Earlier today on Twitter, a parent of three Liberty University students questioned Falwell’s decision.
Falwell Jr. blocked me on Twitter a long time ago. Here is the rest of the exchange, compliments of Washington Post reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey’s feed:
And then this:
So in 7 weeks, you’ll send the thousands of students, who now have a HIGHER risk of carrying it, back to their grandparents to get it. I’m as right wing as they get, bud. But as a parent of three of your students, I think this is crazy, irresponsible and seems like a money grab.
— Jeff Brittain (@jeffbrittain) March 15, 2020
Brittain has changed his Twitter bio to “Husband, dad to three awesome sons, insurance exec, firearms dealer and now, “dummy.” Just ask @jerryfalwelljr.”
I don’t know of any presidents of secular colleges who would treat a parent in this way. Falwell Jr. is the president of a Christian college.
Again, not all Christian colleges are the same.