Liberty U Pres. Jerry Falwell Jr. Says Jesus-Follower Trump Like MLK and His Dad

by LEONARDO BLAIR  |  published on January 19, 2016

Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. stopped short of making an endorsement of Donald Trump Monday when he praised the 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner as one of the “greatest visionaries of our time,” and a servant-leader who follows the teachings of Jesus.

Russell Moore, head of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, however, shredded Falwell’s praise of Trump as “absolutely unbelievable” in a series of tweets during Trump’s nearly 50-minute speech.

“Trading in the Gospel of Jesus Christ for political power is not liberty but slavery,” Moore tweeted.