Give Me Liberty Or Give Me A Refund
Michael Cohen continued his slow leak of Trump dirt this week by revealing how he bought the evangelical vote. He paid off someone to prevent the release of Jerry Falwell, Jr. sex pics. In return, Falwell accepted Donald J. Trump as his Lord and Savior.
In 2017, Falwell chose Jesus Trump to give the commencement speech at Liberty University’s graduation ceremony. A friend of mine happened to be graduating from Liberty University that year. She was seriously Hulk angry over the presence of Trump. Of course, if she wasn't angry, she wouldn't be a friend of mine.
Because I'm such a good friend, I took it upon myself to write a letter to Jerry Falwell, Jr. Of course, there is no public email address available for Falwell. So I sent it to every email address I could find on Liberty's website.
An Open Letter To Liberty University
Dear Jerry Falwell, Jr. or Whoever,
A colleague and dear friend of mine will be graduating from Liberty University this Saturday. She has worked extremely hard to earn her degree. She put herself into debt attending your university while also working a full time job where she is overworked and underpaid. My friend has not let the crushing pain of student debt prevent her from helping others. She founded a community outreach and charity program. She led a campaign to collect school supplies for underprivileged children because she cares deeply for education.
My friend is a glowing example of what your website calls a “Champion For Christ.” When I witness all she has accomplished at such a young age, I can't help but think, “Go Jesus!”
Sadly, my friend is in a bit of a moral dilemma and you are in the unique position by which you may be able to help. She and many of her classmates want to attend the commencement ceremonies at your university. They have worked long and hard for this day and deserve to enjoy the moment peacefully with their family and friends and Jesus.
Unfortunately, you have chosen to take a big dump on their special moment by inviting President Donald J. Trump to give the commencement speech. My friend and her classmates find this troubling as President Trump may literally be the Antichrist. And I do mean literally in its intended definition. I'm not using the word literally when I mean figuratively like so many do. I “know words” just like the president.
Mr. Falwell, or Underpaid Office Administrator who would rather be trolling Facebook than reading my letter, you're sending mixed messages to your students. Donald Trump doesn't meet the tenets of your own Mission Statement. And I guess I have to break it down for you because you're either willfully ignorant or just a delinquent fraud.
Liberty University will:
1. Emphasize excellence in teaching and learning.
“I love the poorly educated.” Donald Trump - 2/24/16
2. Foster university-level competencies in communication, critical thinking, information literacy, and mathematics in all undergraduate programs.
“Nobody knew healthcare could be so complicated.” Donald Trump - 2/28/17
3. Ensure competency in scholarship, research, and professional communication in all graduate programs and undergraduate programs where appropriate.
“Tweeting happens to be a modern-day form of communication. I mean, you can like it or not like it. I have, between Facebook and Twitter, I have almost 25 million people. It’s a very effective way of communication. So you can put it down, but it is a very effective form of communication. I’m not unproud of it, to be honest with you.” - Donald Trump – 10/9/16
4. Promote the synthesis of academic knowledge and Christian worldview in order that there might be a maturing of spiritual, intellectual, social and physical value-driven behavior.
"Two Corinthians 3:17, that's the whole ballgame. ... Is that the one you like? We don't know what the hell we're doing. Microsoft will make their damn computers in the U.S. and not China.” Donald Trump – 2/18/16 – Liberty University
5. Enable students to engage in a major field of study in career-focused disciplines built on a solid foundation in the liberal arts.
“Are there any other stupid letters that were sent to you folks? That's one of the reasons I want to have this call, because you guys are getting sometimes stupid information from people that aren't so smart.” - Donald Trump – 6/6/16 – Trump University
*(Trump University is not an actual place).
6. Promote an understanding of the Western tradition and the diverse elements of American cultural history, especially the importance of the individual in maintaining democratic and free market processes.
“I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart, and he was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War. He said, “There’s no reason for this.” People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War, you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question. But why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?” - Donald Trump – 5/1/17
7. Contribute to a knowledge and understanding of other cultures and of international events.
"From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first." Donald Trump – 1/20/17
8. Encourage a commitment to the Christian life, one of personal integrity, sensitivity to the needs of others, social responsibility and active communication of the Christian faith, and, as it is lived out, a life that leads people to Jesus Christ as the Lord of the universe and their own personal Savior.
“I moved on her, actually. You know, she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married. I moved on her like a b*. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony t**s and everything. She’s totally changed her look. Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the p***y. You can do anything.” - Donald Trump – 2005 – Access Hollywood
Mr. Falwell, or Unpaid College Intern who would rather be trolling Facebook than reading my letter, your university claims to be “Training Champions for Christ,” but your involvement with Trump leaves me questioning your sincerity. My friend and her classmates have to choose between listening to a man they find morally reprehensible or missing out on a day that should be about celebrating their achievements. Achievements that weren't free. They paid and sacrificed to arrive at this day and you are a total scumbag for allowing the man who is screwing up their futures to also screw up one of very the few good days they have ahead of them.
Mr. Falwell or Spam Folder, your abhorrent decision to allow Donald Trump to give the commencement speech has caused a lot of mental anguish and torment for your graduates, their families, their friends, and Jesus. In fact, I've been so worried for my friend that I spoke to Jesus about it.
And Jesus said low unto me: “Trump is no Champion for Christ. He who allows The Donald into his University should rescind the invitation or provide unto his graduates a full refund of all tuition payments, book costs, and travels fees incurred.”
Thank for your time and God bless America.
Liberty University has not replied. Rude.