LTRP Note: Liberty University is listed among the colleges in the Lighthouse Trails contemplative colleges list. It is said to be the largest Christian college in the world. As Lighthouse Trails has contended for many years, when a school starts going down the contemplative path, views on morality, politics, and spiritual matters begin to change, eventually drastically. Please refer also to our link below on a LT article titled They Hate Christianity But Love (Another) Jesus – How Conservative Christians Are Being Manipulated and Ridiculed, Especially During Election Years. Also in another link below is to an article connecting Bernie Sanders with New Age guru Marianne Williamson, who writes for Sanders’ website, according to the article.
Liberty University having Sanders speak to the students is reminiscent of Rick Warren having Obama speak at Saddleback and insisting it was not a political move to slant the election. Interestingly, at that time, Obama had promised Rick Warren to help implement his global PEACE Plan. We wonder what’s been promised to Liberty University.
By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
LYNCHBURG, Va. — The president of what is known as the largest evangelical university in the world welcomed admitted socialist Bernie Sanders to address the student body on politics and social issues on Monday, stating that they have the “same goals” of “helping people in need.”
Sanders, who spoke at Liberty University’s weekly convocation—which students are required to attend—began by admitting that he had differences with the university.
“I believe in a woman’s rights, and the right of a woman to control her own body. I believe gay rights and gay marriage,” he stated within seconds of opening of his speech. “Those are my views, and it is no secret. But I came here today because I believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse.”
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. had stated in his introduction that he hoped the university could find “common ground” with Sanders. The Democratic presidential candidate made similar statements during his speech.
“[I]t is harder, but not less important, for us to try and communicate with those who do not agree with us on every issue,” Sanders said. “And it is important to see where if possible, and I do believe it is possible, we can find common ground.” Click here to continue reading.
New Agers Back Socialist Sanders as Messiah by Canadian Free Press (posted for informational purposes)