Daniel Whyte III, Who Warned Liberty University Leadership to ‘Forcibly’ Shut Down Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Graduation Party at His Farm, Says Glory Be to God! Jerry Falwell Jr. Cancels Liberty University Graduation Party – “The Party Is Over”

Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons
Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

This is what Daniel Whyte III wrote on Thursday, April 30:

This Is Not Good; Parents Will Start Pulling Their Students From Liberty University if This Is Allowed to Go on: Jerry Falwell Jr. Invites Liberty Students to ‘real’ Graduation Party at His Farm Despite Lawsuit and Scandals; Daniel Whyte III, Who Is a Proud Parent of 7 Liberty University Graduates and Students Says That if the President Jerry Prevo and Chairman of the Board Allen McFarland Do Not Forcibly Do Everything in Their Power to Stop This So-called Graduation Party From Happening, Liberty University Will Be Destroyed by the Very President They Fired Because of the Evil and the Hypocrisy That Jerry Falwell Jr. And His Wife Becki Have Done Before God Which Includes Adultery, the Watching of Adultery, Homosexuality, Swinging, Lusting After Students, Taking Pictures With Students and Assistants in Sexually Suggestive Ways, and on and on


(RNS) — The party is over.

Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has reportedly canceled a graduation party he planned to host Saturday (May 8) on his family farm, which, during a spontaneous appearance at an event last week, he called the “real Liberty graduation.”

The cancelation comes after Falwell reportedly was hospitalized over the weekend for testing related to the blood clots in his lungs he was diagnosed with last year.

“As a result, we regrettably must cancel the picnic this weekend,” he said in a statement his wife Becki Falwell provided Monday to local Lynchburg, Virginia, news station ABC13 News.

Falwell had announced the party onstage at an outdoor comedy show that was attended by Liberty students.

He later told Religion News Service he was joking about the party being the “real” Liberty graduation and called the event “my way of saying thank you” to students at the evangelical Christian school, who, he said, have supported him through the past year.

He did not comment on plans for the party at the time, though his latest statement characterizes it as a picnic.

Falwell resigned last year from Liberty — which was founded by his late father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr. — as he weathered a series of controversies, including a questionable post on social media he claimed was “meant in good fun.” He also faced allegations that he and Becki Falwell had a yearslong sexual relationship with a business associate, which the Falwells have disputed.

He told RNS last week the party was on as long as his health didn’t take a turn, noting he has been receiving treatment for blood clots in his lungs, something he has said his mother also battled.

But, his statement to ABC13 News reads, “Unfortunately, this weekend I encountered another bout of symptoms resulting from the respiratory emboli that were first diagnosed last year. For the fourth time this year I was admitted to the hospital for a series of tests to address my labored breathing and other effects of the emboli.”

Falwell said in the statement that canceling the party was “a major disappointment to us since we wanted to celebrate the success of the graduating students and show them our appreciation.

“To them, our entire family extends our sincere congratulations and fond farewell,” he added.

Source: Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service

This Is Not Good; Parents Will Start Pulling Their Students From Liberty University if This Is Allowed to Go on: Jerry Falwell Jr. Invites Liberty Students to ‘real’ Graduation Party at His Farm Despite Lawsuit and Scandals; Daniel Whyte III, Who Is a Proud Parent of 7 Liberty University Graduates and Students Says That if the President Jerry Prevo and Chairman of the Board Allen McFarland Do Not Forcibly Do Everything in Their Power to Stop This So-called Graduation Party From Happening, Liberty University Will Be Destroyed by the Very President They Fired Because of the Evil and the Hypocrisy That Jerry Falwell Jr. And His Wife Becki Have Done Before God Which Includes Adultery, the Watching of Adultery, Homosexuality, Swinging, Lusting After Students, Taking Pictures With Students and Assistants in Sexually Suggestive Ways, and on and on

(RNS) — Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who left the school last year in the wake of multiple scandals, made an appearance at a gathering that included students over the weekend where he invited attendees to the “real Liberty graduation” at his own house next month.

Religion News Service has obtained footage of the moment that matches a shorter video circulating on Twitter claiming to show Falwell’s invitation.

