Franklin Graham Asks Christians to Pray for Jerry Falwell Jr.

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It’s been nearly a week since Jerry Falwell Jr. took “an indefinite leave of absence” on Aug. 7 from his position as president and chancellor of the popular Liberty University. The institution, founded by Falwell’s father, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, has long stood as a bastion for conservative values and education.

But since Falwell Jr.’s departure, the internet waves have remained largely silent except for expected cheers and jeers. A group of alumni who called for his resignation remain vocal in their insistence that he not return to his post, according to The Christian Post. While acknowledging the severity of the issues involved, Charisma News has found evidence that the faith community has not abandoned Falwell in this difficult season. And some of the support comes from what may seem like an unexpected source.

The social media outcry that led to Liberty’s board of director’s request that Falwell step down indefinitely came in response to an “inappropriate” photo Falwell posted to social media that has since been removed. The photo kept resurfacing, however, and numerous students, alumni and others, including former instructor and faculty advisory board member Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., insisted that Falwell step down.

But Walker, one of Falwell’s most fervent detractors up to his leave of absence, has since posted on Twitter that “though not easy, this is the right call for @LibertyU students and family. He added in another tweet: “I pray for Jerry Jr. and the Falwells, and I take solace in the Christian principle that forgiveness and redemption is available to all.”

Jerry Prevo, chairman of Liberty University’s board of trustees, who has been named as interim president, released the following statement after the original announcement, according to

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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