NOTE: In case you missed it, The US Intelligent Heads are on record as saying Trump likes his briefings to be on one page with "killer graphics" and "big pictures." The name "Trump" is also repeated several times to keep his attention.
This school made national headlines for their very clear discrimination policy. Why $665,000 of our money (federal funding) bankrolling this? See link for Lighthouse Christian Academy Admissions HERE.
Letter to school. So many conflicts and contradictions within your school. I am a ministerial candidate and have focused on LGBT's and the church. FYI... bigotry like yours helps fuels the suicide rate among gay teens (8.5 times higher).
1) You are completely wrong on how the Bible defines marriage. You are not even close. See bottom. For instance, a virgin who is raped must marry her rapist. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29). So if a creepy man shows up and rapes a female student. Do you...
Follow the Bible and force a marriage? Follow the Law and press rape charges? Or do you do both? SEE VERY BOTTOM FOR BIBLICAL MARRIAGES.
2) Jesus would never treat a marginalized group the way you do.
3) Don't claim to have an anti-discrimination policy when you don't. You have a "discrimination policy."
4) Which homes do you decide to invade?
5) How can you hold children responsible for adult activity in their homes?
6) Why are you hyper-focused on sexual sin to the exclusion of others (greed, gluttony, pride etc..)?
7) Giving you federal funds for discrimination allows nonsense religions to receive the same. Should Satanists receive funding as well for chopping the heads off of chickens? Here is the irony... the Satanists would be acting more humanely. Chickens lose their heads every day. Have you eaten at a Chick-Filet?
8) The traditional form of marriage, and the most common, is clearly polygamy. 40 cases. Re-read your Bible.
9) You claim to imitate Christ, really? Is your Christ a bigot?
10) Your school is based on an amalgamation of scriptures that matches your agenda. It is called cherry picking. This is "phony holy" nonsense. 11) Did you know the Bible is silent on gay orientation? It had to be. Being gay was not a "thing" until 1892. All homosexual sex is about straight people acting "unnaturally!" Bet you didn't know that! 12) Required Reading for Lighthouse. Go HERE
I would appreciate a response. Thank You Mark Robbins
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OPEN LETTER TO ANTI-BIBLICAL & "EMPIRE BUILDING" LIBERTY U: This letter (and some cartoons) has been sent to nearly all religious faculty members at Liberty U from me, a former (straight) Ministerial Graduate student. I have sent multiple E mails to Liberty U faculty but not surprisingly I have received no replies because of the tightly controlled environment at LIBERTY U. FALWELL Jr. I presume has issued a gag order. But unlike faculty and students who are live in fear (students are fined if they fail to attend a political candidate's rally), I have literary license to state the truth.
I write this letter from a unique place without fear of being fired or given a being given an "F." I left LIBERTY U as a Graduate Ministry student when I realized that Liberty was giving and endorsing free legal aid to an inciter / accessory to murders of gays ("KILL THE HOMOS" BILL) in Uganda (see below). No true and authentic "Christian" School could be a party to these atrocities. Liberty U has one mission: TO AGGRANDIZE THEMSELVES. LIBERTY U is as "CHRISTIAN" as TV Prosperity Minister Creflo Dollar "naming and claiming" and begging for a 65 million dollar jet from his parishioners.
EVERY DOLLAR GIVEN TO "SECULAR" LIBERTY U IS ONE DOLLAR LESS FOE AN AUTHENTIC CHURCH DOING GOOD WORKS. THINK ABOUT IT.
TRUMP The... THE LIBERTY U ORATING / “ANGRY
CONTRACTOR EXPLOITING / FAKE MEDIA POINTING
SEXUAL ASSAULTING / TAX RETURN
P*SSY GRABBING / MONO-SYLLABIC
COMEY FIRING / DAUGHTER HIRING
TRUMP U CONNING / FOX NEWS
FAR RIGHT GUSHING / SON-IN-LAW
BIBLE IMPOSTERING / DICTATOR FOSTERING
JUSTICE OBSTRUCTING / SECRET
BORDER WALL FORSAKING / EMOLUMENT CLAUSE BREAKING
PUTIN PETTING / DEMENTIA ONSETTING
PARANOID BELIEF - IN - CHIEF
In a previous post (the one prior to this one) I present more detailed research and address Bible verses taken in context which contradicts what conservative Christians espouse. If you are interested in a more detailed look at the Bible and being gay please see the link HERE.
