Jerry Falwell Jr.: Failed Institutionalist

Jerry Falwell Jr. at the Republican National Convention in 2016. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
It was time for Jerry to move on from Liberty University because he is no longer interested in doing the work his job required.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n December 2015, I sat with about 10,000 other students in Liberty University’s Vines Center for one of the thrice weekly Convocations, this one featuring remarks by Jerry Falwell Jr., the school’s president, chancellor, and son of its famous founder. It was already well-known by the student body that for Jerry, as we half-affectionately called him, off script was a dangerous place to be. Mostly that danger took the form of bad jokes and awkward malapropisms. But on that particular day, it was worse. A few days earlier, a gunman had killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. Jerry was

Kyle Griesinger is a graduate of Liberty University and a communications professional based in Washington, D.C.

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