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A Liberal at Liberty With Kevin Roose
"On this season of in god we lost. We heard from a number of students who attended liberty university. Were they trained to be champions for christ. It looks like this beautiful kind of wonderland for young conservative christians. Everyone was so friendly and just like constantly nice. The university's leader jerry. Falwell junior took liberty to great heights. They went from one hundred hundred and fifty million net assets and two thousand sixty seven to nearly a billion in two thousand twelve and turned it into a can't miss destination for national conservative politicians. It was magical because all the built in production at liberty university was it was all. They're all moving cameras. The cameras on booms the microphone the sound all the music all of it. But in august of twenty twenty everything in jerry's world came crashing down june carlo. Grand up told reuters that he had a sexual relationship with falwell's for years a relationship that involved him having sex with becky. Falwell while jerry falwell on you start to realize the kind of wrought that's at the bottom of your community and the in the idyllic nature of the play starts to feel more like decadence and the entire liberty community was left reeling in the wake of the scandals and since we started this series been a lot of developments in the story. Yeah in april. The spokesperson for liberty university told reporters that trae falwell is no longer employed by the university. Jerry falwell junior later tweeted. My son was told he was being fired. After years of service for no reason other than it was a public figure and as one falwell has shown the exit at liberty. Another is welcomed in jonathan falwell jerry. Juniors younger brother the one who followed their father in the ministry has been named the new campus pastor.
Larry Flynt, Founder of Hustler Magazine, Dies at 78
"For magazine founder Larry Flynt died at the age of 78. Force behind Hustler which launched in 1974 you male who were at one time adolescents, you might remember that jump from Playboy to penthouse. Was one jump. And then that jump from penthouse the hustler was like jumping the Grand Canyon. Seriously, that was a man. Now, along with his fame and fortune. He also dealt with his fair share of legal and health issues. Hey, was shot in 1978 by serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, and that left Flint paralyzed from the waist down. And as for his legal infamy, he once found himself at odds with televangelist Jerry Falwell over a parody cartoon. Falwell sued Flint fought back. The case went all of the way to the Supreme Court and ultimately flat one in 80 decision that was in 1988. Justices ruled that the first and 14th amendments preclude a public figure in this case fall will from receiving damages for emotional distress if that distress were inflicted by Caricature. Parody or a satire of the public
"falwell" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"806 +10 57 39 offers require credit application in 24 month of it. Early termination Pay restrictions apply call for details. Staff members at Liberty University have been told not to interact with the school's ousted president, Jerry Falwell Jr. The university's general counsel, saying in an email to staffers that Falwell had made what he calls uncomfortable phone calls to some employees since stepping down last week, and there must be No appearance that Falwell is running the school from behind the scenes. Falwell's departure coming after Falwell family business partner said in interviews he's had a relationship with Falwell's wife, Becky, and that Jerry Falwell is president some of their liaisons, while the Falwell's have acknowledged that Jean Carlo Granda and Becky Falwell had an affair. Jerry Falwell has denied any participation. The couple allege that Miranda's sought to extort them by threatening to reveal the relationship unless he was paid substantial money. Granda has denied that allegation. Kanye West is spending his personal fortune on his bid for the White House in a federal campaign filing two days ago. The rapper reported spending $5.9 million of his own money on his presidential campaign. That disclosure comes after West was denied by Virginia and Arizona election officials. To be featured on their November general election ballots. You can find us online at use radio.
"falwell" Discussed on The Bible Binge
"Hello and welcome to favorite or forsaken I'm your host. Anna. Bibles your moon because the gap lynch episodes are mostly looking backwards favored for Sekine isn't episode devoting to looking at the present and future as we consider current events religious lens to see if they are favored or forsaken joining me on this faith-based journey. Drink is Jamie golden and knocks McCoy guys. How're you doing today? Are you feeling favored or for second on a personal note I'm feeling vindicated and favored why? Why Vindication? Well, we're GONNA talk about Jerry Falwell Junior. I've been short in that stock for long time and just payday. Offering. Feeling favored because you launched your brand new series. Called faith adjacent and it's been a huge success congratulations today you. And I like that I get to take some credit for that dealing with that. But. I'm also feeling favorite because the podcast media group is seven. We're going to talk about a really fun topic today that we would never have talked about anywhere else ever can't find your junior in the Bible you can't you. You can't. We're going to talk about Christian College at six and we would never have done that anywhere else I'm excited. Also the Bob they're not they're not in the Bible. I. Feel I, feel favored. Have the code. Test. Both Wedding ended up with not the not the actually yesterday I was talking to your shame me she got the the one that touches, your brain test. I. Didn't get that one when I took mine what did your test you? It's just like the swirled inside the nostril light. Like, you have covered right now when you do have a bigger head space. That either that's another shaming. Me Right. Okay. So we're going to jump in here. Our first topic today is Jerry Lemond Falwell Junior I. who is who is Jerry Falwell guy we see really I think everyone's asking themselves that that's a great question. So you can't I don't think you can talk about Jerry Falwell junior until you set the stage with Jerry. Falwell senior. I'm Jerry Falwell.
"falwell" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Going to put the throwback live on hold until Holly gets back on Thursday, But in the meantime, in between time we do wanna follow up on the fall fall well up on the Jerry Falwell Jr story that we've been following. So what's the latest in following the jury? Follow? Well story we've been following welling the story today is a pretty straightforward one Liberty University of which he was the president. He is now the ex president. Um The university itself has launched a full ass investigation, in fact, said in their memo. We're launching a less investigation. They any of that because it's Liberty University, and they don't use words like ass. They do, however, allow their president tohave sex in the corner with a boy and his wife. That's a different story. But I'm not here. Just church lady isn't that special Special? Well, I think Satan is in Jerry Falwell's pants, which is what has led Falwell University. No. Okay. I'm going to stop before I get really trouble. Liberty University on Monday announced that it would open an independent investigation into quote all facets of the tenure of Jerry Falwell Jr. Who left resigned last week amid the sex scandal. We covered in depth in detail here on the colony, Bradley show because I know I was enthralled by it, and I know many of you have been fascinated by it as well. But in addition to all the like Hickey, sexy stuff, which I think is totally valid to discuss because of his rank hypocrisy. That Jerry Falwell in Liberty University, on the one hand require of their students to behave a certain way but have allowed other people to behave another. I think that's valid, the more important story to me and now the story that I think we will continue to Teo. Pay attention to is the one regarding some of the shady deals because the sex in many cases in the shady deals are kind of hand in hand. In fact, there are two people. Ah, ah! Who have come forward with accounts of shady real estate deals on DH shenanigans involving Jerry Falwell Jr that, um I think this investigation will help hopefully uncover. And maybe at some point hold Jerry Falwell Jr accountable for because we're talking millions of dollars like a match. I just like to remind you Your wife. Okay, So you're Jerry Falwell Jr. I don't want to be, but okay, Okay. Let's make grant Junior in our role play. You're Jerry Falwell, Jr. Colleen. You're his wife. Okay? And Becky you with and I now, Becky, you go. You're you guys air at a hotel? You're having a great weekend. You see a hot pool boy, you go up to him. And say, Hey, these young girls don't know a thing. It's time for youto get with a real woman. And I'll be and my husband would like toe watch. Yes. So then five minutes after that happens. Grant a K Jerry Falwell comes to the pool boy, because, Yeah, you missed the part where we already assigned you a role in this in this theater of the mind, not taking the fall much like the Falwell's. I'm gonna be in the corner paint off your corner in the pants off and then five minutes after that deed is done. You're gonna approach the pool, boy and be like, Have I got a deal for you? Okay, I know you can't pay. For to buy some real estate. But I'm gonna give you some money to help you buy a property so that you can learn how to buy and sell real estate can get my wallet out here. Get that money out of luck finding it, Um And then you're going to fork over like a bunch of money to this kid that your wife just had relations with that you've known for about five minutes and go into business together like it's just so crazy Well, and here's the other thing. So this is Is it And it's not any wonder I should say And and no doubt this in this full ass investigation will uncover a lot of these shenanigans because it's no wonder to me that a person who Is comfortable enough to be going against the Moral standards that he espouses is also going to be dishonest in multiple different areas of his life, right. And so it's not just the kinky sex stuff, which is you know again is fine, whatever you get up to, but if you are telling a story about yourself That's completely different and actually admonishing other people for far lesser kink. On the kink in question is if if male and female students are amping? Yeah, so much less dancing. They could be penalized yet. This guy can, you know go off and do whatever and watch his wife have sex with the pool boy. But But if if you're comfortable enough, you know Going against your quote morals to do that You're comfortable enough to commit some other immoral acts Exactly Some that are when you're awash in millions of dollars and oh, by the way, one of the other real estate deals. It was kind of shady involved. Liberty University's money directly, so it wasn't just him. That's horrible. His own money. It was getting the university too. To spend their money to help out a really hot trainer who, by the way, It's like there's nothing to see here, like, okay. What a con artist right Well, it's just well it it's and he's hiding behind the veneer of this institution that Again tries to stand on some particular moral principles AA and he in doing so it's like he's hiding in plain sight. While he commits crimes, Luke, this.
