Saturday, May 23, 2009

Liberty University to College Democrats: Get off my lawn!

The city of Lynchburg, Virginia, home to the first commercial cigarette rolling machine and first mass market over-the-counter enema, is also home to Liberty University, founded by the late Reverend Jerry Falwell in 1971.

Recently Liberty University created a bit of a stir when the ruling powers that be informed the LU College Democrats that they were no longer a recognized campus organization. Said an email from the Vice President of Student Affairs, Mark Hine, "The Democratic Party platform is contrary to the mission of Liberty University and to Christian doctrine (supports abortion, federal funding of abortion, advocates repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, promotes the 'LGBT' agenda, hate crimes, which include sexual orientation and gender identity, socialism, etc.)" He later added, “We are in no way attempting to stifle free speech.”

The university has no trouble with the College Republicans.

One other bit of Lynchburg's past: according to Wikipedia:

    For several decades throughout the mid-20th century, the state of Virginia authorized compulsory sterilization of the mentally retarded for the purpose of eugenics. The operations were carried out at the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, now known as the Central Virginia Training School, located just outside Lynchburg. An estimated 8,300 Virginians were sterilized and relocated to Lynchburg, known as a "dumping ground" of sorts for the feeble-minded..."
I have a theory about where they ended up.

3 comments:

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Brilliant.

Flee said...
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Flee said...

I bet you're right! ROTFLMAO!!

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