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Conservative Activist Charlie Kirk Leaves Liberty University Think Tank

posted on March 17, 2021

Ruth Graham of The New York Times reports that Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, will not be returning to the Liberty University think tank that bears his name. The Falkirk Center, which became a regular gathering place for prominent Trump supporters, was founded in 2019 and its name was a portmanteau of Kirk and Jerry Falwell, Jr., who departed the university last year after multiple scandals. Kirk’s contract was not renewed last fall, and the center will now be known as the Standing for Freedom Center. John Fea, a historian at Messiah College, said it was “probably the most important institution in the evangelical world that was carrying water for Trump over the last few years. This shows they’re still trying to figure out their post-Trump identity, like a lot of evangelicals.’”

Read at The New York Times