Now, Rob Schenck is doubling down on his wrong-headed crusade. In doing so, as explained in this post, he has undertaken a hypocritical demand that he posits, instead, as Christian one. He is demanding that Jerry Falwell Jr., the President of Liberty University, repent for remarks he made last week at the university’s convocation.
"It just blows my mind when I see that the president of the United States [says] that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control," Falwell said, according to the newspaper. "… I've always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in…"
Falwell, whose father Jerry Falwell Sr. was an evangelical Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and conservative political commentator, urged students to take free classes offered by the university's Police Department to obtain a concealed weapon permit, the newspaper reported.
"Let's teach them a lesson if they ever show up here," he said.
"Convocation is NorthAmerica's largest weekly gathering of Christian students, and each year itplays host to more than 80 guest speakers of national significance from everysphere of society. It is held within the Vines Center at Liberty Universityduring each semester at 10:30 AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday unlessotherwise noted."
You can find that release here:
The remarks on Friday by President Jerry Falwell, Jr., of Liberty University, regarding the terrorist attackers in San Bernardino, California, were morally reprehensible.
It's understandable that emotions run high after horrendous acts of violence against innocent people, and Dr. Falwell can be excused for that, but to make the contemptuous remarks he did from his seat as president of the largest Evangelical Christian university in the world, and in front of more than 10,000 of his charges, not to mention on an international video feed, is inexcusable.
When we say and do the wrong things, we must repent of our failure, admit to our wrong, beg the pardon and forgiveness of God and those we have offended, and set things right as best we can. I respectfully suggest Dr. Falwell follow that course.
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he willnot hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.