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Jerry Falwell Jr. Takes Leave of Absence from Liberty

posted on August 7, 2020

Christianity Today‘s Kate Shellnutt reports, “Jerry Falwell Jr. has agreed to take an indefinite leave of absence from Liberty University, the evangelical school he has led since 2007 as president and chancellor.” Liberty’s board of trustees, which includes Falwell, announced the decision in a brief statement. Shellnutt writes, “The announcement did not indicate the reason for Falwell’s leave. However, this week, a wave of Liberty alumni and supporters spoke out against his leadership after a recent photo circulated of him posing with a woman at a party with their zippers down and midsections exposed.” Falwell has been one of President Trump’s most vocal evangelical supporters, and he has weathered other scandals at the institution in recent years.

Read at Christianity Today