August 8, 2020

Head of US Christian college steps aside in flap over photo

Washington (AFP) – Jerry Falwell Jr. has taken an indefinite leave of absence as president of a prominent US evangelical university amid a furor over an Instagram picture of him and a young woman, both with pants partly unzipped.The 58-year-old Falwell, whose father was one of the country’s best-known televangelists and who founded Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is stepping aside at the request of the school’s trustees.He himself had posted the controversial picture showing him standing on a private yacht with one hand around the waist of a young woman — later said to be his wife’…


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