In 2015 Jerry Falwell Jr, the president and chancellor of Liberty University (LU), the largest evangelical university in the country endorsed Donald Trump as president of the United States.
It was big news when Falwell kicked Ted Cruz to the curb and anointed the short-fingered vulgarian as his choice for president. The despicable Cruz was a real evangelical in contrast to Trump who’s never claimed to be an evangelical, and isn’t a Republican.
Falwell’s early support helped the amoral buffoon solidify his hold on white evangelicals and propelled him to the nomination, to the shock of the political world.
In 2016 Trump rewarded Falwell for blessing him with his endorsement by giving him a prominent speaking gig at the Republican National Convention.
2016 was the apex of Falwell’s career as the president of an evangelical university, and a respected Christian conservative. Very few people outside of LU’s board of trustees knew that Falwell was more interested in swing parties than prayer meetings.
Falwell became as arrogant as he was immoral, and he thought that like Trump he could get away with anything, and he let his freak flag fly high attending night clubs in Miami and orgies around the country.
How the mighty have fallen, how things have changed. Four years later Falwell was exposed as a hypocrite and he was banished from the 2020 Republican National Convention and he was fired by his evangelical brethren as president of LU.
The regents of LU were OK with Falwell’s kinky behavior and suspect real estate dealings as long as he kept things on the downlow, after all he had made LU an evangelical powerhouse that was the envy of the evangelical world. But when his secret life was exposed LU fired him in disgust, albeit with a ten million retirement gift.
Falwell you misjudged your evangelical colleagues; Trump can get away with shooting someone in broad daylight in the middle of 5th Avenue, but you can’t get away with masturbating in a corner of a room as you watch your wife get screwed by a pool boy. A least, not when your unorthodox sexual lifestyle becomes common knowledge.
Falwell has been disgraced and humbled, and now it’s time to kick Trump to the curb on November 3. White evangelicals and their false messiah have done incalculable harm to out democracy and we must destroy them.