Thursday, April 7, 2011

Falwell's Liberty University received half a billion dollars in aid last year

Jerry Falwell's evangelical Liberty received $445 million in federal financial aid last year. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (evil broadcaster incarnate, if you listen to the Tea Party) received $420 million from the federal government. The school is the No. 1 recipient of Pell grant money in the state of Virginia.

Last year I read a great book by a guy who went undercover at Liberty University, The Unlikeliest Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University. This is a school that teaches science according to the bible--receiving half a billion dollars in aid, probably most of it going to students whose Republican parents do not support federal funding of social service programs. And support the imminent shutdown of the federal government. See any irony in that?

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