it isn't calls for sovereignty, succession, it is backlashes like this and Notre Dame throwing fits.
Guys, you are out of power for awhile...
Deal with it...and grow from the experience.
Deal with it...and grow from the experience.
Note: Update 2011
I have received more random acts of religious zealotry and slander on this one post than any other post I have written. Which only goes to prove what lengths some people will go to in pressuring others into thinking like they do. So if you are here to leave more trash talk, please be my guest. Why? Because I do believe in free speech, even when it comes from hateful people who want others to believe they walk with Jesus Christ. Good luck on that journey by the way. Try to remember that actions and words are speaking for your theology and philosophy in life.
Also for those who wish to leave anonymous hateful comments, be my guest. It shows how far your faith has carried you. If you say what you mean, and mean what you say...then leave your real name and we will talk. If not, please for the love of Christianity, quit being such narrow minded shallow people.