Monday, November 28, 2016

Does Liberty Really Want To Replicate Baylor?

"Ian’s [McCaw] success really speaks for itself. You look at what Baylor was able to do during his tenure, it fits perfectly with where we see our sports programs going. This is an exciting time for us.” --Jerry Falwell, Jr. on hiring the disgraced Baylor University AD.

McCaw was one of several casualties resulting from a massive sex scandal at Baylor, one that saw Coach Art Briles fired and the college president, Ken Starr, demoted and eventually departed. Baylor and Liberty are both Baptist and Liberty has its eyes on becoming a Division I school. Baylor has had successful programs under McCaw, but its national image right now is in the toilet because of the sex scandal.

The fact that "it fits perfectly with where we see our sports programs going" could well be problematic for Liberty.

Meanwhile, Regent University, another far right Christian political entity, recently hired former Gov. Bob McDonnell, who barely dodged jail time after a conviction for misusing his office.

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