Category: Falwell OpEd

How we prevented COVID-19 cases at Liberty University

A crisis model for other institutions to follow in the future First published by Washington Times on Friday, May 8, 2020 Looking back over our plan to prevent COVID-19 cases at Liberty University while simultaneously prioritizing the needs of students who lacked the resources and accommodations to weather the storm, we seemed to have struck the perfect balance. Our crisis response plan prevented any cases of COVID-19 on our campus, and it serves as a model for other institutions to follow in the future. Let’s face it, the world knows a lot more about preventing and mitigating cases of COVID-19 than we did in March. At the…

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Liberal media smears against Liberty University show dire need for impartial reporting

By Jerry Falwell Jr. - - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 First published at Washington Times ANALYSIS/OPINION: The unique role of a free press in an open society requires members of the media to maintain strict impartiality when publishing news stories — their own industry ethics require it. Incredibly, this is the exact source of growing mistrust of the press by the American people in recent years, as the media obstinately refuse to meet their own standards to be impartial. At Liberty University, our past and recent history of being the target of biased and agenda-driven news stories have given us a unique vantage point to witness the…

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We Need More Bold and Tough Leaders in America Once Again

First published at Patriot Post on April 25, 2020 By Jerry Falwell Jr. Have you noticed how few real men and women run for public office anymore? Today, establishment politicians and the media are so ruthless in condemning anyone who colors outside the lines that they’ve scared off most of our best and brightest — and toughest — leaders from running for office for fear of the consequences for them and their families. It takes a special leader these days who’s willing to enter public service and take the risks needed to make bold, dynamic, fearless, and innovative decisions that improve and even save lives.…

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Falwell: Religious freedom does not disappear in a pandemic

Years from now, people of faith will continue to be grateful that President Trump and Attorney General Barr stood up for our religious liberties at this perilous time.  First published at Lifezette on April 23, 2020 BY JERRY FALWELL, JR. President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice (DoJ) is taking an historic stand on behalf of Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed right to freely exercise their religious beliefs. United States Attorney General William Barr made this clear when he publicized a Statement of Interest expressing the federal government’s firm opposition to “special restrictions on religious activity that do not also apply to similar nonreligious activity,” declaring, “[E]ven in times of…

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FALWELL: Coronavirus Isn’t Disrupting The Media’s Anti-Conservative, Anti-Christian Bias

First published at Daily Caller on April 7, 2020 As the leader of a Christian institution of higher learning, a conservative and a supporter of President Trump, I’m no stranger to smears from the news media. Still, in the midst of one of the worst crises our country has ever faced, even I am shocked at how vicious and hypocritical the attacks on Liberty University have been. From day one, we took prudent measures to prioritize the health and safety of our students, and we went above and beyond to implement the social distancing and stay-at-home orders issued by federal and state leaders. But you wouldn’t know…

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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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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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