To give you a grasp of the enormity of Liberty U's transgressions (omissions/commissions) I present the following comparisons:
- Penn St Coach Jerry Sandusky is in jail for harming young boys. Legendary coach Joe Paterno and the President of Penn State were fired for"knowing and saying nothing."
Sandusky and Paterno
- Pedophile priests in Boston were ultimately defrocked and/or jailed. Cardinal Bernard Law was forced to resign for concealing these priests and by moving them around and for"knowing and saying nothing."
Cardinal Bernard Law
- Pastor and Anti Gay Terrorist Scott Lively was charged with international "Crimes against humanity" for inspiring and inciting themurdersof innocent gay men in Uganda.Matt Staver (Dean of Liberty Law School 2006-2014/ Liberty Counsel)knew this and did everything he could to help the gay terrorist (Lively). He has offered Scott Lively free legal help for Lively's part in instigating murders of innocent men.
Uganda Newspaper... part of "Kill the Homos" bill that Matt Staver (Liberty U) supports.
CAN IT GET ANY MORE DEPLORABLe? NO ONE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY HAS EVER SAID "STOP?" WHERE IS THE HUMANITY? THE CHRISTIANITY? WHERE IS GOD IN ALL THIS?
On his web site, homicide instigator Scott lively begs for cash while acknowledging that Liberty Counsel has been providing his legal defense.
Consistent with the "Liberty line," Liberty University's reaction to Staver's aid to the instigator of murders is one of tacit approval. In the public sphere, Liberty has offered up only thunderous silence for the behavior of all involved. Far from being pious, holy, and decent, I challenge you to find another University that has acted in a more contemptible and depraved manner than Liberty U.
The mentally unfettered Lively claims homosexuals were the guiding force behind the Nazis.
Matt Staver, Dean of Liberty Law School 2004-2016 (while "Kill the Homos Bill was passed in Uganda) Founder of Liberty Counsel which has been named as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center Gives free legal aid to the Uganda engineer of murder, Scott Lively From Wikipedia: Liberty Counsel agreed with the military policy banning homosexual activity within the armed forces. Liberty Counsel defends employment discrimination against gay workers and opposes the addition of sexual orientation, gender identity, or similar provisions to hate crimes legislation. Liberty Counsel also opposes same-sex marriage, civil unions, and adoption by gay people.Liberty Counsel has been listed as an anti-gay group and, in October 2015, as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Anita Staver, wife of Matt Staver. President of Liberty Counsel (designated hate group)
Heading says "Liberty Lawyer" Anita Staver's "pretend fear" of transgendered people; #boycottTarget (bottom) a colossal failure
Matt Barber; Associate Dean of Liberty Law School
Claims to be undefeated heavyweight boxer, but his record is never shown
Shares venomous anti LGBT radio show with Matt Staver
UNBECOMING STATEMENTS COMING FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN OF LAW SCHOOL, MATT BARBER (from GLAAD):
-- "So, America, here's a refresher. Homosexuality 101: The central, defining feature of homosexuality is same-sex sodomy." (My notes: (1) Gay women too? (2) What would you say to straight married couples who engage engage in anal sex in the privacy of their bed room?)
-- "Yuck." (My Note: "Yuck" is not a biblical or legal defense.) "Is it any wonder why these gay jihadists want us to focus on the subjective specter of gay rights and ignore the objective reality of gay wrongs?" (My note: Which objective reality?) "This is why they terrorize anyone who fails to conform." (My note: Can you define how you are terrorized?).
-- Has said "gay male relationships constitute 'one man violently cramming his penis' into another man's lower intestine and calling it love." (My note:Would this not also describe straight married couples having anal sex?).
-- On same-sex marriage; "Fake gay marriage is consummated through squalid and feculent abuse of the reproductive and digestive systems." (My note: Gay women too?)
-- Claims LGBT activists want Christians either 1) dead 2) imprisoned, or if they can have neither of these, 3) marginalized to the point where they can't even support their families." (My note: Where is the evidence that "LGBT activists" have claimed this?)
-- Compares gay activists to a swarm of locusts with a pagan mentality and claims the equality movement attacks 'anything noble.'" (My note: Is the assumption here that you consider you and your comments to be "noble").
-- Warns that God is going to destroy gay-accepting America. (My note: The "Gay accepting Americans" are waiting with bated breath for this predicted destruction to occur).
-- Says "gay people purchase kids and treat them like having little pets or something,"
-- Says tolerance is a "cancer that brings down to societies." (My note: Are you suggesting that tolerance for you too would bring down society?)
