Liberty University has decided that Democratic Party platform is incompatible with the school’s moral principles. As the result, the College Democrats club has been decertified by the school, which was founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. In an email to the club president, the VP of Student Affairs basically says you can’t be a Democrat and be a Christian:
Even though this club may not support the more radical planks of the democratic party, the democratic party is still the parent organization of the club on campus. The Democratic Party Platform is contrary to the mission of LU and to Christian doctrine (supports abortion, federal funding of abortion, advocates repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, promotes the “LGBT” agenda, Hate Crimes, which include sexual orientation and gender identity, socialism, etc).
Strange definition of “Christian doctrine” there. Certainly not the Christian doctrine of loving thy neighbor, turning the other cheek, or the “let he who is without sin cast the first stone” that I’m familiar with. And all four candidates for Governor – yes, even Republican Bob McDonnell – disagree with LU.
Once again, the national spotlight is on Virginia and the picture is not so flattering. From the Rachel Maddow show:
So much for liberty at Liberty.