Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University and a close ally of President Donald Trump, announced in Decemberthat he's creating a think tank to promote Christian nationalist values in American law and culture.
His new organization will be called the Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty, reported the Lynchburg News & Advance. The newspaper reported that the center was formed by Falwell and Charlie Kirk, executive director of Turning Point USA, a group that works to persuade young people to adopt far-right political ideology.
"It's time we went on offense to stand up for the Church in America and to actively promote American freedoms based on the values enshrined in the U.S. Constitution," Kirk said in a written statement. "It's an honor to partner with President Jerry Falwell and Liberty University on this purpose-driven mission that will be used to organize an army of believers in faith and liberty, from renowned pastors to young influences, to renew our sacred freedoms and defend our deeply held convictions."
The News & Advance reported that the Falkirk Center will be owned by Liberty University and will be based at the school, which is in Lynchburg.
"As attacks on traditional JudeoChristian beliefs grow in frequency and intensity, the need has never been greater for a national revival of our foundational principles throughout our society and institutions in America," Falwell said in a statement provided to the media. "We are delighted that Liberty University can play a part in this mission for...