In the videos, Falwell, who resigned in 2020 as president and chancellor of the evangelical school, can be seen standing on an outdoor stage beneath handmade signs that include a cross, as a crowd attending what several people have identified as a comedy show look on. Holding a microphone, Falwell invites seniors to an event at “our farm” on May 8, saying, “We’re going to have the real Liberty graduation.”

“If you’re not a senior but you’re dating one, you can come, too,” he added, according to the video obtained by RNS.

In the longer video, Falwell said he and his wife, Becki Falwell, were out to dinner when they heard from their daughter, a junior at Liberty, that she was at the show. He had only come to extend the invitation, he said.

He noted his daughter was “probably so pissed at me right now” and encouraged students to spread the word “as fast as you can” about the event on social media.

“We gotta move quickly,” he said.

Reached by RNS on Friday (April 30), Falwell said he was joking about the party being the “real” Liberty graduation. The planned event at his 500-acre farm, where his family has lived for 33 years, is “my way of saying thank you” to the students, who he said have supported him through the past year of controversy.

“I just want to thank the students because they’ve shown me so much love through all this ordeal. Everywhere I go, they’re so forgiving. They’re so loving. And I want to reciprocate by having them out to my farm,” he said.

He said the party is on as long as his health doesn’t take a turn, noting he has been receiving treatment for blood clots, something his mother also battled. He did not comment on plans for the party.

Asked about those who have questioned whether it is appropriate for the former president of the university to host such a party, Falwell said, “I live right here, and I’ve got a big farm, and I got a bunch of students that I love and that love me, and I’m going to do it.

“I don’t care whether anybody likes it or not,” he said, laughing.

The reaction from the student body is not immediately clear. In one video, an onlooker can be heard whispering excitedly as Falwell makes the announcement, saying, “Let’s go.”

But Save71, an alumni group that has been critical of the former university president, expressed concerns about Falwell’s behavior, given past scandals involving him and his wife.

“Leaders of a university are obligated to do their best to protect students, but Liberty’s leaders have not investigated or even acknowledged allegations of sexually predatory behavior by the Falwells,” said Dustin Wahl, cofounder of Save71.

“Now Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking advantage of their inaction.”

Liberty University officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Falwell has appeared at some recent events on Liberty’s campus, although he has since tweeted that he and Becki Falwell have been banned from campus.

He also has reappeared on social media recently after a hiatus.

Falwell had been silent while receiving medical treatment for his blood clots, he told RNS, which has included blood thinners and a trip to a New York University hospital at the advice of a doctor he said was introduced to him by conservative talk show host Sean Hannity.

But, he said, “I’m slowly getting better, and I’m ready to fight again.”

Falwell caused controversy last August by briefly posting a photo on Instagram of himself with his arm around a woman who is not his wife, their pants unzipped and midriffs bared. Though Falwell said the photo was meant “in good fun” and was taken at a costume party while on vacation, he soon took an indefinite leave of absence and later resigned.

He has faced allegations that he and Becki Falwell had a yearslong sexual relationship with a business associate, which the Falwells have disputed.

Politico also has reported allegations by a former Liberty student, who claimed he had a sexual encounter with Becki Falwell — who the student described as “the aggressor” after she allegedly continued to pursue him later — while staying at the Falwell home after band practice with the Falwells’ eldest son in 2008. Jerry and Becki Falwell responded at the time by calling the allegations “false and mean spirited lies.”

Jerry Falwell Jr., is currently being sued by the school he once ran, with Liberty’s lawyers demanding $10 million from him, citing conspiracy and breach of contract involving the recent scandals.

Falwell told RNS it was “evil what some of these people at Liberty are doing just to try to grab power.” At age 59, he said, he’s done his work and is fine if that happens.

“But the world needs to know I didn’t do anything wrong. The world needs to know it’s just a power grab,” he said.

“And I’ll probably tell that to the students.”

Source: Emily McFarlan Miller, Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service

Thank You, Bezos and Amazon: Amazon Won’t Stop Selling the Book ‘Irreversible Damage: the Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters’

Amazon will continue to sell a controversial book slammed by some critics as “full of misinformation” and with the “potential to hurts transgender youth” — despite an internal complaint filed by a group of employees.

According to The Seattle Times, last month dozens of employees backed a complaint arguing that the book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” violated the company’s policy against selling titles “that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”

Leaders of the company’s LGBTQ affinity group — Glamazon — also urged the tech giant to stop selling the book, according to Slack messages viewed by the paper.

