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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:25 PM

Liberty announces investigation into Falwell's tenure

Source: Associated Press


SARAH RANKIN and ELANA SCHOR
Aug. 31, 2020
Updated: Aug. 31, 2020 3:14 p.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell Jr.'s tenure as president, a wide-ranging inquiry that will include financial, real estate and legal matters, the evangelical school's board announced Monday.

In a statement, the board said it had retained an outside firm to investigate “all facets” of the school's operations under Falwell, and that it was “committed to learning the consequences that have flowed from a lack of spiritual stewardship by our former president.”

Calls for such an investigation had been mounting since Falwell's departure last week from the post he had held since 2007.

He officially resigned on Tuesday, after a confusing day of back-and-forths about whether or not he would be leaving. His departure came after a news outlet published an interview with Giancarlo Granda, a much younger business partner of the Falwell family. Granda said that he had a yearslong sexual relationship with Becki Falwell and that Jerry Falwell participated in some of the liaisons as a voyeur.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Liberty-announces-investigation-into-Falwell-s-15528167.php

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Reply Liberty announces investigation into Falwell's tenure (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 31 OP
dalton99a Aug 31 #1
AZ8theist Aug 31 #2
zentrum Aug 31 #3
LastDemocratInSC Aug 31 #4
Yeehah Aug 31 #5
LastDemocratInSC Aug 31 #6
Sherman A1 Sep 1 #8
amcgrath Aug 31 #7
safeinOhio Sep 1 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:30 PM

1. But no hypocrisy, no hypocrisy

Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in a Monday podcast that he didn’t see the school’s treatment of Falwell as a sign of “hypocrisy on the part of the evangelical movement” because once the school became aware of the full scope of Falwell’s behavior, he stepped aside.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:40 PM

2. What a load of horseshit....

Like the board didn't know what a scumbag Falwell was.....yeah, right. Can you spell C.Y.A.?

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:49 PM

3. Exactly.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 05:40 PM

4. They are hoping to stop their reputation from bleeding out.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:01 PM

5. They're probably trying to get some of the money back too

The money that Falwell swindled from them.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:13 PM

6. Good point.

The school was receiving about 700 million from student loans and other sources and spending about 250 million on instruction costs. Much of the surplus was going into real estate purchases. Falwell is a developer and that's what he knows to do. They pretty much own Lynchburg now and extract gobs of money from rental payments. I doubt he, or his cronies, were able to keep their hands out of the cookie jars.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 05:57 AM

8. Precisely

It is all about the money. They couldn’t care less about anything else.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:21 PM

7. This is pretty typical isnt it?

Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart etc. When they get busted, someone who was below them in the organization tries to cut all ties and usurp the business.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:12 AM

9. How many pieces of silver did he sell out for? Was it 30?

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