One can easily see that Liberty leadership is a power seeking and a politically hungry assembly... despite the New Testament exhortations to remain neutral on these matters. I would be well within bounds to state that Liberty University is far more secular than it is Christian. They use "Christian dressing" to gain people's trust. Trite phrases like "I will pray for you" and "May God bless you" become meaningless in relation to what they stand for and what they overlook.
Do you remember this virulent homophobe during the Presidential election? Liberty's response to Swanson's "Kill the gays" message? Silence... of course
Sadly... three 3 GOP candidates took the stage just after Swanson's message of murder and hate.
Even a beginner Bible student knows the perils and the sin of worshiping idols. Yet Liberty U's idolatry of our degenerate President is beyond the pale. Liberty has played its hand. In return for press, cash, and assignments doled out by Trump, Liberty U President Jerry Falwell Jr's "man crush" on Trump presents Falwell as a giddy child on Christmas morning. The leadership has sold their souls for Trump and have provided the President with a pedestal previously reserved for the Messiah. He is called a "beginner Christian" (really?) by some and will be giving the commencement address this year at Liberty U.
As they do with their own Matt Staver (and radio hate spewer Matt Barber), Liberty somehow sees past our president's habitual lying, immorality, and contemptuous behavior. Where is Christ in this? The New Testament does not teach lessons of wild riches, con jobs, tax evasion, pay to play, photo ops, name dropping, prestige, misogyny, disdain for the marginalized, and Bacchanalian revelry in the form of victory parties thrown by the Emperor (in the Rose Garden) in celebration of the poor and the sick getting stiffed.
Old white men with Trump after Health care bill passed in US House of Representatives. The lack of diversity is astonishing.
2017 Religious Freedom Bill Pictured...
Thrice married and cosmetically enhanced Preacher Paula White
Thrice married and cosmetically enhanced President Donald Trump
Who did Jesus protect? Where did His heart lay? With the marginalized. Does Liberty U see this? Where is the leadership to this most vulnerable group? I reviewed the faculty publications. SeeHERE.Not one book or paper addresses the LGBT issue that is splitting the church in half. In fact, Dr Habermas, your book on suffering does not contain a single reference to the pain that LGBT's experience. Willful indifference. A more apt title would read: "A book on Suffering... but just for straight people." Habermas, like all of Liberty faculty, has benefited from the insulation that Liberty U provides. If you don't cross Falwell and the anti LGBTQ agenda, then a life time job awaits you, But therein lies the danger. Silence is not always golden. Liberty's ignores LGBT's and the pain they face cross campus. It is obvious that they are under a gag order. This is despicable. cross campus
Gary Habermas like all Liberty authors... cherry picks "sanitized" Christian topics to be covered.. Nary a word is ever spoken about LGBT pain and anguish.
Statistics of LGBT suicide are listed below. The suicide of Tyler Clementi helped form the Tyler Clementi Project. Would Liberty even know what this is? I will tell you. It was started by a mother whose gay son jumped off a bridge in the New York area when he was "outed" by his freshman roommate in college. I met this mother. Do you know she was forced to find a new church because her conservative Christian church could not adequately support her?
- Gay teens are 8.4 times more likely to commit suicide
- 92 % of transgenders reported as having attempted suicide before the age of 25.
People are friendly at Liberty U. Probably friendlier than most colleges. Being "nice" is not their problem. I took a class from Dr. Benjamin Forrest pictured below. He treated me wonderfully. But no amount of kind treatment washes out the collective and sinister gridlock pertaining to the atrocities carried out by the venomous homophobic attitudes of Matt Staver, Anita Staver, Matt Barber, and all those who sit in silence. One would think that, in keeping with Christ's message of love, that Liberty's foremost obligation would be to see that the hate and loathing cease immediately. Yet a blind eye is perpetually turned. Liberty U conveniently filters out their home grown bigotry.
Dr. Benjamin Forest
Being a "nice guy" does not abdicate one of responsibility
Far from protecting the most vulnerable among us... Liberty U, flush with more cash than many small nations, considers itself the victim! Liberty clamors for religious freedom which we know is "code" for rebuking and humiliating LGBT's from the pulpit and elsewhere. Liberty's own antagonists, Matt Staver and Matt Barber (Liberty Counsel), are as heinous and cruel in their words as any hate group in America. Matt Barber reflexively and viciously slanders gays with apocryphal accusations.
