TH Spangler wrote: ↑June 28th, 2020, 1:56 pm
rogers3 wrote: ↑June 28th, 2020, 11:30 am
If you want to see our sports program become national contenders in most areas, someone like Jerry has to be on board. I don't think that his expertise is exceptional in anything else other than that. I've said it before but I will say it again: there are plenty of people giving the resources that Liberty has who would do as well or probably even better in developing a strong educational institution because I would not say that that is where Liberty is right now. So, let's say you get a very solid leader who happens to be a great academic and a person who knows how to build a great support staff... You would likely be upset at the way resources began to be turned more towards academics and true student opportunity versus athletics.
As long as Liberty stays true to Doc's conservative Biblical worldview, (right to life, traditional biblical marriage, religious freedom) ...... liberal democrats, and the LGBT media will write their articles and try to marginalize the University. It doesn’t matter if the Falwell or DeMoss name is at the top. If Jr retires and someone more effective takes his place the hate on the left would grow even stronger.
Honestly, if the school could field a president that isn’t frequently in the headlines for saying/doing something asinine it would go a long way. You stop giving people a reason to criticize and it will mostly go away.
How often do you hear criticisms of Grand Canyon, Baylor (outside of the Athletics scandals), Belmont, Regent, Biola, Calvin College, Asuza Pacific, Mississippi College (not an SEC school), Belhaven, Colorado Christian, Ohio Christian, Pepperdine, Samford, Notre Dame, BYU, Abilene Christian, Lipscomb, Dallas Baptist, Oral Roberts, and Bob Jones U because of something their president said or did? Or how often do you hear criticisms period? Nowhere near as frequently as LU. Jerry and Jerry Jr. have frequently made LU an easy target because they have had a propensity for saying/doing stupid stuff.
Complain all you want about the media going after LU. Sure, sometimes it’s warranted. But it’s time to accept reality that a large part of the problem is self inflicted by stupidity of leadership.