Jerry Falwell Jr’s sexual hijinks have garnered much of the attention in his epic fall from grace. It’s not surprising the press would focus their attention on the infamous Instagram pic of the Liberty University (LU) president on a yacht with his pants unzipped embracing a beautiful young woman whose pants are similarly unzipped. It wasn’t just the tabloids but the mainstream media as well that gave saturation coverage to the scintillating tale of the young pool boy who slept with Falwell’s spouse in a hotel room, while Falwell sat ogling in the corner. A pool boy, a cuckold evangelical leader, and his promiscuous wife, impossible to ignore.
But Falwell’s interesting sexual life may have been the least of his sins. Falwell was rewarded with a $10 million severance package, after years of using LU as a cash cow. He even had the audacity to put his two sons and their wives on the payroll.
Liberty tells all of its students that sex should only be between a man and his wife, and that sobriety should be practiced. A student will be disciplined for a single innocent kiss or having one beer at a party.
According to The Wall Street Journal, administrators say Falwell showed up to campus drunk. The lecherous university president once sent a racy photograph of his wife to administrators, and to his own son, they claimed. I’m not surprised Falwell would send a naked pic of his wife to school administrators, for they were aware of and complicit in his unbiblical behavior. But he must have been drunk as a skunk to send a racy pic of his wife to his son.
A few days after resigning as Liberty University’s president, Falwell was injured after falling down the stairs after drinking, according to a 911 call. Becki admitted to the dispatcher that Falwell had been drinking, and the first responders noted that there were several empty liquor bottles in the vicinity of his fall.
This physical fall perfectly illustrates Falwell’s fall from grace, it was decades of financial irregularities, sexual escapades and drunkenness that culminated with Falwell helpless at the bottom of the stairs bleeding and, crying out for help.