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Thread: OMG, these folks really would be at home in Gilead

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    Beastly Fido Roxxsmom's Avatar
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    OMG, these folks really would be at home in Gilead

    Liberty Universtity--Jerry Falwell Sr's legacy--is not only the antithesis of everything a university is supposed to be, it is a hotbed of corruption. His namesake son is essentially running amok, and no one can dissent. Shouldn't surprise me, I suppose.

    “We’re not a school; we’re a real estate hedge fund,” said a senior university official with inside knowledge of Liberty’s finances. “We’re not educating; we’re buying real estate every year and taking students’ money to do it.”

    Liberty employees detailed other instances of Falwell’s behavior that they see as falling short of the standard of conduct they expect from conservative Christian leaders, from partying at nightclubs, to graphically discussing his sex life with employees, to electioneering that makes uneasy even those who fondly remember the heyday of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., the school’s founder and Falwell Jr.’s father, and his Moral Majority.
    What is going on when Jerry Falwell Sr., one of the people who inspired Margaret Atwood to write The Handmaid's Tale, is fondly remembered as a paragon of moderation?

    It also reminds me of why academic freedom is so precious and is something we shouldn't take for granted, even at public schools or schools with a more liberal bent.

    And political machinations and corruption aside, what kind of joke education are the students getting at this school?
    Last edited by Roxxsmom; 09-17-2019 at 11:06 PM.
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