Not All Liberty University Students are Happy about the “Trump Prophecies” Film

Trump prophecies

You are a film program at a university that aspires to be the “evangelical Notre Dame.”  You want to show that evangelical Christians can make high-quality films on subjects that will reach a wide audience or perhaps serve the common good.  You want your program to be respected in the film industry.

What do you do to advance these aspirations and goals?

You make a film about a guy who prophesied the election of Donald Trump?

Liberty University film students and alumni are speaking out again.  Here is a taste of Tyler O-Neil’s piece at the conservative PJ Media:

“Who wants to go to a school that glorifies such a controversial man?” the anonymous film student asked. “Additionally — politics aside — it’s a terrible story! The whole year they harp on telling a good story, but I have yet to see why this is a good story and one that needs to be told.”

“For the university, by stamping our name on this film, we are telling the world that this is what we believe: radical prophecies about a controversial man make him a Godsend,” the film student concluded.

Indeed, marketing for The Trump Prophecy seems rather explicit in suggesting that not only was the fireman’s “word from God” legitimate, but that Trump’s election was some kind of divine miracle, guaranteed by the prayers of the faithful.

“My view is that The Trump Prophecy film is poorly conceived, poorly timed, and (based on the promotional materials) executed with a total absence of craft,” Doug Stephens IV, a Liberty grad who now attends Harvard Law School, told PJ Media.

Read the entire piece here.  And court evangelical Jerry Falwell Jr. says that his personal support of Donald Trump does not effect the life of his university.

One thought on “Not All Liberty University Students are Happy about the “Trump Prophecies” Film

  1. From the same people who told me with a straight face that Obama was the antichrist. Ugh. But I guess it’s not surprising that people who only see morality in terms of black and white would then project their simplicity onto racial categories as well.

    The problem with so many evangelicals seems to be that they live in a fantasy bubble of raptures and tribulations. They make their beliefs visibly laughable, and then they pat themselves on the back when people laugh at them, believing themselves to be persecuted.

    As to the election of Trump, what did Paul say? “Let us do evil, that good may abound?” Was that it? Because that’s the logic that produced the line of thinking, “Let us vote Trump, that abortion may cease.” And lo: abortion is now illegal (no it’s not) and Trump cancelled the law against politicking from the pulpit (no he didn’t). This kind of backwards, unbiblical, acritical thinking is exactly why I left the evangelical movement after 25+ years. I am only ashamed it took me so long.


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