Liberty announces investigation into Falwell's tenure
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting liberty will investigate Jerry Falwell junior liberty university has hired an outside legal firm to conduct an independent investigation of Jerry Falwell junior's tenure as president of the evangelical school the school's board says it will be a wide ranging inquiry that will include financial real estate and legal matters last Tuesday Falwell resigned from the post he had held since two thousand seven the resignation followed a published interview in which a much younger business partner of the fall well family said he had a years long sexual relationship with Becky fall well and that Falwell junior participated in some of the liaisons as a voyeur in a statement to the Associated Press Falwell and his wife said they welcome any inquiry and have nothing to hide hi Mike Rossio
"falwell" Discussed on AP News
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting liberty university announces an investigation of Jerry Falwell junior liberty university has announced an investigation into Jerry Falwell junior's tenure as president the announcement by the evangelical schools board came 6 days after fall well officially resigned culminating a series of events that included fall while taking a leave of absence after posting a racy photograph online and the revelation of Falwell's wife had an affair with a much younger business partner of the family in its statement the board said it has retained an outside legal firm to investigate all facets of operations under Falwell Falwell took over as president of liberty in 2007 following the death of his father the Reverend Jerry Falwell senior who founded the school hi Mike Rossio
Liberty announces investigation into Falwell's tenure
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting liberty university announces an investigation of Jerry Falwell junior liberty university has announced an investigation into Jerry Falwell junior's tenure as president the announcement by the evangelical schools board came six days after fall well officially resigned culminating a series of events that included fall while taking a leave of absence after posting a racy photograph online and the revelation of Falwell's wife had an affair with a much younger business partner of the family in its statement the board said it has retained an outside legal firm to investigate all facets of operations under Falwell Falwell took over as president of liberty in two thousand seven following the death of his father the Reverend Jerry Falwell senior who founded the school hi Mike Rossio
Liberty University opens investigation into 'all facets' of Jerry Falwell Jr.'s tenure
"Liberty University, is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell Jr tenure as president. The school's board says. It'll be a wide ranging inquiry that will include financial, realestate and legal matters. It says it has retained an outside firm to investigate all facets of the school's operations. Falwell resigned nearly a week ago after a news outlet published an interview with Giancarlo Granda, much younger business partner of the Falwell family. Granda said that he had a year's long sexual relationship with Becky Follow well. The Jerry Falwell Jr participated in some of the liaisons of
"falwell" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"You something else. These are the guys that that enjoy watching their wives being pleasured by by other men. Cold cold. Yeah, Uncle. I never heard that so nothing to do with the term. Hold my cook. You know, I don't know where the actual term originates from. That is clearly what Jerry Falwell Jr. Let's do you think that? Do you think that this this young man You think that he tried to exploit them for money or to distort them for money? It didn't go anywhere. He waited for you. That's and that's why he'll move forward with this. No, I don't think that just because he feels so strongly about Jerry Falwell and is as well, the answer is just using you thought. Wow, this guy is such a hypocrite. I have to say something about what you think This all originated. I think the hypocrite. Part of it is part of it. But this happened for years. And if he really wanted to make money off anyone if he hasn't made any money off of this, he did an interview. Didn't make any money off of it. So he actually went on now. To talk about and didn't our friend Tom Arnold? Wasn't he actively involved in this too? Somehow that I don't know, But he went on now this pool boy. To talk a little bit, by the way, just for the record. Jerry Falwell slandered this guy. He called him a liar. Ah, that's why he's now speaking out. I don't blame him for speaking out. Jerry follow is a piece of scum. He's a liar, and he's a hypocrite. And he has been his whole life as do some of these other right wing evangelicals who preach the Bible and then they commit more sins than anybody else. It's disgusting. It's the same people out there that are some of the most homophobic people in the world. Some of the people out there that are the most anti gay homophobic people in the world are usually the people that are gay themselves. So this pool boy Described a little bit in detail. The first night he had sex with Becky, who happens to be Jerry Falwell's wife. Have a listen to this. They at the end of my work shift. They, um They called me three blocked number. And then he told me to meet them at another hotel. Um, it was right by the phone booth. I meet them at this hotel. I walk into the into the lobby. Hands. Becky sitting there. She's nervous. I'm nervous. Um, you know, she offers me whiskey to calm down to relax. And and then, shortly after we go to the room, you're 20 years I was one years old, the age of a Liberty University student. Right. That's really important to Rose. Anderson Cooper go up and Jerry's lain down on and there's two beds. She's laying down in one of the beds and his, you know he's noticeably drunk and giggling. On Ben again. I'm I'm a little bit worried, right? I'm like, what am I getting myself into? And then I said, hey, at any point if you get jealous or upset Just let me know. And I'll walk out of here. No problem. You said that to Jerry follow. I said, That's Jerry Falwell was like No, just go for it Encouraged me. They just go for it. It's just going front. Yeah. Can you explain First of all, I'm only going to speak for myself on this one. If I'm with another man's woman, particularly in this circumstance, Jerry Falwell, Junior's wife, And I know that this nut job, Jerry, follow junior. Has his member out, and he is pleasuring himself in the corner, Maybe to me and my ass. I would have serious problems functioning as a man..
"falwell" Discussed on The Bugle
"In. Other American news not Christians News Now The Falwell family has found itself caught up in a a another scandal alice you are are high profile religious figures, spin master, hypocritical respondent. Background in pretty much every major global religion Tell us what the full world will be not to. I mean, this is an amazing story and the bye amazing I mean fairly straightforward story in. The full wells who are religious evangelical family who supported trump are now having been revealed with quite a lot of backing evidence that they supported trump because he had evidence that they were having an affair with a young man and the Constitution of the affair is not entirely clear but it seems to be being agreed by pundits that it was a Mr for will watching Mrs full well, and this at the time pool boy who then they later went into business with and Philip, and he then revealed all. The I just feel like there are so many authoritarian figures in the evangelical religious community whose king cast to be hypocrisy. The only reason to get that high in one of these performances moral scolding communities is to dial up the orgasm you have when privately betraying the principles you publicly espouse. Can just not be religious leader you. No. One's going to get in trouble having sex in a hotel balcony. If you just Joe Bloggs, you can join a community with that shit is encourage. sex-based functions doot into involve way more admin than you would think i. have a friend WHO's into six bodies and they're always doing spreadsheets and color coding consent symbolism and things like that. It's heavy but. Sounds a lot with crooked statistics. Also also look at it from. Andy. May I recommend swinging. Say That, of course, newspray a swing Bowler Jimmy Anderson. Sweet. So up into swing swing. Set a keys into a glass. Oh This. Week. Biblically, people say it's hip hypocritical which just very much depends which version of the Bible you read in the Gospel according to Alvin there is, of course, the parable of the voyeuristic priests masturbating. Toy Miracle of inexplicable threesome, and even if you go back to the Old Testament, which of course is the oars we'd like to call it Correct Testament the in the book of proverbs some some programs that justifies what the full wells have done a turn not your eyes away from your wife grunting with young dude for the Lord also sees everything. and the irving husband strangles the early pigeon I think that pretty much justifies. Very importantly let not your seat fall on barren ground. Let it fall on one thousand thread count cotton shape. It very much depends how you translate. And this is Amen. Amen One man to man one life. Brings.
Jerry Falwell Jr. officially resigns as Liberty University president, university confirms
"Jerry Falwell Jr announced his resignation Tuesday as the head of Liberty University after Vocativ photo and revelations of his wife's extramarital affair Royal, the evangelical school founded by his father, according to Liberty University officials. Falwell initially offered to resign on Monday, hours after a news outlet published an interview with a man who said he had a year's long sexual relationship with Becky Falwell and that Jerry Falwell Jr participated in some of the layers ons. The university confirmed in a statement that it's board had accepted Falwell's residue. Nation is president, chancellor and board member, all effective immediately.
Liberty University accepts Jerry Falwell Jr. resignation
"Jerry Falwell Jr is now officially resigned as president of Liberty University in connection with allegations of a sex scandal involving his wife and another man. School officials confirming that fall, will submitted his resignation today, Reuters reported yesterday. As we did a man claims that he had a sexual relationship with the evangelical leaders wife with the consent and encouragement of Jerry Falwell Jr
Jerry Falwell Jr. Confirms He Resigned As Liberty University President
"Jerry Falwell Jr is making it official. The prominent evangelical ally of President Trump says he is resigning as president of Liberty University. That comes after a Siri's of high profile scandals. Here's follow. I'm leaving because I think I've done all I can do. It's better to leave with the top,
Washington DC - Jerry Falwell Jr. officially resigns from Liberty University amid sex scandal
"Jerry Jerry Falwell Falwell Jr Jr has has resigned resigned amid a burgeoning sex scandal. The news of follows departure followed the publication of two news stories about his wife's sexual encounters with a much younger man. The latest in a Siri's of controversies related to the couple that royal this school founded by Falwell's late father, the Reverend Jerry Falwell. Senior new medical evidence is putting cold water on the
Liberty University says Falwell Jr. "withdrew" his resignation
"The first day of classes, according to the school, Liberty University, Falwell Jr agreed to resign as its president and board of directors today. But then some media reports came out about the resignation and Falwell has withdrawn it. That is the latest news. The executive committee's board of trustees asked Falwell to go on indefinite leave of absence on August 7th to which he agreed since that time, additional matters came Delight, according to the school that made it clear it would not be in the best interest of the university for him to come back and serve as president. So they say that he said, Yeah, I'll leave but then has withdrawn that resignation. In the meantime, some information came out by the Reuters news service and other news outlets about a sexual affair involving Falwell, his wife and a younger man. And all of this seems to be mixed up in the controversy tonight
Official says Falwell leaving Liberty; Falwell says he's not
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Jerry Falwell is disputing accounts that he has resigned from his leadership post at liberty university Virginia business reports Jerry Falwell junior says he has not agreed to permanently leave his leadership post at liberty university and he doesn't plan to the fall well statement came after a school official told the Associated Press Falwell had resigned at a formal announcement was expected Monday night the official spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday fall well issued a statement to the Washington examiner disclosing that his wife had an extramarital affair and the man involved was threatening to expose it unless he was paid Falwell began a leave of absence from liberty on August seventh amid criticism over a photo he posted on social media showing him with his pants unzipped stomach exposed and an arm around the waist of his wife's pregnant assistant hi Mike Ross yet
Jerry Falwell Jr. resigns as president of Liberty University
"Jerry Falwell Jr has resigned his leader of Liberty University this amid allegations are related to his wife's alleged Sexual encountered with a business partner. There's an AP
Jerry Falwell Jr. agrees to resign from Liberty University, official says
"Jerry Falwell Jr is resigning this president of Liberty University following reports he and his wife had a sexual relationship with a business partner. Falwell initially denied the story but told the Washington Examiner his wife, Had an affair and he was being extorted. He had previously taken and a definite leave of absence after posting a picture of himself wearing partially unzipped pants and his arm around a woman. Photo was quickly taken down, but not before it was captured by screen shots and circulated Liberty University was founded by Falwell's father back in
Jerry Falwell Jr. resigns as head of Liberty University
"Hi Mike Rossier reporting Jerry Falwell junior resigns as head of liberty university Jerry Falwell junior has resigned from his leadership post at liberty university which was founded by his late father the Reverend Jerry Falwell senior according to a school official the resignation came a day after Falwell issued a statement to the Washington examiner saying his wife had an affair and the man involved had been threatening to go public unless he was paid in Falwell's words substantial monies Falwell added he was seeking mental health counseling Falwell took leave from liberty in early August after an uproar over a photo he posted on social media showing him with his pants unzipped stomach exposed and an arm around the waist of his wife's pregnant assistant he said the photo was taken at a costume party during a family vacation hi Mike Rossio
After Falwell's Departure, Liberty Students Worry About Their School And Their Faith
"University students are returning to a campus under new leadership. Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr is on an indefinite leave of absence after a Siri's of scandals, culminating with follow, posting a controversial photo online. A school, a conservative Christian school in Virginia has been a center of white evangelical political activism for decades, and Falwell has been a leading supporter of President Trump As NPR's Sarah McCammon reports, Some students say they're feeling conflicted about both leaders. Jerry Falwell Jr is the son of Liberty University's late founder, The Reverend Jerry Falwell. Like his father, He's been a vocal supporter of Republican politics. But Falwell Jr has been known more for his business acumen, then for his religious devotion, his whole family has worked so hard to build. A good school and, like his father worked so hard to build a legacy. Caroline Reinhardt is a 21 year old rising senior from Ohio. She's a government major at Liberty and, like one person's actions are threatening that and I think that's very sad. Reinhardt says she was pleased to see Falwell agreed to an indefinite leave of absence after a Siri's of high profile scandals. Including questionable business deals and accusations of racial insensitivity.
