Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. apologizes for "good fun" yacht photo, promises to "try to be a good boy"
The image appears to be from a party on a yacht. https://t.co/LPwCbRj2CI— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 4, 2020
It’s a “trailer park” themed party from Jerry Falwell Jr. How many “trailer parks” aka “mobile homes parks” in Lynchburg, Virginia, home to Liberty University, you ask? 13 https://t.co/WFFKPK96fi https://t.co/XjurussM0v— Matthew Boedy (@MatthewBoedy) August 3, 2020
It's fascinating how "accountability" within the Evangelical community is inverse to one's power: be a mere student at Liberty, and live under constant supervision. Be the leader, have *none*.— The Inglourious Gent (@thesnarkygent) August 5, 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr. responds to viral Instagram post, says photo of him with his pants zipper down and arm around his wife's assistant "was just in good fun" https://t.co/rfECR3e3Oz h/t @watchkeep cc: @mstratford @chrislhayes @TylerHuckabee @MeghanMcCain @RobDownenChron @secupp— Christian Nightmares (@ChristnNitemare) August 5, 2020
Not so proud Liberty grad here. I've heard him speak way more than I'd like to think about. He's not a great public speaker but he sounded really off there— UntemperedTelevision (@UntemperedTV) August 5, 2020
Jerry Jr. has demonstrated time and again that he lacks the moral compass that a man truly dedicated to Christ would possess. He is prideful, arrogant, materialistic, and unrepentant whenever he makes an error. The way he treats and speaks of Liberty’s faculty is repugnant.— Stephanie Thompson (唐悦华) 📚🐶😷 (@HistoryGypsy) August 5, 2020
what?! what he said and did in both that photo and video were not in my view and many others view, in good fun. It was far from it.— Jessica Ebersole (@Jessicaebersole) August 5, 2020
Perhaps he could explain that to the @LibertyU students who have been fined and punished for much less.— Gaye_Xmus (@CalmHealthySexy) August 5, 2020
RE: Falwell’s Response to the Photos and Video from the Yacht.— Alexandra M. Green (@Alex_andra_MG) August 5, 2020
This is a non-answer meant to appease and deflect through good ‘ol boy rhetoric. It is more than worthy of condemnation. https://t.co/HaYqYXGJQl
Re: Jerry Falwell yacht photo.— Alexandra M. Green (@Alex_andra_MG) August 3, 2020
The impulse is to laugh in disgust/horror at the photo.
But it should actively anger you on behalf of the students who have faced significant consequences on campus for the *same* actions.
And every LU student who is accused of an infraction should use that same excuse - “it was all in good fun”— susanlwilson (@slwilson85) August 5, 2020
A 5 year old who throws a tantrum has to promise to be a good boy. A 50 something university president who dyes his beard (badly) and shows off his underwear while posing with a young female is a foul, lecherous cretin who should be fired. "All in good fun", my asthma.— 𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕗𝕖𝕣 𝕄𝕒𝕛𝕠𝕣🇨🇦 (@JJumping) August 5, 2020
To me, the recent photos reek of underlying sexual addiction problems. Seen it too often from well-known faith leaders...I recognize it. Usually angry & controlling abusers all have a similar M.O. for abusing their power w/ various types of abuse.— Carolyn Deevers (@carolyn_deevers) August 5, 2020
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Topic: Faith Leaders + Double Standards (focus Jerry Falwall Jr.'s recent inappropriate pic)
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