The president helps him recruit. His coach and AD left their prior jobs amid scandal. He’s a cable news staple. But can the bulwark of the religious right build evangelical Notre Dame by marrying theology, politics, and major college football?
Jonathan MerrittWhen journalist asks how much Trump-supporting Jerry Falwell Jr’s faith informs his politics, Falwell responds, “Not at all.” Points awarded for honesty.
The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.
Jonathan MerrittSome Christian worship leaders are praising Trump for fighting to end sex trafficking. I’m shocked that anyone would believe an admitted sex abuser would care about such an issue, but its also false. Here are some facts to share with @karijobe et al
(RNS) — 'They were refugees, they did what the world wanted them to do. They went back home, they tried to rebuild and then we just opened the gates for more terror to come back again into their lives after they were trying to rebuild.'
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. told Hill.TV on Tuesday that he has begun sharing information with the FBI in what he alleged was a criminal conspiracy against him by former board members at the school.
Jonathan Merritt@LibertyU President Jerry Falwell Jr.: “He has begun sharing information with the FBI in what he alleged was a criminal conspiracy against him by former board members at the school.”
More than two dozen current and former Liberty University officials describe a culture of fear and self-dealing at the largest Christian college in the world.
Jonathan MerrittA blistering investigative report reveals a culture of self-dealing and intimidation at pro-Trump @LibertyU, a longtime stronghold of Christian conservatism - @BrandonAmbro @politico should win an award for this
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay in New Zealand. In fact, the two weeks have been too brief. We didn’t have opportunity to visit the South Island with its breathtaking peaks and scenes. We couldn’t even see the entire North Island. But what we...
Jonathan MerrittI’m curious how a scholar can maintain respect in the academy while being a blogger for @TGC, a website that has an article on its site RIGHT NOW on “The Importance of Your Gag Reflex When Discussing Homosexuality” (Looking at you, @ThomasSKidd)