Liberty University names acting president after Falwell placed on indefinite leave
"Liberty University is naming. It's acting president in the absence of Jerry Follow Junior board Chairman Jerry Priv. Oh, he's expected to assume the role. Immediately. Falwell was placed on indefinite leave after he posted a photo of himself and a woman on a yacht showing both of their pants being unzipped. The picture has been deleted. But Falwell said it was quote just in
Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, discusses new book "The Lie That Binds"
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner, and this is the electorate on this episode, have a conversation with the hogue, the president of Nero Pro, choice America, and he joins me to discuss her new book. The lie that binds it's really an incredible book and it chronicles how abortion rights of all from being a non-partisan backburner issue to a central 'cause champion by conservatives in the radical, right. This is really one of those books that I have to read twice. It's that informative. So without further ADO, here's my conversation with Elise. Hogue. leasehold welcome to the cast. Thank you so much. You're. So before we jump into your book, I want us to talk about something because I recently learned that you were from Texas and that really my inches because I'm also from the South I'm from Memphis Tennessee, and I was reading one of your interviews where you'd said that you wanted to leave Texas because Uber afraid that you'd be bored and that was something like totally relate to. Manila it was sort of. Knew that there was a being rolled out there and I wanted to. It be challenged in You don't both my own horizons, but also different people different people think and act and. I am so privileged grateful to have been able to do that. You know I have to admit, and you may relate to this as being from a have A. Of defensiveness when it comes to people bashing Texas, they're such amazing people. They're they're such amazing within their and during such good work, and you can't judge inspired leaders. You have to judge us by Jordan Molly ivins in grammar yards and Janice Joplin for goodness. Sake. Now. There's just and that's true everywhere where there's adversity, there are amazing women trying to make a better future to Tennessee. It's true taxes in needs recognized. That is absolutely true. I FEEL DEFENSIVE ABOUT MEMPHIS TO MEMPHIS. Amazing. You know have Bill Street. Yeah. There's some things that I wanted to get to and that's where I connected with you because I was like, yes, I understand that needs to escape. But yet you know having these strong ties to my hometown It's. US You know and I always say at in calm from a reproductive rights background at came to it, and part of that is my experience in Texas in watching Texans in particularly poor people in taxes in rural people in Texas I'm being the canaries in coalmines of these rearrested policies that use reproductive oppression disenfranchise. So I really love this book because I've read some bit of this history in different books over time, and you just put it together into end. So well, right and I. I think one of the things about the Republican. Party. That happens I think we have these debates in the media when people talk about it as we just accept the Republican. Party. As is right without kind of thinking about how they got here or the illogic of their kind of overarching philosophy because a lot of it doesn't really make sense. Right. But you know when you read your book, the Republican Party today is not the way that it used to be like it's not recognisable from. Prior, to nineteen seventy right you at one Haley. How they kind of cobbled together this coalition of these disaffected smaller groups. You know these Democrats, who weren't happy with the passage of the Civil Rights Act and know some religious groups. So what were some of these initial groups in that coalition? Awkward it was a little bit. The opposite, right that every every political party has factions. There's no question about it, but you know as as the sort of book opens, you do see Jerry Falwell senior, who, subsequently passed and Paul and at small set a really fundamental as they call themselves dominion. It S, which means they believe God gave digging into white men over systems, elliptical, economic social systems, and. Our. Country, whereas before they had to do very much Mansi in short all the sudden is rich move mad. The Women's Liberation Movement is really challenging total control over power systems in the country and they mobilized to political action fighting school desegregation and. It's a long long story. You see throughout the book is that. An establishment GOP, which you still have any conservatives who still had social liberals in fiscal conservatives, they were not finding enough to hang together in related. People who hadn't been voting band goals were building over ten. Maybe we should add up and there was crew rate and they got more and more halt on a constituency within their electoral coalition that increasingly represented a small small action in the country in their views and they. Title, they were making deals with the devil and they. You know what? If anything can prince is that the artifice around abortion which seemed great to that at the time and I'm sure we'll discuss. Because one place where were toweling. Stream minority and they knew they didn't have public pain on their side. So it was a constant balancing act and what ended up happening is these radicals increasingly over to the party with each subsequent election, and trump is the ultimate manifestation of that.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. placed on leave
"University, is temporarily stepping down amid criticism over a since deleted photo he posted on Social Media Jerry Falwell Jr is taking an indefinite leave of absence as president and chancellor of Liberty University, in a statement. Liberty University says the executive committee of the School's board of trustees, acting on behalf of the full board, met Friday and requested Falwell take leave to which he agreed. In the photo. Falwell had his pants unzipped stomach exposed and his arm around a young woman in a similar post. Falwell apologized earlier in the week for the photo I Mike
"falwell" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"The mission of foreign contacts on sessions. Security clearance form CNN has retracted a previous report from its investigative unit that claimed that Congress was investigating a Russian investment. Investment Fund with ties to the trump campaign. CNN has said that the story did not go through rigorous editorial process that it should have relied on a single anonymous source. What was interesting was that C. N. N.'s Brian stelter meteorite, or noted in his story that they're not necessarily concealing with the story is wrong, but they're saying that it did not meet their editorial standards. This case against the New York Times by Jerry Falwell and Liberty University. it is literally they had headlines. Liberty brings back its students in corona virus. Virus to a university reopened and students got sick an OP. Ed accused the school of creating its own viral hotspot reporting that after reopening nearly a dozen students were sick with covert symptoms, claiming that we assured the state and local governments would abide by the government's pandemic directives, and they did not, and they portrayed. The university is the only university to have allowed students to return. Who felt they needed to do so now? All of that according to this suit was completely made up Jerry Falwell President of Liberty University joins US This could be my reading of all this a landmark case. Let's talk about it it really it really could. I'm hoping that we can undo New York Times versus great to be with his Sean, but all of that you just listed was completely made up. They that was back in March at the time. They made those reports. There was not a single reported covid case in Lynchburg. Let alone on our campus and we finished this semester two months later, twelve hundred kids living in the dorms. Normally there's eight thousand, not a single faculty staff, member or student on campus ever got covid and school and the school year ended. They reported. There were twelve cova cases. And they talk, their source was a doctor who has an office ten miles from our campus and he had seen a few students who had s batory any doctoral..
"falwell" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"With a study of thirty thousand participants. They'll all be volunteers by the way. Way if it wouldn't impact my own life insurance policies, I probably offered to do it myself, but anyway the doctor, the chief medical officer Madonna says the trial showed the vaccine elicited this robust immune response across all dose levels when they broke the patients up into varying groups and burying doses, the hundred microgram does proved to be the optimal dose. They gave doses of twenty, five hundred and two hundred fifty bike rogue And they said they've already manufactured enough doses of the vaccine for the next phase of the trial, and they're on track to produce a billion doses of vaccine by next year. Dr Oz our medical eighteen Dr Oz. You're the pro. You're the expert. This gives me the first real hope. I feel I can sink my teeth into that. We are well on our way to now defeating the invisible enemy well, it's a major advance. This is the leading group in. In the United States pursuing the vaccine. There's you know seventeen other the vaccines in clinical trials everything you said hundred percent on target. Let me just highlight a couple of things. forty-five patients. Who got these vaccines? Remember there two doses a month apart. They didn't just have antibodies. They had antibodies. There were about four times more than people who've actually had the COVID. Nineteen illness have actually gotten, so they're not crazy dice. What does that mean? Well theoretically it means that their immune response to be hyper, vigilant, supercharged and ready to go to battle if it's exposed to covid nineteen now we don't know that yet. Because this is an M., r., a vaccine and I'm not going to drag. It went through medical school, but they're old school vaccines and new school tech vaccines. The old school ones are the used to just take a regular, old, mild cold virus that can add no virus. Put a parts of the thing. You're trying to get the vaccine against in it, and then you infect people with that. Proven works. You know it's the foundation of a lot of vaccines. This is a very different approach. They took the little snippet of our of a and they. They fool the person into making more of it. And then you reacted a little bit of protein. So this is fantastic news that the principle which we think animals you know works works in humans. Do the large US trial now to thirty thousand people who are entering this trial are going to be tracked for two years. You might say why two years while they had to go so long. Because at third of the US population says we don't trust the vaccine..
"falwell" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"You're with US eight, hundred nine four one, Sean, if you WANNA, be a part of this extravaganza You know we got a lot happening today. Lot I WANNA get into today and I will tell you this lawsuit. I have been doing a deep deep big deep dive into this lawsuit Dow. That just got announced today. It is Jerry Falwell the President of Liberty University against the New York Times reporter. They're photographer. What they did in this case is just so typical now on the heels. Of. Let's say Jill Abramson comments about the New York Times on the heels of this Barry Weiss I mean scathing op Ed, an opinion editor pushback against the papers leftism, blasting her colleagues in you know at at the New York Times, unleashing constant bullying upon her Literally you know calling her a Nazi in a racist at times what whatever happened to freedom of thought and ideas and expression and then you get into some of the very specific language that they lay out in this case. And it's devastating. This has all the potential to be a landmark case. You Know The New York Times published a story headlined LIBERTY BRINGS BACK ITS STUDENTS IN CORONA virus to a university reopened in students got sick and op-ed, accusing the school of creating their own viral hotspot. They reported after that after reopening quote. Nearly a dozen students were sick with covert symptoms, claiming that they assured state and local governments that they would abide by the government's pandemic directives, and they did not and they portrayed us as the only University of allowed students to return. Who felt that they needed to do so? Here's the problem. Everything they printed was a lie. Everything they printed was false. Why do I say the New York? Toilet Paper Times. You know they basically had two columns. Accusing me of murder at this is the same newspaper that Said who says it's not safe to travel to China. In February, that's how dumb they are, but it even you know, but but more to Jill Abramson former New York Times executive editor now focus the complaint You know that it couldn't be more timely. The words that she has used an and this op. Ed Abramson wrote a book a year ago, describing the paper gone from journalism, the journalism business, the social media advertising business, the cared only about click bait headlines in their progressive audience that they would enjoy. and which means stories that may conservatives look bad? This op Ed writer this Young Woman Barry Weiss resigning scathing letter, what the abuse that they put and she described that they put on her as a culture at the New York Times. It goes against everything that supposedly liberalism says that they are for. It is the most hostile work environment. I've ever heard of any way that she writes about a predetermined narrative, explicitly promoting progressive causes. Tolerates bigotry and doing so her words someone get up! Twitter's become the ultimate editor at six and more of that platformer become those of the paper, the paper itself kind of performance space. They have betrayed their standards. They have lost sight of their principles. It. which is basically what this is all about? Now the only problem with what they claimed in their articles was There was not a single covert case in Lynchburg alone. Let alone on the campus, not one. What they wrote was false. They didn't pay they now. They were given an opportunity to retract and apologise. They refused to take it..