“As a proud Amazonian and a queer person, I invite Amazon to do the right thing and remove this book from our offerings globally,” an employee wrote in the initial complaint.

The book, written by Wall Street Journal opinion columnist Abigail Shrier and released in June, 2020, suggests that transgender youth “are not truly transgender, but rather just confused,” according to Dr. Jack Turban, an adolescent psychiatry fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Writing for Psychology Today in December, Turban slammed the book as “full of irresponsible journalistic practices and outright falsehoods.”

“Abigail Shrier’s essential book will help you understand what the trans craze is and how you can inoculate your child against it — or how to retrieve her from this dangerous path,” a description of the book on Amazon reads.

The book’s central premise is that transgender youth are being rushed into gender-affirming health care, which is something they will later regret, according to Turban.

Last year, Turban served as the lead author in a study that found that transgender adults who had access to pubertal suppression treatment during adolescence had lower risks of suicidal thoughts during their lifetime.

The results seemed to confirm previous evidence that offering gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth can lead to a lifetime improvement of mental health for transgender adults.

The study, published on Jan. 23, 2020, provided “evidence in the context of lingering questions among some health care professionals and in the general public about the purpose and mental health implications of pubertal suppression,” Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, the study’s senior author, told the Daily News at the time.

“Irreversible Damage” has been pulled off Target’s online bookstore twice. The first time was in November 2020. However, after conservative commentators slammed the move as “spineless,“ the retailer started selling the book again “to offer a broad assortment for our guests.”

The book was “suddenly gone” again from the online store in February, according to a tweet by the author.

Earlier this year, Amazon announced it would no longer sell books framing LGBTQ identities as mental illnesses.

The announcement came after four GOP senators — Marco Rubio (Fl.), Mike Lee (Utah), Mike Braun (Ind.) and Josh Hawley (Miss.) — wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos protesting against the company’s “censorship of conservative books and assault on free speech.”

The four lawmakers questioned the retailer’s decision to remove the book “When Harry Became Sally” from the Amazon website, Kindle, and Audible platforms — which they saw as “an assault on free speech that carries weighty implications for the future of open discourse in the digital age,” and they requested some answers about the retailer’s decision.

Amazon’s VP of public policy Brian Huseman sent the senators a response letter explaining that the company provides its customers with a variety of books, including some that some customers may find objectionable.

However, Huseman continued, “we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness,” he said, using the acronym that includes any other gender or sexual identity.

“We reserve the right not to sell certain content,” he wrote. “All retailers make decisions about what selection they choose to offer, as do we.”

According to The Seattle Times, late last month, Amazon’s director of book content risk and quality posted the company’s decision to continue selling “Irrevestible Damage.”

“Amazon has an internal process for evaluating the appropriateness of books and we have shared your feedback,” the director wrote on April 23. “In this case, the process included gathering feedback from Glamazon board members and the Books Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. After examining the content of the book in detail and calibrating with senior leadership, we have confirmed that it does not violate our content policy.”

According to Slack messages shared with members of the Glamazon group, one board member said that, “We were consulted. We told them [the book is] transphobic and needs to be removed.”

Earlier this year, more than 200 people sent a letter to the Ottawa Public Library in Canada protesting the “transphobic book.”

Elm Klemic, a parent of four, told CTV News Ottawa that their “six-year-old has told us since age three that they’re not a boy or a girl and they present themselves as pretty gender non-conforming.”

“As somebody who identifies within the trans spectrum and as somebody who has a trans child as well, it hit close to home and I was really outraged about it,” Klemic said. “The main theory in this book is that trans youth don’t know themselves, and can’t, shouldn’t be allowed to transition.”

Source: New York Daily News

Join Dr. Tony Evans April 29-30 for a Powerful Time of Equipping and Training at the 2021 Virtual Kingdom Leaders Summit

The Kingdom Leaders Summit 2021 is a virtual experience geared toward pastors, pastors’ wives, church leaders, and ministry teams. Join host Dr. Tony Evans Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th for a powerful and refreshing time of equipping and training.
Summit keynote speakers include Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. Darrell L. Bock, and Rev. James T. Meeks with special appearances by Chrystal Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Jonathan Evans, Dr. Conway Edwards, Matt Chandler and Ramesh Richards. Musical guests are Anthony Edwards and Jonathan McReynolds.
Click here to sign up to register for FREE. Registration for the general sessions is free, and a conference fee of $65 is required to access and attend over 50 breakout sessions. Special breakouts for Pastors’ Wives and Women in Ministry are included.
(Note: Breakout sessions are free to KAP partners and their wives. Learn more about becoming a Kingdom Agenda Pastor here.)
This event is hosted by Kingdom Agenda Pastors and The Urban Alternative. For more information about the Kingdom Leaders Summit, visit www.Kap2021.com.

