Jerry Falwell Jnr, president of one of the world’s largest evangelical Christian colleges and a vocal Trump supporter in 2016 has stepped aside after posting a photo of himself with his trousers unzipped. He conceded the Instagram photo was “weird”, but defended it as “all in good fun”.
The college has a strict code of conduct for students, barring premarital sex and the consumption of media either on or off campus “that is offensive to Liberty’s standards and traditions”, such as lewd lyrics, anti-Christian messages, sexual content and nudity. Last year, the former editor of the school’s student newspaper wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, accusing Mr Falwell of silencing students and professors “who reject his pro-Trump politics”.
Born 17 June 1962 9.13 pm Lynchburg, Virginia, Falwell Junior, surprise surprise, is a Sun Gemini opposition Moon in Sagittarius, an almost perfect match for Trump. With a pushily confident Jupiter opposition an 8th house Pluto square Mercury in Gemini so never short of a snappy quote. He has a slippery Neptune in his career-10th opposition an indulgent and bullish Mars in Taurus in a hard-edged square to a chilly Saturn in Aquarius opposition a Leo North Node and widely opposition Venus in Leo – all of which adds up to a tricky personality with more psychological knots and wrinkles than most. And with Uranus and Pluto and his Node all in his 8th, his ancestral past will weigh more heavily on him than he realises.
Tr Uranus is in a jolting square to his Saturn at the moment and starting three years of hard aspects to his Fixed Grand Square which will be a bumpy ride. And tr Pluto is aiming to square his Midheaven (birth time being accurate) in 2021/22 which is loss of reputation and a fall from grace – and indeed could even be in operation now. With tr Saturn Pluto moving through his first house his reputation will be taking a pounding.
The Falwells have a family history and a half with this Falwell having a born-again father, Jerry Falwell Senior, promoter of TV evangelism and a political lobbyist for the Moral Majority, Inc with a six-figure income and his own jet and hair-raising views including blaming 9/11 on “the pagans, the abortionists, the feminists and the gays and lesbians for helping this happen.” Born 11 August 1933, he was a Sun Leo opposition Saturn in Aquarius with a ferocious, dominating, control-freak T Square of Mars in Libra opposition Uranus square Pluto.
Senior’s father Carey was a bootlegger, reputed brothel-owner, an alcoholic and an atheist who shot his drug addict brother and then proceeded to drink himself to death.
More of Jerry Falwell Snr’s rabid quotes:
“AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals; it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.
Any sex outside of the marriage bond between a man and a woman is violating God’s law.
Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
The idea that religion and politics don’t mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
God created the family to provide the maximum love and support and morality and example that one can imagine.
The whole global warming thing is created to destroy America’s free enterprise system and our economic stability.
I think the Moslem faith teaches hate.
If you’re not a born-again Christian, you’re a failure as a human being.”
Photo: Gage Skidmore at Mar-a-Lago