Officials at Liberty University often boast about the school’s status as the largest Christian college in America. Liberty president Jerry Falwell Jr., who refers to his school as the “Fox News of academia,” has also compared it to distinguished Catholic universities like Notre Dame. President Donald Trump—whose leadership Falwell has repeatedly lauded—echoed this aspirational religious sentiment when he delivered the conservative evangelical Christian school’s commencement address in May, describing the student body as “champions for Christ.”
But this sweeping rhetoric belies a slow-brewing controversy encircling the Lynchburg, Virginia-based university. As Falwell’s public support for Trump remains unwavering in the face of the administration’s near-constant scandals, his school is finding itself beset with criticism from a seemingly unlikely source: other Christians.
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