|Jerry Falwell, Jr.|
In his zeal to support GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. is losing integrity amongst his students.
Politico just reported the following
The president of Liberty University censored an article critical of
Donald Trump, according to the sports editor of the school's official
newspaper, the Liberty Champion.
The editor, Joel Schmieg, posted a statement on his Facebook account
claiming it was Jerry Falwell Jr., the university's president and a
Trump supporter, who spiked the column, which criticized Trump for lewd
comments he made on a hot mic during a 2005 taping of "Access
"Yesterday I was told [Falwell] was not allowing me to express my
personal opinion in an article I wrote for my weekly column in the
Liberty Champion about Trump and his 'locker room talk,'" Schmieg wrote.
"I understand Joel's frustration regarding the situation," Cierra
Carter, the opinion editor for the Liberty Champion, told POLITICO. "Our
president has been very vocal with his opinions during this election
season and we'd like that same privilege."
The article goes on to point out
that this is the second time Falwell's support of Trump has pitted him Liberty University students. Last week, a group of students issued
a statement against Trump and called out Falwell for continuing to support the GOP nominee in spite of allegations of sexual assault.