Author: Jerry Falwell

At Liberty University We’re Helping Limit the Spread, While Still Fulfilling Our Christian Mission

First published at Newsweek on April 1, 2020 As the coronavirus crisis continues, we must all do our share to limit the spread of the virus. It's exactly what every American was called to do by President Trump when he extended his social distancing guidelines by another 30 days. As a Christian university, we also consider it our duty to continue to act with compassion in the midst of this crisis—and we're proving that we can be in total compliance with the law under this current emergency while also fulfilling our Christian mission. We're living up to our duty—not shirking it—by allowing a small percentage…

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Donald Trump does not take black voters and evangelicals for granted

by Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Jack Brewer This article was first published at The Washington Times. Black Americans and evangelical Christians have both played a vital and long-standing role in shaping the culture, society and political landscape of America. This has taken place in completely different political arenas of late, but historically our interests have often gone hand-in-hand. The two of us have been at the forefront of many of the battles facing our communities over the past several years. Today, our battle is shared. The parallel between black and evangelical Christian voters in America is becoming clear as more and more members of our…

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Iowa voters turn out for Trump

Originally published at The Washington Times (February 7, 2020) Becki and I flew to Iowa this week to serve as surrogates at the Republican caucuses in the Hawkeye state. President Donald Trump’s campaign stationed us at a middle school in the town of Denison, about a two-hour drive west of Des Moines. They booked a room that wound up being much smaller than what was needed. They thought that since it was a foregone conclusion that Mr. Trump would win, there wouldn’t be a big crowd. But the turnout was huge. So I spent my time there sharing with the group how it would be absolute…

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A Unique Tradition That’s Worth Upholding

On Independence Day, we celebrate not only the beginning of our country’s history, but the story behind our shared membership in the American nation — one that the Democrats would prefer that we forget. It is not a time simply to remember the founding, Thomas Jefferson’s immortal words, or the mechanics of how our great republican experiment began. It is the day on which we most remember that we — Americans — are America. This country is not simply a place, nor is it a mere set of ideas. It is a people, a set of shared experiences, institutions, and a story that binds us…

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Statement on Ralph Northam’s comments regarding infanticide

Jerry Falwell, Jr. President, Liberty University January 31, 2019 Governor Ralph Northam’s comments regarding infanticide on Wednesday are reprehensible. He has shown once again that he is not a Governor for all Virginians—not the pro-life and not the unborn. Such extremism has no place in Virginia or America, where each individual has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness endowed by our Creator. I have two granddaughters: one 11 months old and the other is due to be born any day now. The thought of legalizing the murder of either one of them is repulsive and barbaric.      

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President Trump frees Pastor Brunson from Turkey, proves liberal media wrong

The decision by Turkish officials to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who met with President Trump at the White House on Saturday, was welcome news. It was a testament not only to the president’s strength but, more importantly, his strength of heart and character. A Turkish court freed Brunson Friday, after he had been held prisoner for two years following an attempted military coup in Turkey. He was charged as a conspirator in the plot, but Turkish authorities were unable to provide any satisfactory evidence to back up the charges against him. In truth, the only thing Brunson ever conspired to do was to spread…

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Manchin must put politics aside and vote yes on Kavanaugh

I met Joe Manchin in 2009 when the Liberty University football team played West Virginia University in Morgantown. It was a cordial meeting and a close game that WVU won. I told the then-Governor how my maternal grandfather grew up in a rural part of Lincoln County in the early 1900s. Today, I want Senator Manchin to know that West Virginians have an important question for him. Will Manchin vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh based on the judge’s impeccable experience and judicial prudence, or will the Senator continue his resistance to President Trump by siding with Democrat obstructionists? As one of the most…

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The roots of Donald Trump’s greatness

One hundred years ago today, Donald Trump’s grandfather Frederick died suddenly at the age of 49 — an early victim of what would later be known as the Spanish Flu. The morning before his death he woke up ready to continue his building of the American dream of happiness, family, and financial success. As Gwenda Blair, biographer of the Trumps, records the events, Frederick took 12-year-old Fred — his oldest son and the boy who would become the father of our current president — with him on a walk around Queens, checking in on properties he owned and partnerships he had formed. Fred, young as…

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