The Fallwell Dynasty takes yet another swipe at the church’s reputation in the United States this week by choosing not to recognize the College Democrats at Liberty University. The ban on the group would suggest that it is unChristian to be a Democrat. Well tell that to the 38% of the Democratic party that claims Christianity as their faith. Seems that this kind of act simply helps to solidify the idea in the minds of many Americans that to be Christian you have to leave all independent thought at the door.
But as an independent institution, chancellor Jerry Fallwell Jr. has every right to make the decision that he says intends no animosity against these students.
Perhaps a fair and alternative solution could be with an additional ban that is based on a beloved book from my own childhood: “But No Elephants.”