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Sen. Ted Cruz tells Liberty University students religious liberty is under assault

Sen. Ted Cruz tells Liberty University students religious liberty is under assault

April 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Ted Cruz, speaking to students at Liberty University, charged that President Obama's health care law forces religious believers to violate their faith.
Frances Burns

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
By United Press International

Liberty University security officer fatally shoots student

LYNCHBURG, Va., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Liberty University (Va.) student attacked a school security officer with a hammer Tuesday before the guard fatally shot him, a search warrant indicated.
Shooting at Liberty University leaves student dead

Shooting at Liberty University leaves student dead

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A student at Liberty University in Virginia was shot and killed by campus police Tuesday after he became involved in a physical altercation in an off-campus women's dorm.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
By United Press International
Liberty University now biggest in U.S.

Liberty University now biggest in U.S.

LIBERTY, Va., March 5 (UPI) -- Liberty University in Virginia, founded in 1971 by Jerry Falwell as Lynchburg Baptist College, has become the largest private university in the country.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 10, 2012.
By United Press International
Justices will decide the fate of gay marriage

Justices will decide the fate of gay marriage

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The president proposes, but the Supreme Court disposes: The apparent consensus in the legal writing community is that the issue of gay marriage will be fought out eventually on the battleground of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the justices will have the final say.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

Romney to speak at Liberty U. commencement

LYNCHBURG, Va., April 19 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is to deliver the commencement address at Liberty University, the Christian school in Lynchburg, Va., said Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

Judge upholds Obama healthcare plan

LYNCHBURG, Va., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The mandate to buy health insurance included in federal healthcare reform legislation is constitutional, a federal judge in Virginia ruled Tuesday.

Ex-Liberty U. official spared jail

LYNCHBURG, Va., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A former administrator at Liberty University has been spared jail for breaking into a house in Lynchburg, Va.

Liberty U. shuts down Democratic Club

LYNCHBURG, Va., May 22 (UPI) -- Liberty University, the Virginia school founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell, has banned the Democratic Club from meeting on campus or using its name.
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Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an evangelical fundamentalist Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative commentator from the United States. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy (now Liberty Christian Academy) in 1967, Liberty University in 1971, and cofounded the Moral Majority in 1979.

Falwell was one of twin brothers born in Lynchburg, Virginia, the son of Helen and Carey Hezekiah Falwell. His father was an entrepreneur and onetime bootlegger who was agnostic. His grandfather was a staunch atheist.Falwell married the former Macel Pate on April 12, 1958. The couple had two sons and a daughter (Jerry Falwell, Jr., a lawyer; Jonathan Falwell, a pastor; Jeannie, a surgeon).

He graduated from Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Va. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1956. This Bible college was unaccredited until 2001. Falwell was eventually awarded three honorary doctoral degrees, and he sometimes used the title "doctor". The honorary doctorates were Doctor of Divinity from Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary,Doctor of Letters from California Graduate School of Theology, and Doctor of Laws from Central University in Seoul, South Korea.

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