In what appears to be a politically-motivated move, University president Jerry Falwell Jr. explains:
“we are unable to lend support to a club whose parent organization stands against the moral principles held by” the university.
Because the “moral principles” of the Republican Party--torture and unjust war, for example--are so much better. Apparently so, as the school’s Republican club has operated for years.
The school’s vice president of student affairs has basically stated that you can’t be a Christian and a Democrat but adds:
“We are in no way attempting to stifle free speech.”
Right. You can’t really call yourself “Liberty” when you’re denying one political viewpoint from the campus. But I guess the school thinks they just need one right wing to fly.
Speaking of which, I saw this hilarious item at the school’s Wikipedia entry:
The acceptance rate for students entering in 2008 was 94.3%, making Liberty one of the least selective schools in the United States.
Both facts are based on U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 college and university rankings. I guess beggers can’t be choosers, and Liberty isn’t.
But back to the campus Democrats. Jerry Falwell Jr., school president, said:
“They are good, Christian kids who sit with me at ball games. I just hope they find a pro-life family organization to affiliate with so they can be endorsed by Liberty again.“
What. an. asshat.