Liberty's Matt Staver provides free legal help to the gay terrorist (American Scott Lively) behind the Ugandan "Kill the Homos" bill.
As previously stated, silence is compliance. Silence is consent. The faculty and leadership of Liberty trade their comfort, salaries, and the hide-a-way safety of Lynchburg, Va for the inconvenience of challenging the most hateful among their own... let alone those outside their cocoon. Liberty is rich, connected, and comfortable. Comfortably numb.
Liberty U is numb to the reality of scripture. Traditional marriage in the Bible does not embrace the "50's" picture depicted two pictures below. The Bible describes marriage in astonishingly complex ways and even introduces incest in Genesis.
Liberty's Matt Staver with thrice married Kentucky clerk Kim Edwards
In the Bible, there are forty instances of polygamy alone. Christian churches across the globe are quickly realizing that being gay or transgendered is not a sin. The Bible NEVER speaks about monogamous same sex attraction (being gay) as it wasn't recognized until 1892. No one has the right to put LGBT's in life time "penalty boxes" based on lazy, mindless, and literal peelings of scripture directly from the pages of the Bible. The most useful book I have read concerning the affirmation of LGBT's in the church is titled "Walking the Bridgeless Canyon" by Kathy Baldock It contains a scholarly interpretation of the "homosexual" verses in the Bible. Kathy, who is not gay, has courageously taken on the LGBT haters of the world. This LINK to her web site depicts ten lies spread by conservative Christians. Churches world wide are rapidly coming to their senses and are growing at a meteoric pace. See the list Here.
The Bible's actual descriptions of marriage. Like me, you were probably never taught that marriage is consummated between a rapist and his victim (second from top, on the right).
I took the photo below a few years ago at a conference (The LGBTQ affirming Reformation Project) in Washington DC. Located a half block away was the highly hate filled and destructive Family Research Council. Gaining access to them was more difficult than entering Fort Knox.
Honestly, it is hate and bigotry that keeps these organizations afloat. Otherwise they serve no purpose. It is hate that pays the salaries of Tony Perkins and many other haters. LGBT hate is an industry in and of itself. Liberty U is branded by their hate. it. It has been astronomically profitable for them.
The Ugandan bishop (below) fled Uganda to avoid being murdered as a gay man. Given Liberty Law / Liberty Counsel's role in the the atrocity (defending gay terrorist Scott Lively and the "kill the Homos Bill")... how would Liberty U defend itself? Honestly, what would Jesus do? Or perhaps a more pertinent question is... "What would Jesus tell you to do?"
I posted a link which some consider inflammatory. I consider it to be accurate. The post is entitled: "LIBERTY U... The KKK for LGBT"s... CHRISTIANS POISED TO BE SPLIT" Click link HERE. This post and the links within it are illuminating in many ways.
FYI... I began a program at Liberty in Ministerial studies. Two A's and a B. Then I read about Liberty Counsel and the Ugandan "Kill the Homos" bill and I withdrew from Liberty U. I had the opportunity to meet two of the refugees in Washington DC. While at Liberty I had to listen to the infantile "God did not create Adam and Steve" comments... as though God never, ever allowed for common variations in nature, right?
The "thin blue line" is a metaphor used for the concealment of corrupt behavior within the police force. To say that Liberty U. has a "thin white line" would be too generous as white is associated with holiness. The truth is Liberty operates behind what I call a "thin black line."
Liberty University is painted in shame. The fruit they bear will some day be owned by them. I hope that judgment day is as real as advertised in every possible way. "Oh Good and faithful servant, how have you served thee?" Liberty U, answer this please. You will some day. And It won't be pretty.
- Mark M Robbins
PS A thoroughly exhaustive list of ANTI-LGBT HATE MONGERS is listedHERE(thanks to "Right Wing Watch"). PPS I have distilled much of what I have learned from Christian gay affirming conferences on my web site (LGBTWOW.com). This LINK will take you there. This particular link on my site, authored by Susan Cottrel, addresses the fascinating answers to 40 questions asked by evangelicals. Susan Cottrel and Robert Cottrel are leaders in LGBT affirmation and were recently featured on ABC's 20/20. Look them up on Facebook in addition to Susan Berland and Kathy Baldock. I realize that I am almost certain to leave out some courageous pro LGBT religious folks, but nevertheless I have provided a list of many LGBT affirming folks who deserve recognition. Most can be found by googling their names or by finding them on Facebook.