The clergyman, author and activist discusses Christian fundamentalism, Donald Trump and media mogul Pat Robertson.
Unwittingly or not, by tapping into a long list of “isms”—including nationalism, sexism, racism, heterosexism and militarism—the Republican presidential candidate is following in the footsteps of the late, archconservative, televangelist Jerry Falwell.
After the progressive presidential candidate spoke to 12,000 students, faculty and administrators at Liberty University, a stronghold of political and religious conservatism, a man who calls himself an alumnus of the school and an evangelical leader told listeners that the candidate’s policies are an embodiment of Christian values.
His stated policy position is not meaningfully pro-peace, he seeks a more dominant Saudi Arabia in the Mideast and he seems remarkably uncaring to people who don't carry a nice blue U.S. passport.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romey confirmed Saturday that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction when he told an audience at Liberty University that marriage is between a man and a woman. President Obama had voiced his support for marriage equality just a few days earlier.
Given that so many of the religious right's mainstream leaders regularly spurn public assistance programs for allegedly creating government dependency, the fact that the late evangelist Jerry Falwell's Liberty University took $445 million in federal aid last year has been turning quite a few heads in the media. (more)
Anyone who has seen "The People vs. Larry Flynt," or anyone who knows about the famous Supreme Court battle between Flynt (center) and the late Rev. Jerry Falwell (right) over the First Amendment, would probably be shocked to know that the two former enemies became friends after appearing together on "Larry King Live" 10 years ago.