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most respected pastors in America. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 40 years. Dr. Evans is also president of the Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 stations throughout the world and is also broadcast on television. Along with being founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and founder and president of The Urban Alternative, Dr. Evans is former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Dr. Evans holds the unique honor of being the first African American to publish a complete commentary and study Bible. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about Dr. Tony Evans, visit www.TonyEvans.org.

Join Dr. Tony Evans April 29-30 for a Powerful Time of Equipping and Training at the 2021 Virtual Kingdom Leaders Summit

The Kingdom Leaders Summit 2021 is a virtual experience geared toward pastors, pastors’ wives, church leaders, and ministry teams. Join host Dr. Tony Evans Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th for a powerful and refreshing time of equipping and training.
Summit keynote speakers include Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. Darrell L. Bock, and Rev. James T. Meeks with special appearances by Chrystal Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Jonathan Evans, Dr. Conway Edwards, Matt Chandler and Ramesh Richards. Musical guests are Anthony Edwards and Jonathan McReynolds.
Click here to sign up to register for FREE. Registration for the general sessions is free, and a conference fee of $65 is required to access and attend over 50 breakout sessions. Special breakouts for Pastors’ Wives and Women in Ministry are included.
(Note: Breakout sessions are free to KAP partners and their wives. Learn more about becoming a Kingdom Agenda Pastor here.)
This event is hosted by Kingdom Agenda Pastors and The Urban Alternative. For more information about the Kingdom Leaders Summit, visit www.Kap2021.com.

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most respected pastors in America. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 40 years. Dr. Evans is also president of the Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 stations throughout the world and is also broadcast on television. Along with being founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and founder and president of The Urban Alternative, Dr. Evans is former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Dr. Evans holds the unique honor of being the first African American to publish a complete commentary and study Bible. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about Dr. Tony Evans, visit www.TonyEvans.org.

Dr. Tony Evans Issues a Clarion Call to Christian Men in “Kingdom Men Rising”

In his new book, Kingdom Men Rising (April 6, 2021, Bethany House), Dr. Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX, and president of The Urban Alternative, issues “a call to men to growth and greater influence”. Addressing the “national crisis” of men failing themselves, their families, their communities and thus the nation as a whole by not reaching the level God created them for, Evans encourages Christian men to “step up” and answer God’s divine call for their lives rather than succumbing to society’s misguided attempts to minimize, redefine, and render ineffective the important role men serve. It is not enough just to believe God has big plans for you, Evans says. Instead, he pushes men to ask the difficult questions: “You believe this is true, but what is your own responsibility as a man when it comes to becoming all He created you to be? How can you walk in victory and faith and make an impact on others?”

Kingdom Men Rising “challenges men to foster personal growth and apply discipleship skills and a leadership mindset to all areas of life. Dr. Tony Evans brings his insights, stories, and wise counsel from God’s Word to clear all obstacles in your path, leading you to the abundant life you’ve been called to live. And along the way, you’ll find your heart stirred to reach for more, no longer settling for a faith that just goes through the motions. Topics include personal development, the importance of helping others grow, and how to leave a legacy of faith and godly influence.

“Replace purposelessness, boredom, and regret with vibrancy, power, and strength. Let Kingdom Men Rising help you take the next step in your faith to become the powerful man of God you are destined to be.”

Kingdom Men Rising is available at TonyEvans.org, Amazon.com, and wherever fine books are sold. Purchase your copy today and start to cultivate transformation in your life.


Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most respected pastors in America. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 40 years. Dr. Evans is also president of the Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 stations throughout the world and is also broadcast on television. Dr. Evans holds the unique honor of being the first African American to publish a complete commentary and study Bible. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about Dr. Tony Evans, visit www.TonyEvans.org.