“Liberty” “University” continues the tyranny

23 May

I must say, this does not surprise me in the least. “Liberty” “University” has banned democrats from their campus, sighting “moral” reasons. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that all the parts about Jesus teaching love and tolerance in the bible were the parts he didn’t want taken literally…..

Rachel Maddow interviewed the president of the now shut down Liberty University Democrats club:

It really must be some kind of dark joke naming the place “Liberty”. You can have all the liberty you want as long as you agree with our narrow minded bigoted positions.

What I find really interesting is that the school recieved a lot of complaints from the parents of some of the students attending about the mere existence of a democrats club. The parents want to send their adult children to an institution that treats them like they are seven, and they want the students to be shielded from people who have different views. How is this supposed to educate them? How are they supposed to interact in the real worl where not everyone is a religious bigot who thinks the world is 6,000 years old? By shutting down this club the school is saying “you can’t be a christian and a democrat at the same time”.  Really?

1. Jesus owned nothing. 2. Jesus argued for the dissolution of the family and the establishment of communes. 3. Jesus loved all people regardless of ethnicity or class. 4. Jesus revolted against the imperial government, established religion and finance capitalism (usury). 5. Jesus taught that we should act as one body, one blood. 6. Jesus taught that his kingdom (ie nation state) is in the heart and not below the feet. 7. Jesus taught that we should fight for Justice and ‘turn the other cheek’ to petty morality. 8. Jesus was a laborer and a teacher. 9. Jesus practiced healing and forgiveness. 10. Jesus taught that you can’t be an imperialist and a disciple at the same time.

2 Responses to ““Liberty” “University” continues the tyranny”

  1. James O. May 24, 2009 at 11:59 pm #

    Hey, I just wanted to say thank you for writing about this incident and its implications. I really wish that Mr. Diaz had given voice to some of the points that you have made. Conservative Christians of this ilk really deserve a good lambasting, and perhaps an island of their own where they can all be exactly alike in relative peace and harmony without any democrats or liberals raining on their anachronistic jesus parade.

  2. p of v May 25, 2009 at 3:53 am #

    This kid is toast, but Rachel did hit on the tax-exempt status issue. Remember, Falwell had to close the school and reopen it under the name “Liberty” back in the 70’s when Jimmy Carter said private schools that prohibit blacks could no longer have tax-exempt status. That’s why Falwell made it his mission in life to destroy Carter, that’s why he created the freakin’ Moral Majority and became a Reagan lapdog.

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