1/2 Billion in Tax Dollars Went To Evangelical Organization in 2010

by Ben Hoffman

Founded by Falwell in 1971, Liberty University, which according to its website is “the largest and fastest growing Christian Evangelical university in the world” and “the largest private university in Virginia,” is “celebrating 40 Years of Training Champions for Christ.”

During the last fiscal year alone, Liberty received about $445 million in federal financial aid money, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Over the past few years, Liberty University has raked in so much taxpayer money from the federal government that is now ranked among the top ten universities in the United States receiving federal dollars. It is also Virginia’s top recipient of federal money.

While Liberty has received more than $445 million, in 2010, National Public Radio received only $2.7 million in federal money.

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So why is an organization that is adamantly apposed to government assistance receiving so much in government assistance? Could it be they are hypocrites? Naaaaaaa…

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2 Comments to “1/2 Billion in Tax Dollars Went To Evangelical Organization in 2010”

  1. Applicants [at Liberty University] are required to provide the name of the church they attend, and their pastor’s contact information. They must also write an autobiographical sketch of 250 words or less, which includes the applicant’s philosophy of life, his views regarding tra ditional family and moral values, and “how your worldview would relate to the stated mission and character of Liberty University.” The Liberty University mission statement is printed in bold caps above the previous statement. It reads, “TO PRODUCE CHRIST- CENTERED MEN AND WOMEN WITH THE VALUES, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED TO IMPACT TO-MORROW’S WORLD.”

    Concerning Jewish applicants, Camper [the director of admissions] admitted that “there probably wouldn’t be many who would want to come.” Camper couldn’t think of any Jewish students currently enrolled at Liberty University. Source

  2. “TO PRODUCE CHRIST- CENTERED MEN AND WOMEN WITH THE VALUES, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED TO IMPACT TO-MORROW’S WORLD.”

    This from a University? Really?

    Oh, Liberty “University”. Now it all comes clear…

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