Evangelical students returning university diplomas

Former students at Liberty University are preparing to return their diplomas in a group protest of university president Jerry Falwell Jr.’s support for President Trump’s agenda.

In a group letter first reported by NPR, a small group of alumni is criticizing Falwell for supporting the president in the wake of Trump’s remarks blaming “many sides” for violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. The letter slams Falwell for defending Trump’s comments, specifically for his saying there were “very fine people” protesting on both sides.

“This is incompatible with Liberty University’s stated values, and incompatible with a Christian witness,” the letter says.

One former student government president told NPR that Falwell was “complicit” in Trump’s support for “Nazis and white supremacists.”

“I’m sending my diploma back because the president of the United States is defending Nazis and white supremacists,” Chris Gaumer said. “And in defending the president’s comments, Jerry Falwell Jr. is making himself and, it seems to me, the university he represents, complicit.”

Falwell responded to the letter and Gaumer’s remarks on ABC’s “This Week,” saying that the alumni “completely misunderstand” his support for Trump.

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source: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/347258-evangelical-students-returning-university-diplomas-to-protest-trump

27 COMMENTS

  1. Sending back his diploma only hurts him. It does nothing to change the minds and attitudes of anybody except a very few who are only interested in advancing their misbegotten agenda.

  2. The stupidity of the world is becoming dangerous…has been for awhile now. The liberal media has pegged Trump as a supporter of Nazis and White Supremacists…yet I have seen zero evidence of it anywhere…as a matter of fact, I watched him disavow all of those guys…so…ya unless anyone can show me hard proof that Trump is in support of these radical groups…then grow a brain…if its even possible at this late stage in the game…

    • The very response you present claiming “stupidity of the world” and ‘grow a brain” is contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I will not go further than to exhort you and those who undermine the convictions of those that aspire to be as Christ and observe the “fruit” of what Mr Trump speaks. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

      Philippians 4:8

  3. These people threatening to send their diplomas back are truly idiots. They’re only hurting themselves. You spent how many years and how much money earning your diploma and now because you want to throw a temper tantrum over something stupid, you’re ready to send it back? Wow, how dumb. I didn’t attend Liberty University, but I can assure you, with the degrees that I earned, I would never send them back. I earned every degree, regardless of what my former universities decide to do. So, by threatening to send your diplomas back, you just make yourself look like fools. Go ahead. It won’t change a thing. Trump will still be president, and I guess if you’re dumb enough to send your degree back, you’ll be without a degree. Idiots.

    • I don’t necessarily agree with everything that my university does but I spent 8 years of night classes while working full time and then had to quit my job to finish the final 9th year. Anybody that thinks it would be smart to return a diploma after all that hard work, loss of family time and money is crazy as hell. I can’t stand the kkk and Nazi assholes anymore than I can stomach the idiocy of these left handed liberal spoiled ass little brats. Trump is right when he said it is BOTH sides. They better pray that I never get caught in the middle of one of their stunts because I will start firing on both sides.

  4. Here we go another group of “Useful Idiots” who have joined forces with those who are all about destroying our Republic and bringing about the so-called New World Order, these people especially should understand this, but maybe that Bible they’re supposed to be studying explains why they’re like this. Yahweh gave a dire warning concerning these times we’re living in, that warning was to those who refused the truth, this warning would explain the craziness and the great divide that characterizes America today, that warning is “Strong Delusion” how? by sending lying spirits, What a dreadful thing to think about..