"falwell" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"This interesting debate played out over the course of your writing. About current virus and Liberty University students spoke to seem to kind of disagree about the motivations of Jerry. Falwell junior like one student said look at this guy like he went to University of Virginia Law. School he's smart. He knows what he's doing you know when he was denying the corona virus. This is sort of a political move and then another student was like you know. I just wonder if he's just sort of a chain email guy like my dad. I wondered where you came down having spoken to Jerry Falwell and having done all this reporting whether you felt like you understood what was going on any better if I could understand the mine of Jerry Falwell Junior I. I don't know what it'd be a wise woman I I don't know I I mean the problem is that I strongly agree that he's not dumb. He's very savvy. He's educated. He's a college president. He's like moving in education circles in DC. Like he's just not. I don't think I really really don't think he's dumb. So that leaves you with the idea that he must have been able to understand. The public health warnings early and that he still was running his institution. This way and being so dismissive rhetorically public you know. Is that just to score political points? Even though he could clearly see the path of this virus I mean that that would be so abominable that and then you run up again. That and then it's like is he that abomination and that's just like I don't know his mind. So that's a matter of almost moral judgment like where you fall on that because it would be so abhorrent to be able to clearly see the viruses danger and still not just reopened campus in this limited way but also really minimize. When you know that you're a public waste that people listen to and take seriously so I guess the answer is i. I don't know but I don't think either of those answers are flattering.
"falwell" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"So Jerry Falwell. Junior is the president of Liberty University. I know you've interviewed him. Can you just explain a little bit about who he is and his role at the college? Sure follow while of course is the son. He's Jerry Foul Junior to Jerry Falwell. Who is a major figure on the Christian rate in the seventies eighties into the nineties He inherited the college basically from. I mean that's not the language they use but his father founded it and then he was named the head of the college as soon as his father died. Two thousand seven. Is He a pastor too? He is not a pastor. He's very much not a pastor. I think he sees that as giving him license in terms of his language and behavior and just kind of his affect and attitude but he is he's very non pastoral in a way that is unusual for a distinctly evangelical college campus. Like this. What do you mean when you say that he? He doesn't pray in Public. Which is again just very unusual contrast it to the Evangelical College I went to where the president of the college is very much someone who's comfortable speaking about their own spiritual life very comfortable with the Bible like very fluent in Evangelical Language and theology and follow is very much not like that. He's his the students. I was talking to especially last year. Really viewed him as more like a mass got like they kind of put you know Gerry when they see like. There's this like they feel a lot of fondness a lot of them. These kind of a popular figure that he's he's more like a kind of celebrity more like a mascot But he kind of revels in that and I think he likes being seen as someone who kind of has no time for the the normal rules. I guess in sort of a Trumpian way Jerry. Falwell JR junior's response to the krona virus tracks without of the president. In early March. He downplayed the virus said. He wanted to reopen school to whoever would like to come after spring break. And that's when his faculty began speaking out a liberty professor an English professor and Mary Beth Baggett wrote an OP. Ed for Religion News Service and said like basically kind of begging the board of Trustees to overrule Falwell and shutdown campus. And just making this very forceful argument for why. This was an irresponsible thing to do. My conversations with employees. There suggests that that may be influenced quite a few students to then stay home. You know maybe people who had been thinking about coming back read that trusted her and thought. I'm not I'm not coming back into this environment. And then after pressure from the state of Virginia into a few days into spring break he did say classes would move online but still rhetorically was really sending mixed messages in terms of how serious he thought this was so we should say that. It's not like everyone has flooded back to campus at Liberty University right. How many students do you think are on campus right now? The school says as of this last Monday that there were about a thousand students. They have a very precise number. They say one thousand forty five students on campus and then of course there's others who live off campus and they're not going to class right there like taking all their classes online. They're just living their exactly. They're just living. Their Falwell has compared it to lake. Basically they're running an apartment complex or a series of apartment complexes rather than a normal college campus. I guess to be fair to Jerry Falwell Junior. He's sort of stated his intention is almost almost pastoral. Saying like we are in a way protecting vulnerable students by having them on campus together. He's he's spoken about a duty not to close the campuses doors to people who meaning need shelter. Need a place to be. Do you think that's fair or B. S? I think if that were the only if that had been consistent message I think that that's very reasonable and that's something many other colleges are doing sort of keeping a barebones operation running for students who have nowhere else to go. The problem is is that that new tone has come after weeks of minimizing and dismissing and joking and kind of swaggering about inviting. Anyone back. Who wants to come back and so that just adds up to this environment of really mixed messages for for students and anyone else watching this in the last couple of days. It's been reported that at least one student at liberty tested positive for the corona virus. Do you think that is? What might have changed. Jerry Falwell's tone here. Has He spoken out since that happened? Yes they've spoken out to. Fiercely Deny The New York Times reporting on this and publicly demand a correction and issue a slew of press releases kind of offering their own breakdown of the numbers of students with symptoms. And who knows what's happening privately And whether or not this will motivate them to Or has has helped motivate them to serve. Start taking it more seriously but publicly. They've used it as an opportunity to push back on kind of like. This is the New York Times out to get us but there is one diagnosis. It seems that everyone agrees on that. It's IT'S A student. Who's not on campus And then there's a number of other students again somewhat disputed that who have shown symptoms and are in isolation part of why. It's so hard to understand what's happening at liberty is that it's an insular world not just private more than that. A lot of the people ruth relied on for her reporting. They worry that speaking on the record could cost. I've interviewed a lot of employees at liberty and very very few are willing to speak on the record and use their names a staff member. I talked to said silence is job security and just put it that plainly like that. You cannot know that you will be safe there if you speak up or dissent in any way and that includes you know things like I would prefer to work from home. Not because I have a you know a personal like that. I'm immuno-compromised or anything like that. But just I would like to take public health recommendation seriously inside self isolate at this point so the bar for what counts as descent is very low there and there's just a lot of nervousness. Yeah I was struck by the fact that the woman who wrote that op Ed. The you said was influential Mary. Beth bag at the English professor. She was clear that the only reason she felt like she could write it was that she was leaving campus next year. Yes she has another job she and her husband actually both teach at liberty And they've both been pretty outspoken and they both already previously had announced that they have jobs lined up at another school so I think that gives her the the freedom to be outspoken professors at liberty. Don't have tenure there une year to year contracts. Which of course makes them much much shwarier to speak freely about what they think about the school or or anything really just makes them vulnerable. Generally it really really does so they all and there are also you know there's plenty of cases of. I think it was last year. They serve slashed the divinity the School of Divinity Faculty hugely and so it's not unprecedented for for them to lose their jobs very suddenly. And certainly you can lose your job for speaking up or people are very very afraid of that. So I saw this op-ed the Washington Post. The basically said what was happening. Liberty University when it came to corona virus. It reflected this larger issue with evangelical education which is like a strain of authoritarianism. It said how Catholic Colleges. There's this structure that you turn to when there's a dispute over what to do but with these evangelical institutions many of them over the last few decades started to revolve around singular figures like the president. Like in this case. That would be Jerry Falwell Junior. I wonder what you think about that. That's really interesting. Yeah in some ways a school. Like liberty is like a nondenominational mega church. That doesn't answer to anyone else. And you have the elder board kind of stocked by people that the founding pastor has handpicked and so will they will never descend and then of course it's a self selecting group or on campus And that self selecting group of students by this point they've all come in during the trump administration so they knew what they were getting into. And then there's also just kind of a more general thing about evangelical culture that's just slow to say to protest or dissent Last year I talked to a lot of students who were critical of the administration and it felt like there was sort of rising level of dissatisfaction with falls leadership than But even so the protests that they would put on you know on a campus of fifteen thousand would be maybe a couple dozen students. That's just not the the lever that they reached to to try to enact change. It's much more about personal conversations. There's there's also a lot of talk at liberty a lot of reinforcement from the top about if you have an issue with when you go to them directly at and that's biblical but it also can be used as a way of squashing dissent..
