The Week: Jerry Falwell Jr. is inviting some students back to Liberty University amid pandemic, argues he’s ‘protecting’ them
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is no stranger to controversy. So it’s not a total surprise that he’s bucking the trend set by most other universities and inviting students back to campus amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Washington Post’s Marybeth Davis Baggett wrote:
This foolhardy decision tracks Falwell’s conspiratorial thinking about COVID-19 and smacks of defiance.
He has repeatedly made clear that he canceled residential classes for legal, not moral, reasons. In fact, his public comments on the pandemic have manifested bravado, self-congratulation, and callousness in the extreme, as he even this week on the Todd Starnes radio show spewed far-fetched, unsubstantiated, and misleading information about the coronavirus outbreak.