  5. As a Christian I do not approve of hate for any reason but this is just being STUPID. These people worked hard to get those diplomas and should not be returning them. Trump did not defend anyone he did right by placing blame where it belonged namely on ALL who were there and took part in the violence. That was and is the right thing to do. Had the counter protesters held their rally else wher there would have been liffle chance of a conflict. Had the IGNORANT ACLU stoppedcpolice from moving the rally to a place where cars could not go that woman might have died but not in such a vile manner. People have a right to believe what they want and if they believe that Whites are being cheated then they have the right to stand up for themselves. Minorities get to and Democrats makecir so they get special treatment in all manner of things and that is WRONG. Merit should be the only factor in all aspects of life. Minorities claim they want equality but then DEMAND Favortism and quotas. SORRY MORONS but that ain’t equality. No matter the position or occupation the only factor that should be used for giving the position to someone is MERIT nothing else. Minorities should not be allowed lower scores than whites and the same goes for lower standards for women they should not be allowed. Equality means everything is the same and what the LIBERAL IDIOTS of this Nation want is NOT I repeat NOT EQUALITY for all.

    • Maybe thy should return their diplomas, after all, if they are so ignorant that they can’t comprehend that the anti protestors had an equal–if not greater role (their permit to assemble was in a different area blocks away), then the school should be embarrassed for them to be a graduate.

  6. Good. Who cares? What are they going to do if they apply for a job and someone asks them for a copy of their College Diploma and grades.

  7. This is very simple. When America (of many different races & cultures) on one side are protesting against a known hate group against America (people of many different races & cultures) What is good about hate speech of any kind unless it’s about anything else other than people? Now, on the other side you have America ( people of many different races & cultures) that’s fighting against the hate group’s way of thinking. So, when Trump says there are good people on both sides. Does this mean Trump thinks there is some good on the side that is known to be racist? Just to be marching on that side in that known group that stand for racism means, that you are ok with being racist even though you didn’t swing a stick, you support evil. So please how can any thing good comes from a known racist hate group? Please explain this to me. How can Trump find any good in a hate group? Not possible

    • Hillary claimed Senator Robert Bryd, the longest running Senator ever, & a strong, high up KKK member, as “Her Mentor”. They were shown kissing, & the KKK info was well documented. Do the Democrats get a Free Ride on this?? Where were the Nitpickers???

  8. Even Christian educated grads can be brain-dead when it comes to politics. Daddy laid down a ton of cash for their education (Liberty University ain’t cheap) and these twerps think their insignificant gesture is going to make some kind of positive difference in Trump’s performance. Yeah! Right! Pickup your diplomas and make a significant impact on the world that will have lasting value, Dummies.

  9. Even the best of conservative colleges have their percentage of IDIOTS who only hear what they want to hear in their closed minds. . Donald is not a racist and has condemned KKK, Nazi’s and ALL violent anti-American groups,many,many times. I agree with Victor. The stupidity of the world is becoming dangerous.

  10. I do not believe the President is supporting or defending white supremists so much as he is acknowledging that in America they have the right to speak out freely in an orderly fashion even if it what they have to say is objectionable to many of us. I for one was offended by the foul-mouthed women wearing rubber pu&&ies on their heads, and the gays french-kissing each other in front of children, but acknowedge their freedom to do so in a peaceful manner.

    Trump was also calling out BLM and Antifa for their significant roles in instigating and propagating the violence in Charlottesville. The so-called supremists may be biased and I may not agree with them but they (unlike BLM and Antifa) had enough respect for the law that they obtained a permit and proceeded in an orderly fashion until they were attacked by an armed mob of illegal “counter-protestors”. Maybe if BLM and Antifa were to hold peaceful protests instead of letting their get-togethers deteriorate into looting and violent riots, they might get a more positive reception.

  11. He said there is blame on many sides for the violence, then said that all the people who do not agree with taking the statues down are not Nazis or white supremacists.
    Hate and violence have no place in American politics.

  12. I just hope the diplomas will be honored when cooler heads .. Oh well when grown men grow up! I have a clip of the man who took a baseball bat to the Dodge Charger just before the driver hit the gas. Man needs a trial for real and no I was not there!

  13. Wow! Even these students don’t seem to have the ability to distinguish between liberal
    indoctrination and the truth. They’re truly doomed.

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