"falwell" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
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You'll have a lot of time to do bench reps or whatever while you listen so if you WANNA try Out Audible for six ninety five a month you can go to audible dot com slash behind or just text behind to five hundred five hundred that's audible dot com slash behind or text behind behind to five hundred five hundred. We're back. Are you waving that. I am waving threateningly waving on English muffin attached to a sling though. I'm excited so if he's excited route to excited and proud on with the episode. Of course you don't sign up new students at that kind of rate without fudging or obscuring a few facts as we get in that a little bit. Sophia to recruiter told The Times that they were ordered to quote the university's cost on a per credit basis. Instead of per course. Instructors are also urged to not push students on how good their grades were in highschool any GPA over point five enough to qualify for Liberty University point five two point five is like if you guess on literally everything including the essay. You'll you'll get a point five chess. The good news for those students is that liberties online courses. are not exactly famous for their rigor from the New York Times. People know it's kind of a joke and don't learn that much from Dustin Wall. Senior from South Dakota told me use Google when you take your quizzing. You don't have to work as hard. It's pretty obvious. Liberty says using Google during quizzes or exams. It's cheating wow yeah. The Times reporting suggests that recruiters is even started obscuring the schools Christian orientation in order to suck and more sweet tax dollars. I mean students quote to recruiters also said they were told not to mention liberties Christian orientated until people agree to apply when this fact is made clear in the user agreement they sign online it also becomes clear at the moment that the recruiter sign up students for their first classes typically an orientation class in three required Bible Studies. Classes students often can't transfer credits for these courses to other colleges which deters many from dropping out. So if you're keeping track the the school which is funded primarily by tax payer dollars trick students into signing up. Without knowing that they're joining a Christian university may try to leave a devalue. It doesn't transfer anywheres. They can't really go. And then there's mandatory Bible classes that are paid for again with taxpayer dollars this is cool FAC now now. This all obviously has not made Mr Trump University. There was a university. You knew what you were getting. With trump university a picture with a cardboard cutout of Donald Trump and nothing else. I miss them. I miss them too now. Liberty University's teachers are not all happy with the state affairs. That has changed because it used to be a somewhat. Actually say there's teachers really doesn't seem like it that seems to be the administration's rations attitude twos. There's teachers we thought the scam just ran itself after we suckered you into getting in. That is yeah. We'll be getting a quote from I'm Jerry Falwell junior that's basically that See most teachers like to know that they work for a well respected university rather than a prophet mill with very little to no educational benefit fit but Liberty University is ranked in the lowest one quarter of national universities by US News and World Report. It lags behind Brigham Young University a religious college that delivers as an education low-quality online courses might be one reason for this. Another is probably the university's outright hatred of its teachers. Only the law school at Liberty University even offers the tenure track. This allows Jerry Falwell junior to enact an extreme degree of control over his faculty because he can fire absolutely anyone however this also makes it difficult. Go to draw. Incompetent teachers. Chris Gamer a former English. Professor provides additional explanation for this treatment. When I was there at faculty meetings the commentary was that online was funding the school school while they were trying to break even on the residential side? It was understood that on the online side they were making a killing boy. Cool sounds like a real school to me in an interview with the New York Times followed junior admitted that the faculty complained initially about the growing importance of online classes. He told them the big victory was finding way to tame the faculty. We really started making money when we fuck in Tames fast see. Yeah what are they fucking tigers. What is going on? Yeah Yeah You tame the faculty. Otherwise they're going to complain about the fact that you aren't delivering an Education to your students boy those Pesky Faculty Jerry Falwell Juniors decision to endorse endorse. Donald Trump in the two thousand sixteen election was deeply controversial. Both for the students and the teachers. According to will's right up the school's methods became even more aggressive after Falwell endorsed. I Donald Trump early that year according to multiple current and former faculty members the closer you get to. The president's office says a former history professor. Brian Melton discussing a chilling effect at the school. The worse it becomes comes. Falwell staff now operates masterfully to squash challenges to his views and his rise in national political influence. So that's good. That's scary as hell. Yeah this March Falwell junior junior attended the signing of an executive order by President Trump on college free speech. Oh my college free speech. The irony is truly too much. Yeah the guy who brought the school's paper under direct personal control. is invited by president trump to Watch the signing of bill that I'm sure will protect. Free speech hurts. Let's Yeah in a PBS Newshour appearance after he claimed that his college was inclusive of all ideas unlike all those evil liberal universities as evidence for this he pointed it out that Liberty University invited President Carter to deliver it's two thousand eighteen. Commencement address and head Bernie Sanders speak in two thousand fifteen at a mandatory assembly. These things did happen. Falwell neglected to mention some other things like the fact that in two thousand nine withdrew funding and recognition for the College Democrats Club Marquan the VP of Student Affairs said this was because the Democratic Party defends abortion and supports the LGBT agenda. Wow so that's good. After the bloody two dozen sailors reminiscent of his dad. Yeah he the apple did not fall far from the tree that is also poop and not apples and apples are also boop yes also poop after the deadly two thousand seventeen unite. The right rally in Charlottesville. You know this is going to be good for like that. The Liberties Student Government Association tinted to issue a statement of Solidarity with Heather Higher. The murdered anti-fascist activists in response to this the G. as president refused to release the statement because it would have meant sending sending it to Jerry Falwell Junior. I really didn't think he was going to be on board with sympathizing with a woman murdered by a Nazi God. Well the probably not wrong about that. That's why I said okay when Falwell senior died the idea was that Jonathan Falwell would act as the moral compass fruit Liberty University University while his brother handled the finances. Jonathan is still the school's vice chancellor for spiritual affairs but the evidence suggests that he has been largely sidelined at the university. One Liberty official told Brandon Linden. Ambrose Sinoe writing for politico quote. Jury never remove Jonathan. He just kind of pushed him aside. He bought all of the Thomas Road Baptist Church Properties Liberty Christian Academy Jonathan's building at the airport in a couple of others. Jonathan complained but never stood up to Jerry because he knew Jerry controlled the purse strings healthy family. Jonathan seems sad as hell I I think Jonathan is kind of sad as hell. Yeah I'd like to know what he does everyday cry.
"falwell" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Emotionally abusing my audience. I'm Robert Evans. The host of the show where I emotionally abused my audience. Is that the honest one. It's the honest one. That is what this show is about and I love being technically honest like last asked episode. I promise that I was not gonNA throw anymore bagels but then our wonderful sound guy. Chris handed me an English muffin which also fits in my sling. So I am going to throw an English muffin often at some point this episode. Waylon angry about that then I was about that whole debate. Yeah there's no mold. This is a solid English muffin. The entire thing after I throw it great maybe slightly before I throw it pieces of it a little bit piece of it Tanner's little and might it. Just come close enough to him. That he's able to get himself glare fired. This Anderson's a woman. How dare you sorry? Miss `gendering Anderson but in my defense fence dogs are incapable of carrying about Gender Anderson. It's one of their best traits. I she just like up so the dogs are post gender. All dogs are both male and female like I said she does pee with your life. Name is Anderson. We could learn a lot from dogs namely about peeing everywhere. Anderson doesn't pee everywhere. She broad arrive. There's nothing not classy about peeing wherever you want in a Lotta ways. That's the classiest thing you can do. We are really off on a tangent here that it is not productive for the show Nothing to do with your top nothing to do with my topic. Send this one out. Because I'm perfect. Those a smart play because if I wasn't canceled before home just just barreling towards cancelation. So today we're GonNa talk about Jerry Falwell Junior and Liberty University. Now this is gonNA run on a different week than our other falwell episodes because we're talking about a different falwell but we are recording this just minutes after the last one so you you have had a full falwell dose hey feeling same. Ub Full well. I said we call it a day. That's is probably the really quick very quickly and yet does not change what we're doing at all which really actually does get to the core. You're what cancel culture actually is people declare you cancelled and then nothing happens cool in our previous two episodes on Jerry Falwell senior. I think I was pretty clear. In my opinion that he was a piece of shit his life made the world's worst place and we'd be better off of his dad had accidentally shot him when he was printing one of his friends. However I I should acknowledge that there are some things about him you have to grudgingly respect for one thing? He built legitimately impressive and expansive organization. That grew from a small Church of seventy into an empire spoke for millions and organized an entirely new political block that now dominates American politics. That's impressive even. If it's Shitty you also have to acknowledge the Jerry. Falwell was a true believer. He was deeply consistent throughout his life. And everything we know about his personal life suggests that he lived in a consistent manner with his terrible values. And that's not good but you might argue. It's better than pushing all of those same terrible agendas and say getting wasted at nightclubs in Miami. Which is the story we're about to tie was going to say was that first shadowing is foreshadowing that is for shadowing Jerry? Lamon Falwell Junior was born on June seventeenth nineteen sixty two so we got another cool middle name. He got he got the lemond me me that yeah yeah well otherwise. He wouldn't be junior if you give different middle name than United Junior right I think that's junior law His parents sent to into private schools. In and around Lynchburg we could be raised in a world of God and without black people around Rather than the world of Satan in nineteen seventy one. He watched from the vantage point. Point of appeal with the Thomas Road Baptist Church while his father explained to the congregants his plan to start a Christian University in Lynchburg jury. Senior explained that the new college would produce Champions Champions for Christ Jerry Falwell Junior would one day become the master of that institution but first he was a student there after graduating from Lynchburg Christian Academy Adamy. He attended Liberty University. Starting in nineteen eighty the same year. The moral majority began. Its massive pushed for the election of Ronald Reagan. From what I can find Jerry Falwell. Junior did not have his father and grandfather's appetite for mean spirited pranks. So that's a plus I mean I wonder how many times as a child you have to you. See Your Dad like wild it out by shooting people or run someone over pretending to run people over where you're like you know what I'm GonNA had decided not to be much of a prankster. Now he he he never got to see his granddad so he didn't meet. He never saw the cat feeder. It's crazy like when you're reading a whole book about Jerry. Falwell notice some of these things. But in retrospect the fact that anyone would call murdering someone's cat and feeding it to them. A PRAYING IS SOFA that's not a break like seriously demented. Psychologically Unsound Yeah that's crime lime evidence that somebody is probably chopping up like people in their spare time. Yeah they're they're one one more cat away away from just young people can wild now Jerry Falwell junior at his bachelor's degree in religious studies in history after acquiring in a letter of recommendation from Senator Ted Kennedy of all People Jerry. Junior was accepted to the University of Virginia School of law again. I thought that was for Liberty University diversity. I'm like isn't that his dad school didn't even need a recommendation he wanted to do. I guess and again as with Ted Kennedy was with all these guys mostly what they care about is. They're all rich so even if they have political disagreements they'll do a solid for their rich friends kids. So that's Nice Cool Jerry Juniors brother. Jonathan took a different path from the beginning he was more drawn to religion than his brother. Jonathan became an ordained deigned reverend. He took over his father's position leading the Thomas. Road Baptist Church while Jerry. Junior has inherited the bulk of his dad's empire and passion for direct political involvement. Jonathan has kept strictly lead to religion. He did not endorse Donald trump alongside his brother in two thousand sixteen. That's a small mercy. That's a small mercy prior to his death in two thousand seven and Jerry Falwell senior had laid out his plans for the inheritance of his empire. Faith I'm going to quote now from a massive article on the falls politico by Brandon Ambrosino himself Liberty University Grad. His two sons Jerry. Junior and Jonathan had each inherited different aspects of their fathers persona for Jerry. Junior the elder of the two by four years it was the stomach for partisan politics fix ability to throw an elbow in savvy influential friends for Jonathan. It was the calling the ministry his easy way with people and charisma as a public speaker. Jerry junior would preside over Liberty University adversity and Jonathan would lead Thomas Road Baptist Church so that's cool and from a financial perspective. The seems to have been a great call. When Falwell Junior took over the college it had assets of roughly two hundred fifty nine million dollars ten years later it has assets worth more than two point five billion dollars and is now worth more than three billion dollars? Yeah so that's cool allow. Yeah I mean you gotTa Give Him. He's better at business than Donald. Trump was. Yeah but it's like isn't it's such a huge part of being a good Christian as giving to the poor. How are you going to get all the way to three billion well? There's really different attitudes on that within the faith. So there's the people well who were living in the rich community rich Christian no the more money you accumulate. That's God's blessings that you're accumulating Jerry Falwell. Yeah that's how blessings work you just pile up at least that's consistent with their attitudes towards AIDS. Yeah Hey what a wonderful belief system Filipacchi so cool. Yea So Now I bet you're wondering what did what would it jerry. Falwell junior due to increase the value of his university by so much in such a short period of time that we've wondering if there isn't anything in gross and shady. They're yeah yeah. I was wondering that much of liberty. University's growth has been due to growth in online students under Falwell Juniors rain there are now ninety five five thousand kids across the country taking Liberty University courses from their homes. So that's good Now I mean if I know one one thing. It's that online universities. I remember scamming are never literally just scams. It's true yeah and we're GonNa talk about that in a second but before we talk about that. I WanNa talk a little bit about Falwell. Junior's wife Becky. Oh my God literally Ebba married Becky with an eye yeah. There's a little hard over that I I can feel it and I can. I will I know in my bones that she has has had a lot of issues with a lot of waiters and waitresses to a lot of managers and Dan. Yeah now part of why. No this is about to to read next his wife. Becky is considered by many close to the family do have taken on a major role in managing the university since Jerry. Seniors death one former school official told Ambrosi no reading for politico Licko until big jerry. What they call them died? You wouldn't have known becky if she walked up and slapped you big Jerry dies and all of a sudden if you're walking down the hall and you didn't greeter right you're fired. This official shared a two thousand twelve email from becky to four school executives in the email she complains about a school employee who complained on facebook. The university didn't have enough parking spaces. Someone someone needs to talk to this girl Becky wrote. I don't think that we allow employees to post negative remarks about Liberty Real Nazi kinda flare. Yeah and apparently the employee we ended their employment. They're not long after She spoke to the manager and she got him fired. Yeah B- becky's complaints sparked in almost immediate call hall to the employees at the employees home at nine pm because complained about not enough parking. Now what a bitch. That's going to be fairly minor compared to what else talking about today. But it's just so petty that I felt compelled to point it out now in another article published by a former student In the news advance talked about sort of how the culture on Liberty. University's campus has changed since Jerry Falwell Seniors. Death it's title inside Liberty University's Culture of.
