Tuesday, August 25, 2020

It’s Not The Sex

I don’t care what someone else does in the privacy of their own home and life to get their rocks off, and if Jerry Falwell, Jr. and his wife need to have a hot 20-year-old pool boy to get to le petit mort, then knock yourself out.  But when you spend your life and scam millions of tax-free dollars from gullible and useful idiots to carry on like white trash in a hurricane to raise a stink about other peoples’ sex lives, then you deserve the karma and the mockery and the public shaming that comes with it.

Jerry Falwell Jr. agreed to resign as president of Liberty University on Monday, according to the university’s general counsel, after a series of sordid scandals rocked the school he has led since 2007.

Falwell, a real estate developer who became a passionate defender of President Trump, took over the Christian university his father helped found to evangelize the world in 2007. His leadership dramatically increased the school’s growth and clout, but critics increasingly worried he had lost sight of the university’s spiritual mission.

Falwell agreed to resign from the school’s presidency and board of directors Monday but then reversed course, according to a statement from David M. Corry, the university’s general counsel, telling his attorneys not to tender the letter for immediate resignation.

The school’s executive committee met Monday and plans to meet again Tuesday morning, followed by a conference call with the full board of trustees.

Opposition to his presidency had been growing but came to a dramatic head after two new reports about a young man Falwell and his wife befriended at a Florida pool, went into business with and who allegedly was sexually connected to the couple. One report painted Falwell as the victim of an obsessive affair, the other as an eager participant manipulating a naive young man. On Monday night, Falwell said that a Reuters report, which described him as having watched his wife having sex with another man, is false.

This sort of shenanigans is nothing new for televangelists and con men — often the same thing — and the number of them who have been caught in a love nest with rent boys and prostitutes is legion. It’s the hypocrisy and the fleecing of the flock that is the scandal, not to mention the fact that they have been able to do all of it while not paying a dime in taxes.