A new center at Liberty University is opening to combat the idea that, among other things, Jesus was a socialist.
The think tank, called the Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty, was announced Saturday by its founders Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, and Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative student group Turning Point USA.
The goal of the new organization, Kirk told the Washington Examiner Saturday, is to “play offense” against both leftists and the dilution of Judeo-Christian principles in the Bible and Constitution in their quest to build support for a larger government.
“The fastest-growing religion in America is atheism and secularism and with that is the rise of leftism and statism and, as people veer away from the church and veer away from the Judeo-Christian values that built our country, people are more likely to embrace statism,” he said in an interview with the outlet.
“We’re in a culture battle right now where you have to fight and play offense, and part of this effort is to try and play offense against the secular Left.”
Kirk, 26, explained that the center hopes to respond to the question of whether or not Jesus Christ was a socialist, a question he is often asked.
Falwell explained in a Fox & Friends interview Monday, Kirk came to him with the idea months ago.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter