Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, has decided to stop recognizing the Democratic Party club at the school “because its parent organization stands against the conservative Christian school’s moral principles.”
Mark Hine, the VP for Student Affairs sent this email to the organization last week:
… Even though this club may not support the more radical planks of the democratic party, the democratic party is still the parent organization of the club on campus. The Democratic Party Platform is contrary to the mission of LU and to Christian doctrine (supports abortion, federal funding of abortion, advocates repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, promotes the “LGBT” agenda, Hate Crimes, which include sexual orientation and gender identity, socialism, etc). The candidates this club supports uphold the Platform and implement it. The candidates supported are directly contrary to the mission of LU. By using LU or Liberty University and Democrat in the name, the two are associated and the goals of both run in opposite directions.
Shutting down this group only adds to the stereotype that Liberty is incapable of teaching students to deal with opposing viewpoints — or viewpoints that may differ from what the Bible says. We already know they can’t handle scientific information. They will change history to fit the Bible instead of working it the other way around. Now they can’t handle students supporting a candidate who may not agree with Liberty’s beliefs on every issue? Frightening.
I have to ask: Is Liberty ever in the news for doing anything good? Or do they solely exist to embarrass themselves?
(Thanks to everyone for the link!)