Court Evangelical Jerry Falwell on Trump’s Commencement Address: “I think it will go down in history as one of the greatest commencement speeches ever”

This is what a Court Evangelical sounds like:

Here is more.  Follow the link for another Falwell Jr. interview with Fox News.  I am unable to embed the video, but here is a taste of a piece at The Hill:

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, praised President Trump on Sunday, saying his commencement address was the “best commencement speech Liberty has ever had.” 

“Every seat was filled,” Falwell told Fox News, noting that 50,000 people showed up to see the president speak. 

Falwell, who endorsed Trump during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, said he’s heard positive feedback for the speech.

“The feedback I’ve gotten from the Liberty community is that it was the best commencement speech Liberty has ever had and we’ve had a lot of good, just phenomenal commencement speakers over the last 44 years,” Falwell said.

“And I think it will go down in history as one of the greatest commencement speeches ever.” 

Trump during the address spoke of faith and its impact on America throughout the nation’s history.

“When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth, they prayed. When the founders wrote the Declaration of Independence, they invoked our creator four times. Because in America, we don’t worship government, we worship God,” Trump told the students.

“It is why our currency proudly declares, ‘In God We Trust,'” the president said. “And it is why we proudly proclaim that we are one nation, under God, every time we say the Pledge of Allegiance.”

Falwell praised Trump for various actions he said has helped the Christian community, including nominating a pro-life justice to the Supreme Court and for appointing “people of faith” to Cabinet positions. 

“I really believe he has done more for the Christian community in that that short, in four months time, than any other president in our lifetimes,” Falwell said.

 

5 thoughts on “Court Evangelical Jerry Falwell on Trump’s Commencement Address: “I think it will go down in history as one of the greatest commencement speeches ever”

  1. Too bad Jerry Falwell didn’t hear the commencement address at Messiah College. Bryan Stevenson’s address was substantive, challenging, beautifully delivered, and the kind of send-off graduates of a Christian college should receive. President Trump’s address, on the other hand, was none of those things.The president did, however, pump up Jerry Falwell’s ego and provided Liberty University with a lot of free publicity. Talk about a mutual admiration society!

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  2. Falwell praised Trump for dropping the largest non-nuclear bombs in the US arsenal in Afghanistan, saying that he was defending Christians and rejoicing in the deaths of members of ISIS. Such comments should pain any of us who take Jesus’ call to pray for those who persecute us, not dance in their blood, seriously.

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