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In the US, Liberty University sues Jerry Falwell, Jr, seeking millions in damages

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Richmond, Virginia, USAP Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year.  The complaint, filed Thursday in Lynchburg Circuit Court, alleges Falwell crafted a “well-resourced exit strategy” from his role as president and chancellor in the […]

Charlie Kirk out at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center

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RNS Liberty University has declined to renew the contract for conservative activist Charlie Kirk at the think tank he founded along with Jerry Falwell, Jr. Kirk has also revealed that he will be pivoting to a new faith-rooted initiative. Kirk’s departure, first reported by The New York Times, came more than a month after the evangelical […]

Jerry Falwell, Jr, drops defamation lawsuit against Liberty University

RNS Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr, has dropped a lawsuit in which he claimed the school he once led defamed him after he resigned this summer in the wake of a sex scandal. According to the News & Advance, Falwell’s lawyers informed the Lynchburg Circuit Court on Wednesday that he will not pursue […]

In the US, Liberty University deletes John Piper convocation videos after Trump criticism

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RNS Liberty University removed videos of evangelical author and speaker John Piper from its website after the well-known pastor wrote a blog post that was seen as critical of President Donald Trump. According to Christianity Today, Piper and Southern Baptist Convention President JD Greear recorded a video conversation with David Nasser, Liberty’s senior vice president for spiritual development, […]

In the US, Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation

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Richmond, VirginiaAP Jerry Falwell, Jr, has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation in a series of public statements that followed his resignation as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals. The lawsuit filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Wednesday includes claims of defamation and […]

Liberty University announces investigation into Falwell’s tenure

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Richmond, Virginia, USAP Liberty University is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell, Jr’s, tenure as president, a wide-ranging inquiry that will include financial, real estate and legal matters, the evangelical school’s board announced Monday.  In a statement, the board said it had retained an outside firm to investigate “all facets” of the school’s operations […]