Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

Liberty grads returning diplomas to protest Falwell

Liberty grads returning diplomas to protest Falwell

Falwell Jr. was charged with the unpleasant task of justifying Trump's tone-deaf response to the Charlottesville protests. "So proud of @realdonaldtrump".

The alumni group has more than 300 members on Facebook.

The Liberty University president was a staunch supporter of Trump during the 2016 campaign and invited him to the school in May to deliver its commencement address. By 10 a.m. Monday, it had 292 members.

She said she'll be returning her diploma to ease her conscience.

He said many people missed the substance of Trump's comments. They plan to return their diplomas by September 5. "Our voices carry weight for the school, for its donors, for its board, staff and students".

Chris Gaumer, 34, another 2006 graduate, called the decision to participate "a no-brainer". "People who protest while chanting Nazi slogans are not 'very fine people, '" Burk wrote in an article posted on his Facebook page.

When Falwell first endorsed Trump, the university clarified that he was speaking as a private citizen.

A university spokesman did not respond to an email Sunday requesting comment.

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The responses reflect a balancing act by conservative Christians as they try to square the images that emerged from the Virginia city of Charlottesville last weekend - torch-carrying white supremacists and neo-Nazis toting swastika flags - with support for a president that failed to condemn them roundly and immediately. But Falwell says his support for the president is about his willingness to call terrorist groups by their names.

Falwell admitted that Trump could be more "polished" in his public comments, but the reason Falwell is such a fan of the president's is because he does not care about political correctness. 'But at least he's not politically correct, he's not so concerned about rehearsing and focus grouping every statement he makes'.

Trump expressed his appreciation for Falwell's support on Twitter on Monday morning, saying his comments were "fantastic".

"I don't believe he supported neo-Nazis, I don't believe he's supporting white supremacists at all", Burns said in an interview with MSNBC on Saturday.

"I know him well", Falwell, the president of Liberty University and son of evangelist Jerry Falwell, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "For there not to be an unconditional condemnation of that kind of action and behavior is just completely anathema". "That shouldn't be negotiable".

"It's just one of these things where I'm horrified by the lack of moral leadership from our President, and also from the president of my alma mater", Tilley said.

In the past, she says she has written letters and spoken directly to university staff.

Liberty University has long associated itself with the Republican Party, and officials and candidates alike have frequently made appearances there. I think he was talking about what he had seen ...

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