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"Feminism continued its slow march forward the only social arena in which Reagan's Corpus Chunk of the Republican Party remained in line with the religious right was the oppression of gay people. So at least there's that for Jerry to find some common ground common ground. The common ground is stomping on the head of Yeah Yeah Conservatives Conservatives in San Francisco attempted to criminalize homosexuality during Reagan's term in the moral majority launched a boycott of sponsors for TV shows that included anything. They considered an abomination in the eyes eyes of God as the AIDS crisis kicked off and the death toll started derives from the hundreds to the thousands tens of thousands. Jerry Falwell was there to blame the catastrophe on Gay People Melinda quote next next from National Institutes of health publication the social impact of AIDS on the United States. The Reverend Jerry Falwell an independent Baptist minister in a sermon titled How many Roads To Heaven even delivered on his Nationally Televised Old Time Gospel hour stated that God was bringing an end to the sexual revolution through the AIDS epidemic. He also said they gay men are scared to walk near one of their our own kind right now and what we preachers have been able to do with our preaching a God who hates sin has stopped dead in its tracks by saying. Do it and die do it. Di- follows political organization. Moral majority opposed governmentally. Funded Research to find a cure for AIDS because the disease was a gay problem. He promoted the idea that AIDS was not only God's judgment on gaming but it also divine judgment extended to all of society. AIDS is a lethal judgement of God on America for endorsing this vulgar perverted and reprobate lifestyle. Strong condemnations of gay sexuality the is the cause of AIDS in God's vengeance also appeared in some religious journals when of them affirmed God warned mankind about aids and numbers thirty to twenty three. When he said be? Sure your sin. We'll find do you out. Maybe the AIDS plague will educate the world that the Bible is still the bedrock of civilization. And it should be learned loved and lived in our daily lives. Wow how I really feel like Getting people to get into Christianity by saying that God could occasionally punish you with AIDS. It's really not the strongest pitch. I've heard for Christianity. I really feel like that's not our if you throw that Bagel you're out of the show. I'm just praying you're fired tired. Sophie's faces prepping it. I have to deal with my rage reading the paragraph. Somehow and the way I'm doing it by putting my sling back together and getting loaded all right eight loaded up but you don't throw a not yet hit the dog. She's not in here. Oh Okay yes so. This is is the best time to throw a Bagel really. See I plan this. I didn't the exact impact of Falwell in the moral majority on the death. Toll of the AIDS crisis is impossible to calculate as with the nineteen seventies recession. This was a disaster with many factors behind it we dealt with some of that in our two-parter on the Reagans and the AIDS Sepah Democ the total death toll to AIDS would measure close to half a million by the year two thousand much of the government and action on AIDS during the crucial early years of the outbreak can be blamed on the religious rights. It's a vicious rejection of any money being spent to help people sick with what was then called the gay plague. It's nuts to me to be like oh We're GONNA meddle in your business until you that you can be gay but also Now that you need help for what we've called a gay disease we're going to just completely step away away how do you how do you have it. Both ways where you're like meddling and telling people what to do but then you're also like no but then not this part. It's the same way it always works with these people we're the only actual moral consistency is hate. Yeah it's true. There's not actual philosophy that can stand up to anything if you think about the core of it being hate vinit it always consistent. Yeah because they're justification will change and like they'll say like yeah we shouldn't spend any money Like we can't you know. Spend any money to like help out gay people but also like We can't consider homosexuality in any way as like a government and like all these different contradictory things but the core of it is just they want people to die. Yeah so if you think about it like that then yeah they're like completely consistent very consistent kind of what everyone who's not white and wealthy he to die But they hide the wealthy part from the people that they need to vote. I mean that's trump right now. It's kind of weird. The core of that is a political movement came from because like before this like they were conservatives but they would like like like Nixon. The shitty stuffy did was kind of like there was. There's a Lotta shitty stuffy. Did you could also have a guy like Nixon who would do like rational things like well but of course we need to protect the environment and like okay. I'll open trade with China even though like there are our big nemesis like. Let's see yeah point. Also bombed Cambodia in donate but like he's not gonna like he's he's just different different kind of Shitty. Yep Yeah we've really evolved. We really have evolved. Thanks to Jerry. Falwell breath now. There was an appeal during this time on the Christian Broadcasting Network Where they asked their followers to write the Justice Department in opposition to any relaxation of the rule against immigration? Camila infected persons That don't generated forty thousand letters and I can't think of anything more Christ like the not wanting sick immigrants to be helped. Yeah yeah as Jesus said Fuck Fuck you got mine. F famous quote. Yeah so Abortion remained a key issue for the moral majority throughout the nineteen eighties. They did not see much support from the Reagan administration. On this falls. Tactic was to seek a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe. V Wade since the Supreme Court had already declared that this undue restriction of abortion was a violation of constitutional rights his first step towards achieving. This was the human life bill which would have written into American law that life begins at conception inception and then a fetus is a living person but the human life bill never passed follows. Embrace of this tactic set the tone of the abortion debate. Though in a way that rings through to this day the the Reagan administration was never quite willing to take real action though Because that would have cost them the political capital that they preferred to spend on deregulation India institutionalization but later on Reagan. Going at all would throw a few bones to the moral majority in nineteen eighty two one of his allies in the Senate introduced a constitutional amendment. That would have made it legal to have official school prayers as long as individual students or teachers. I couldn't be forced to say that prayer. The amendment never came particularly close to passing and Reagan himself failed to go to bat for it in any significant way though early. In Nineteen eighty-two Reagan's Justice Justice and Treasury departments did reverse the IRS revocation of tax exempt status for Bob Jones University but this sparked a massive backlash at the administration for basically supporting segregation with taxpayer. Taxpayer Dollars Yeah. Yeah Bob Jones keeps insisting they're like no. We're we're really committed to segregation. Yeah it's our religious beliefs. It's not based on racism. It's based on what we think God wants. We know about air than anyone which is racism but not our racism. God God God so it's fine. It's totally not us. Yeah so Riggan backpedalled in announced that he was now seeking congressional ban on tax exemptions for racially early discriminatory schools. This happened and so while the moral majority wound up. Supporting Reagan's reelection campaign. The Christian right came out the other side of the Reagan years deeply disappointed in conservative. The politics we only got some of what we wanted. We didn't get everything. Jerry Falwell however was not the kind of guy to put all of his eggs in one basket through the early years of the moral majority over. The course of Reagan's two terms. Jerry fought an epic battle for the soul of the First Amendment with a man who might rightly be viewed as his greatest nemesis. Larry Flynn Glenn Larry Flint Baby. I know the hero. Finally a hero arrives. And we're GONNA talk about that hero but you know what else is a hero. Oh so via now. The corporations who sponsored this podcast Cook Coke Industries Stories. You mean coke here hero in distreesed heroin mysteries by coke products now well no no sophie's somatic. So if he's very mad at me. Sorry I'm distracted thinking about when I'm going to utilize the sling. Next the Moldovan that bagels really discussed. Isn't it so her so much more on this Bagel keeps putting it next to the food. I actually put in my mouth and I'm like why are you doing that I can't explain my actions. I just do them. Speaking of.
