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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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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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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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