Liberty's choice of Romney leads to angry student response
April 20th, 2012
07:26 PM ET
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Liberty's choice of Romney leads to angry student response

Washington (CNN) - Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose adherents are called Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address.

By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the school's Facebook page about the Thursday announcement – a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian faith.

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  1. LTTC

    Probably mostly posted by non-students.

    April 20, 2012 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  2. weR4freedom

    Romney a Christian, a member of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints is Right for our Country.

    Romney 2012/2016

    April 20, 2012 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  3. tabeth

    When Obama did ran for Presidency, He was accused of being a muslim and his Pastor an Anti-American
    Now the republican wants to ran with a Mormon as their nominee...MY GOD WHAT A PARTY IS THIS!!!!!!!!!!

    April 20, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  4. Skip S. Skeptic

    Religion wars. How about Biden's plane hit some birds? Ain't it sad?

    April 20, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  5. tabeth

    When Obama did ran for Presidency, He was bitterlly accused of being a muslim and his Pastor an Anti-American
    Though we know he is a Christian
    Now the republican wants to ran with a Mormon as their party nominee...MY GOD WHAT A PARTY IS THIS!!!!!!!!!!

    April 20, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  6. toocy

    So they're Christians when it's politically convenient but the rest of the time they're not.

    April 20, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  7. julien vergara

    So religion is a big problem. I taught economy is our beggest problem. Democrats tried hard to distract the realissue.

    April 21, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  8. biologixco

    Google: The White Horse Prophesy
    Mitt Romney is an ELDER and HIGH PRIEST of the mormon "church"
    Mormon takeover of our elected government is a danger to America
    Do you want the HIGH PRIEST of a cult to be our President? NO!
    Understand that danger

    April 21, 2012 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  9. biologixco

    Why have all the comments disappeared?
    Any Christian that believes in One God and ONE Word of God, will NEVER subscribe to the the blasphemous book of mormon or its false prophets...
    You can't moderate THAT out of the conversation!

    April 21, 2012 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  10. biologixco

    Is this moderation panel a mormon conspiricy?

    April 21, 2012 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  11. biologixco

    If you can't leave the comments already posted here, you should just shut off the "comments" button
    It seems as though CNN does this heavy handed moderation whenever the discussion goes where they had hoped it wouldn't. Then they just erase ALL the comments. IT SUCKS!

    April 21, 2012 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  12. anonymoussource

    Sad to see the university of saducees and Pharisees not accepting what they have labeled to be"non-christian". As a former member of a Christian Fellowship church, and now agnostic, I find the Mormons to be more in line with christ anyway. They preach family, love, and faith in Christ, and they don't tell other Christians that They aren't Christian because they don't believe the way that the creeds were voted on and written by men hundreds of years after Christ lived.

    April 21, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  13. ThinkAgain

    " ...a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian faith."

    The bah-bah stinky is hitting the fan ...

    April 21, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  14. James

    Well what a twist Christians should stand their ground and practice what they preach and stop kissing republican behind because republicans for sure will throw them under the bus. Second Christian organizations should stay out of politics or get ready to pay taxes

    April 21, 2012 02:44 am at 2:44 am |
  15. Texas Dude

    Guess Liberty University shall reap what it sow. Karma is a b.i.t.c.h!

    April 21, 2012 03:19 am at 3:19 am |
  16. Thomas

    Latter Day Bush will tell you just what you want.

    He needs your vote , and he's willing pay you for it !

    Mitt Bush 2013

    April 21, 2012 03:48 am at 3:48 am |
  17. Orwell seen it before

    Fallwell knows politics is more important than religion, suck it up Liberty.

    Vote as you are told. Beliefs don't matter, obey.

    April 21, 2012 04:28 am at 4:28 am |
  18. Che Harden

    That s sad.I wonder if their teachings about the Catholic religion will come out.It s the same as well.What s this about you allow the Anti Christ speak at your school?All the war on religion is another smoke screen.Religion must of the time isn't of God but man.Faith is of God

    April 21, 2012 05:10 am at 5:10 am |
  19. Marie MD

    falwell is another religious nut and opportunist. Somebody should start following him. I am sure he will lead them to something nasty on the side. Just like most of them god fearing hypocrites.

    April 21, 2012 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  20. Nobodies Pon

    Smart students happen to be smater than the founder. Wow

    April 21, 2012 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
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