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"Jerry admitted that he and his father howled with laughter some of the pranks were cruel however took them work rule as opposed to that other good print. Let's police shooting at somebody who's a playful gunshot. Sophia not one of those mean gunshots. Some of the pranks were cruel. However as when Carey decided he had enough complaints from one of his workers when the man called in sick carry offer to have lunch brought to his house then killed and skinned the man's cat putting it into a squirrel stew and sent it to the man's home for lunch? The next day complained that the squirrel maintenance had been tough Kerry told him he had eaten his own cat. That is not a joke. That's not a break that's great. It's not a Greek myth thing thing that fucking myth. They fed to his own his own kids rate up fucking ancient evil. That's like not even like yeah. Modern Greek God would do like they have no sense of human morality. Yeah it's like an Olympic Prank. It's unleashed its serial killer Shit Mount Mount Olympus fucking insane. Yeah that's something. A serial killer does Joe one hundred percent. But I'M GONNA kill each a cat like so crazy. What what does he think? The payoff is when he tells the guy just watches them cry. I think it's just he's the guy's boss so there's nothing to dude can do against him. I mean what's the reaction. He's hoping for for him to cry. Yeah I think so. Probably sell craze just a piece of shit. He's really bad person way better person than his kid turns out to be. Wow Yeah so a hearing all that. It probably won't surprise you to learn that Jerry Falwell was it outrageous drunk. His brother Garland was too and we'll carry was a relatively peaceful drunk preferring to get wasted home alone. Most most of the time Garland was pretty much the worst case scenario for an alcoholic he had a tendency to fall into violent rages in nineteen thirty one. He was arrested for shooting at some teenagers. Who'd annoyed wait him? This was not an isolated incident garland. Falwell had numerous arrests for violent drunken behaviour. All of this came to a head in Nineteen thirty-one which is probably the worst year of young Jerry Falwell's life it was certainly the worst year of his father's life carries daughter. Russia and Jerry. Sister was struck ill with appendicitis Kerry didn't believe in hospital so he tried to treat her at at home her appendix burst and she died of peritonitis at age ten. There is a dead. Isn't that also. Like son of a bitch snuck one in there. Isn't it also an incredibly painful way to die one of the worst I understand when your appendix explodes us like the most painful. It sounds like a terrible way to die. Yeah also pretty cool that you have so much like hubris ultra free yeah yeah 1931 to there's actual medicine by that point for real real. Yeah now just a few months. After Russia died while Carey was still deep in grief Garland got incredibly drunk and started shooting firecrackers. Someone in town called the cops APPs on him for some unclear reason probably boiling down to the fact that he was really wasted garland became convinced that his brother carry the one that called the cops on him he tracked Kerry down and started. That'd shooting at him Kerry grabbed. His shotgun returned fire and killed his brother instantly. Oh okay that delights it's me. Yeah that's great you're GonNa like this to the local newspaper. wrote of the event Garland Falwell is dead thus. His turbulent career of terrorizing the police in populace was brought to to an abrupt close. Even the paper Shit on this like this is the worst guy. Inner City wants to dance on his grave. Tonight that's literally the tone of it. It's just like Shit. Thank God. He's dead. Ding Dong it in. It's one of those things like Kerry falls. Obviously a bad guy. Sounds like this was a totally justified homicide. I mean if it's just fucking horrible people killing each other is this. It's all a win win. They're both people who use guns as ways to punctuate like gunfire to punctuate their arguments. Well yeah I mean I feel like the only people then. They should argue with each other. And that's what happened. That's great. Yeah Yeah I prefer to use a nice throwing bagel on a sling as a way to punctuate my rages. I mean again would be more impressive. You could actually master the throat. You know It's it's it's new. You got to leave outbreaks. Have I can throw them with my hand. I'm trying to learn how to use the sling. All right it's outside like they said in the now. No I'm only ever GONNA use it in recording studios. You're fired at some point. Yes eventually I will cross a final line and damage equipment in this studio and that will be the end of this podcast anyway. Back to the Falwell's so things are going great for the Falwell family in one thousand nine hundred eighty one daughter dies of appendicitis gunfight between into brothers leads to one of them dying. Yeah This all broke Kerry Falwell. His alcoholism got worse. After this point Jerry would later recall the mini nights that his father spent drinking being heavily and sobbing over his brother and daughter. All these scandals further isolated the fall woke land from mainstream society in Lynchburg in this was all exacerbated by the fact that Kerry was the second generation atheist so he was not In line with the values of the town either now Jerry's mother. Helen was a very different person. Her family were hardcore baptists. Some sources will say that. She wasn't religious until her son started his church but this seems to be untrue. She even made sure that Jerry gene went to church every Sunday. Religion was part of Jerry's life from the beginning but it wasn't a huge part and for a long time. It seems like he Kinda took after his dad in that regard so he goes up a little bit of a wild child now. The third person who helped to raise Jerry Gene Falwell. was there black nanny. David Brown Gerry would later write in the mornings. He bathed and dressed us. He held in rocks at naptime. He Fed and changed us. He helped us with our first faltering steps and he picked up off the ground when we stumbled fought or fell. He was practically a member of our family but he ate alone on the back porch and and sat in the shadows when he wasn't needed. Wow sounds really valued him as a human being. Yeah yeah this is something that he writes. Regretfully about as an and adult As a kid you know kid from the beginning he took after his father both in the fact that he was filled with ambition in reckless energy his father taught he and his brother to drive when they were both ten years old. which is you know the right age to start doing that? there were allowed to drive around the family property as much as they wanted when they were thirteen. Kerry lied about their ages to get them driver's licenses. He was so jerry. Falwell was the first kid at his school with a car which obviously helped to social life kind of kind of washes away a little bit of the shame of of your your dad. Killing your uncle. People are cool car. He's I don't even care that his dad shoots at. Gerry was a good student and you took after. His father was intelligent ambitious and energetic but he also took after his dad with a dedication to mean spirited pranks when he was in fifth grade he led a snake loose in his classroom. This will be the least disturbing the pranks that Jerry Falwell commits. You look so excited to tell me I'm so excited to talk about. I love it. It's like I I love it. Whenever are these people have pranks in their history? I it's like talking about Saddam Hussein threatening principal with a gun like that the things that they call brings. It's like yeah for rich people. It's brings. Yeah it's a sauna prairie attempted murder Yeah In nineteen forty eight. When Jerry was fifteen his father died of liver failure? This at Gerry Hart and quite possibly had an effect on his behavior in high school but also is the least surprising way. Wait the non alcoholic. Yeah that was the only way Jerry Falwell was going to go shooting himself. Accidentally Yeah Jerry formed a gang called the wall gang with his friends based on the fact that they would meet a at a wall to hang out. That's a that's very very creative. I don't know if you're aware of this. But but Virginia in the nineteen forties was the world center of Creativity Jerry was the leader of the gang because he was the only one with a car and he liked to lead his group into a series of fist fights with other gangs around town winters rights. That Falwell insisted things never went beyond quote a few split. Lips the occasional broken bone own and small-scale property damage. Jeez yeah the the odd broken bone like who hasn't formed a gang to break other people's bones a little little bit. Why do you think I was laid today? youthfully just cracking somebody over the head with a two by four. You know how I like to be a rascal if you do it with a smile on your face. It's Ascoli. Yeah exactly as long as you're not frowning now Jerry's pranks grew more brutal in his late teens teens. I'm going to quote again. From God's right hand wants to punish neighbor. The gang thought had called the police on them. They grabbed some old tar soaked railroad ties and lit them on fire in front of the offender's so that is that the asphalt of the street would catch fire but it did entire street was inflames skills. A prankster also took a darker. Turn like his dad that he could be cruel. Many years later he would recall taking on a teacher whom he described as a mean. Little man who pranced about in our phys ed classes and who exhibited prissy falsetto ways. Falwell tackled him took off his pants locked him in a storage closet and then pin the man's pants to a bulletin board in another part of the school another time he placed a live teacher. Yes yes this. Is Jim Teacher. Holy Fuck teachers are usually the abusers. Yeah I think this guy I think like any clearly did it because he was. It's like your gay pants off school for that. No he's rich. Wow another I've seen sure fucking fee and blocking in a closet mainland pants to a wall had that's so fucked up. Yeah liaising another other time. He placed a live retina teachers drawer when she opened the door. The rat jumped out and the teacher fell unconscious to the floor. Now that's a classic prank. Yeah I mean that's the only one you could actually consider a prank. Yeah I guess the snake those are like good natured country prince if that if the snake bite is like like a gardener snake or something yeah then at the time then it's fine good natured. Fun Yeah abusing physically in paneling lighting..
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"In a recording studio. Oh my me. I'm Robert Evans. Host of behind the bastards PODCAST bad people talk about here with my friends Sophie. OPIE and Sophia Sophia L. is the worst opening of Alta. And that was the worst. I really do that the word I opened it that way. Because one of my wonderful fans Sent me a sling. Like a shepherd swing yes like a one the deadliest weapons of the ancient era but modified to throw bagels. It's got a huge David and Goliath by it does. It's exactly that kind of sling except for it throws bagels and I've got a very moldy bagel in there. I know you look horrified am I. I'm very touched by this gift. And the one thing he said on the note card that vaguely explained to operate it was do not use it inside. So I'm going to immediately do that. You already did immediately do that. You tried to use it in a kitchen. Not Not in the tiny confines of the recording. See so I'm just I'm just going to do it. Touched almond butter. I've been squeezing in my mouth. It did not the soundproofing off the wall slightly so so mad so if so you knew as soon as I got that in the mail I was going to have to throw it in the room where it would do damage to me. That's the only way this was going to go get it. It's over were. How're you doing today? So feel great. How are you? I'm doing fantastic. I got to throw a Bagel marks exotic because he didn't really did not work it hit with some force it did. My goal is always to do damage to the room and it did damage to the room. Sufis shooting daggers. At you with her beautiful guys. I'm slowly sipping coffee. It making eye contact the whole time so this is what the fans love. It's not the well researched essays. Anderson's five Sophia. Yes what do you know about Jerry. Falwell I mean nothing great. We're not gonNA learn nothing good. I'm just excited to be here for another baby. Murder themed episode is his not baby murder. Themed if you've if you've heard me on the spot as before you know that Robert Delights in torturing me with only the most innocent death so you know Sophia. It's it's that most most people aren't tough enough to handle the baby murderer episodes. I feel like that's one. An abusive dad says when he hits his belt. He's like no make a character better through character would if is it abusive. It's accidental just based purely on like Irresponsibility and recklessness. Yes okay well fair like what if your dad. Just doesn't make you buckle up early hypothetical for you. Yeah well Jerry. Falwell was kind of America's Dad And his career. I'll say this it's the opposite of of killing babies. Yes that is trail kind of. I mean he would say it's the opposite of killing babies. I would I'd say it's stripping people of their reproductive health right interest of clumps of cells but there's a disagreement on that fundamental level. Which is why are Dr America's sliding towards a precipice of any? He went to talk about Jerry Falwell. Let's get into this. According to some bullshit scrap of paper called the constitution religion and politics are supposed to be separate things in this country in fact churches can technically lose their tax exempt status. If they're seen to advocate Kate for specific party or candidate strongly oddly enough. That never seems to happen and a few million Christian fundamentalists have succeeded in holding large chunks of our national discourse hostage for decades now. Now how did this happen detail. Well it wasn't always this way. Sophia was it used to not be normal for religion and politics to be as is directly a thing as they are today in the answer to how things got where they are starts with a fella named Jerry Falwell today he is thankfully dead person but once upon a time he was alive and he fucked up a truly shocking amount of things for the rest of us. That's what this story is. This is the tale of how all of the different chunks of American Christianity at least the unreasonable chunks of American Christianity got together to really limit the rights of women and Gay People. That's that's that's that's the story of Jerry Falwell. I feel like you hate me because you're like unless invite a bisexual woman to talk. I want to