Liberty University

Liberty Disputes Reports About Falwell Severance Payment

Statement: “By his pre-existing contract, Mr. Falwell is entitled to two years’ base salary as severance.... Additional compensation that Mr. Falwell receives under his agreement following his resignation are only accrued retirement benefits. These accrued retirement payments reflect reasonable terms after 30 years of service to Liberty, with 13 as university president.” - C.Leaders

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Hopeful for a new day at LU

"Because of that hope, this morning I made my first donation to Liberty as an alumnus. I designated my gift for the School of Divinity. It was a small donation. It’s not even a drop in the bucket for a school with the resource of LU. But I love Liberty University. I will be praying for the trustees as they begin the process of identifying the next President of Liberty University." - SBC Voices

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Falwell mocks Virginia's mask law and governor via racially insensitive tweet

"Falwell has jabbed repeatedly at Northam while downplaying the public health risks of the coronavirus. Last week, Northam issued an order that masks be worn inside .... where people congregate. The next day, Falwell tweeted that he was 'adamantly opposed' to the mask mandate 'until I decided to design my own.' With it, he posted a picture of a mask bearing a racist photo that appeared on Northam’s medical yearbook page" - RNS

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Falwell ‘didn’t keep his word’ Over Liberty Closure, Lynchburg Officials Say

"On March 23, Falwell announced that the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus would reopen residence halls after spring break. 'Our thinking was, "Let’s get [students] back as soon as we can—the ones who want to come back,"'.... He added that Lynchburg’s mayor and city manager 'thanked us for making that decision.' Those officials, however, claim they were misled." - Church Leaders

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