August 28, 2020

I just want to point out: This isn't a problem because of the sex, or because Becki Falwell seems to be a sexual adventurer. This is a problem because the Falwells financially benefited from a draconian honor system at Liberty University that resulted in approximately as much money from fines as it did from tuition, and ruined many students' lives. (One of the rules, which cover everything from what music you're allowed to listen to, to what you're allowed to wear to class, is that sex outside of marriage is not acceptable.)

Via Politico:

A former Liberty University student says Becki Falwell, the wife of the university’s then-President Jerry Falwell Jr., jumped into bed with him and performed oral sex on him while he stayed over at the Falwell home after a band practice with her eldest son in 2008.

The student was 22 at the time of the encounter, near the start of Liberty’s fall semester. He said she initiated the act, and he went along with it. But despite his rejection of further advances, he said, Falwell continued pursuing him, offering him gifts and engaging in banter through Facebook messages.

“She was the aggressor,” he said.

The Falwells, of course, deny it. But if it's anything like other sex scandals, the first story opens a floodgate of other, similar stories. We'll see.

A comedian named Blair Erskine responded in character as the Falwell's imaginary daughter:

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.