invite the person who's going to be angriest hist about what we talk about today. Hey Fair enough. I got pissed off writing it like it was not a good time Jerry. Lamon Falwell I was born on August eleventh. Nineteen thirty three. That's a dope middle name. Why are we not focusing on? It isn't cool middle name. He had a twin brother named gene Who was born roughly at the same time but gene was boring? And we're not GonNa talk about him today. What about a sister Lululemon? Wouldn't it be weird. If that was the the reality of the situation that the same family gave us the religious right and Lululemon Yoga Pants. It's all evil so it is all evil. Yeah very overpriced Yoga Pants. Gene Green and Jerry were born in Lynchburg Virginia town named for the man who invented lynching fortunately he invented well. Okay but it's not actually a sad story he invented lynching to do it to British people. So it's not racist. Yeah I guess it's I'm fine with lynching British people aren't swayed alienate. Our Shaw Sophie. We've done so many episodes on British people British fans. I don't feel too big In English English God damn it took the name rights. See I know. Prince Harry's hot continue. I don't know what's not hot. The British Empire in the millions of people killed sharing. No Empires led Debbie Downer. I know and that's what lynching was invented. It was it was invented to Lynch colonial overlords Lords. So I'm just saying lynching turned into something problematic but it started from a good place a desire to hang colonial oppressors by I thumbs that was also the original lynching. I can't wait to see the t shirts this is going to inspire you. I don't know how I'm Robert Palmer. The ways in to defend lynching seriously you're making headlines Right now that no one needs and I am always trying to be cancelled. Which is why I recklessly throw Mouldy bagels else in a room well miles and I have invented cancel Vania and he lives that really? All right. Jerry Falwell's father Kerry Falwell which is frustrating to me frustration to right Jerry Yeah Yeah Kerry. Falwell was an incredibly successful apple businessman. He broke away from his family history of being poor farmers to start a grocery store in nineteen fifteen at the age of twenty two by nineteen twenty one. He done well enough to start opening a series service stations around Lynchburg to provide fuel for the growing automotive community. Carey's main innovation was to add a small store or restaurant to each of his stations. This idea proved popular enough enough that he eventually opened seventeen stores in the Lynchburg area so he invented that. Yeah I think he was like one gas station seven eleven type things one of of the guys like I think a few people hit upon the Were selling gas. We might as well sell some fuck and others therapies. Yeah yeah but he's like one of the one of the pioneers of the gas station market industry. That's Pretty Rad. Pretty red he's a he's a cool dude. You're you're going to like him more than than Jerry. I mean. That's not hard. Yeah that's not hard. He was an objectively better person Although still pretty terrible Yeah so Kerry success in the business led to him starting a new company distributing oil and gas to sixteen counties in Virginia Jerry. Falwell's best biographer. Michael Sean winters describes describes Jerry's upbringing as affluent. I prefer the term Rich Hill. Jerry grew up with no financial worries of any kind but that does not mean his childhood was easy. See Kerry follow was great business but the rest of his life was kind of a train wreck for one thing he was not the kind of dude who could keep on the street and narrow. He opened a hotel in a dance. Dance Hall which led him to sponsoring cockfights dogfights and a variety of venues. This was a legal at the time. These were not. You know respectable cockfights. He's okay this is the things that are going down for in this episode. You're dying on the hill of lynching and cockfights while I'm not dying. I'm just saying it was an illegal. There's a subterranean level to cancel Pennsylvania under regular Pennsylvania. And it's smells a lot there. Yeah IT'S A. It's a welcome only worse than cockfight smells. It's just story. Just ignore dogfight part of the story what the Fuck fucked up. I'm saying it's bad. I'm just saying he's dying on the hill or apologized Anderson. I am sorry Anderson. I just wanted to make it clear like Virginia in nineteen. Anything could be legal. I just wanted to make it clear that even even among in that these are not these were not legitimate dogfights again the facts separating it. It's like people who say what is it they're like. Oh Yeah There's consensual consensual sex and nonconsensual sex. No none conceptualist XS rave. You're doing a real similar job over there. I I assume there were legal dogfights. Virginia's well the good kind right away. Withdraw all dog. Fighting is bad. I'm glad at Tokyo but I suspect uh-huh just saying these were particularly bad dog fights just letting them your you dog lender if you split hairs enough eventually you split an atom that blows up your career. That's a beautiful saying thank you so Jerry Falwell got into the bootlegging business after getting into the dogfighting business His partner in bootlegging was. His brother Garland They would use the trucks for their oil and gas to deliver liquor to all of his century store. So that's how they would hide the liquor isn't the gas trucks which I'm sure made it taste great These illegal venues were incredibly profitable in a nineteen twenty seven. Jerry Falwell started another legitimate business the first bus company with routes between Lynchburg in Washington. DC that's good bringing lynching to other places pretty cool as long as it's the kind of thumb lynching that's not racist. Yeah Gary was too rich and too smart to get caught breaking taking the law constantly but everyone in town knew that he was the shadiest motherfucker in the city. This meant that the Falwell's were ostracized from high society. So they were rich but they weren't allowed allowed to hang out with the other. Rich folks sounds cool as house that does sound like the best kind of rich to be right. You don't want to hang out with losers your fucking throwing your money and you're just like not because that around that Dorky fucking rich people like Italians right. That's all they're doing just castilians left and right. Sounds like they're constant debutante ball. Sounds like no no but I think this this was. This was a bummer for Jerry Falwell as a little kid. But that's not love to debut he was a big debut her for the debut West so Exacerbating their sort of pariah status was the fact that Kerry Falwell had an unfortunate habit of playing profoundly abusive pranks on everyone around him. I'm going to quote now from a very fantastic book. God's right hand by Michael Winters Jerry. Falwell would later recall that. His father was a prankster. Jerry wants brought a friend home. Who admitted he was scared? Kerry Jerry told his father of his friends. Fear half cautioning half Golden Kerry as. He brought the young man into the house. When the young friend walked in Kerry shouted routed stopped aimed a pistol at the voice feet and shot a hole in the floor? If you insist in front of his shoes I've been trying to get that fly all day. Jerry's father announced returning to his newspaper while the boy fled fled the house..
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"Week's episode of the Skating Atheist is brought to you by Ziprecruiter hymns and by the makeup brand for the cowardly football big in on the go easy drew breezy cover story. Maybe it's a hate group. Maybe it's make believe and now the scathing atheist this is Alexander Thomas from Perth Western Australia today my partner and I welcomed at first child little endless full most beautiful beautiful into the world and we're looking forward to sharing all the amazing one with them including that I did in fact evolve from filthy monkey men and Women Uh Thursday September twelfth and it's the International Day for South South cooperation because the first time they've teamed up it went so well I've no illusions meal Bosnich he then right and from Joe Rogan's New Jersey Cincinnati swing state and good good husband Georgia. This is the scathing based on this week's episode. We'll finish vulgarity for charity. Just in time for vulgarity Charon Kevin Sorbo forces the academy to Adn Award for Greatest Goddamn motion picture of all time and we learned that not everything was Falwell as well but I the diatribe a buddy of mine told me the story once of Jesus finding his bong he grew up in a strictly religious Legis home a Jehovah's Witness Home No last but somehow managed to be a pothead despite all that so one day comes home from school to find his dad sitting on his bed next to a bong and a tray with a couple of buds is on it so his dad gives him the whole devils we talk or whatever takes the bog and the weed announces how long is grounded and then before he leaves. He has the tow my friend when a NARC Jesus seizes apparently he says to like in case. You're wondering how I knew the Holy Spirit told me to look in the top of your closet courses lease. He's my buddy wondering why the Holy Spirit didn't mention anything about the ounce of weed under his bed but he didn't ask about it now of course what actually happened is dad got suspicious over some little thing that he barely remembered right he he comes in my buddy close in his closet awfully fast. Here's something suspicious followed by the closet opening something like that then he thinks to himself hey. I should check my son's closet and see if he's got got drugs in there and when he finds the drugs he'd suspected he might find he retrofits that into a message from the Holy Spirit rest of US call this process thinking uh but for Christians it's called receiving a message from the Holy Spirit and as dumb as this Christians tried to use it to prove their God to me all the fucking time though say say something like you know that little voice in the back of your head that tells you you shouldn't be doing this and then they act like they've just identified a God right there in my brain that can interact with now first of all the voices in my head aren't places right. There's no back of my consciousness the voice that says you you shouldn't be doing this isn't the exact same location as the voice that says but it'd be awful waste a loop of your stop now and I'm sure that Christians wouldn't be as quick to claim that latter thoughts divine authorship but secondly and more importantly that little voice that's me. I'm the culmination of all those voices plus the bones and muscles and organs organ and Shit that told them around devotion. The lower left corner of my brain or wherever that tells me I probably shouldn't do this is an amalgamation of all the moral teachings that I've internalized realized my personal experience and the back of the envelope calculation I did on how likely I was to get caught. It's not a thing in need of explanation anymore than the voice in my head that says should I pick mustard or do we already have plenty of course Christians can admit that or they'd be unable to maintain the stiflingly low self image their religion requires of them. I mean as as soon as you start attributing all the good thoughts you have the God. It's pretty easy to convince yourself that you're a piece of shit right as my friend's anecdote reminds us this mythical ascriptin isn't limited to just the moral imperatives even a hunch that turns out to be correct gets rolled into the Holy Spirit so what's left. Just immoral temptations unfounded suspicions suspicions incorrect answers bad ideas no wonder they're so convinced they deserved burn in. Hell and no wonder. They assume that we're a convenient Alabama away from murder rape all the time either rights. I mean as low as their opinion is of themselves. Their opinion of US manages to be still lower but if you think the only way you know stealing shit is wrong because a ghost is whispering it to you. It's got to be hard to trust the people who aren't listening to the whispery ghost but I'd argue that the worst consequence of this isn't even the bigotry imagine in how terrifying it must be to not even have your own head to yourself. I guess honestly a lot of you. Don't even have to imagine it 'cause you're religious legit. You can just remember what that was like. I vaguely remember it to isis off religion pretty early in life but I still remember having thoughts like but what if God doesn't exist and then trying to chase them away in case God heard me doubting him has to be the worst consequence right the voluntary surrender of lines of inquiry. Sorry you know God doesn't just get pissed. When you conclude that he doesn't exist he gets pissed if you even doubt it and he can hear your thoughts so you better not even think about your religion being wrong? I mean when you look at the rebuttals offered up by Christian apologists. It's easy to conclude that they're incapable of thinking but if you look at their doctrines all make sense it's not they're unable to think about this stuff logically. It's that they're not allowed to think about this stuff logically or otherwise and you know obviously. This isn't a happy fucking accident. Think about how much Christian leaders love the highlight. The thought crime parts of the Bible. They're constantly reminding perspective marks that even lusting after somebody accounts like committing adultery tree does even hating somebody is the same as murdering them to Jesus thinking about something has just like doing it so even thinking but what if God doesn't exist is the same as hammer and she's a backup on that cross all over again but there's only one reason to dissuade someone from thinking and that's because you're lying to them and not even well all right not even lying to him good enough that you're confident about it and Hey Christians that voice that you hear in the northwest quadrant of your head or whatever that tells you you exactly this all the time that's not the Holy Spirit. It's Hugh and this is one of those rare instances when you're right. They're talking special joining for headlines. Tonight or the rumbling and bumbling to my stumbling he then right in Eli Bosnich Fellas Alice. Are you ready to be able to not be able to get in touch with me on Sundays for a few months great now between you and he can fuck myself eight days a week. Okay well well. Just maybe don't text what you're thinking quite so much now all right all right well. I think I need to remind these guys what Dr Glouster set about effective communication so we're going to pause for a word from our first sponsor this week. ziprecruiter hiring can be a slow process cafe all tourists. Coo Dylan Moskowitz needed to hire a.