Jerry Falwell Jr. Defends Trump Amid Porn Star Affair Allegations: ‘We Are All Equally Bad’

Image processed by CodeCarvings Piczard ### FREE Community Edition ### on 2016-07-06 14:47:07Z | http://piczard.com | http://codecarvings.com

Liberty University President and staunch Donald Trump supporter Jerry Falwell Jr. has offered his defense of the president’s alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.

Falwell Jr., the son of legendary evangelist and Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell Sr., appeared on CNN Wednesday and was pressed by host Erin Burnett about Trump’s past immoral behavior.

In addition to the report that Trump’s lawyer paid off adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an affair they had in 2006, Burnett questioned the 55-year-old president of the largest evangelical university in the U.S. about the several allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump.

“What confuses me and many others is you say you are about forgiveness but someone has more than a dozen women who has accused him of assault and unwanted touching. He has admitted to it on tape,” Burnett said. “My question to you is how many times? If you stand for the issue of familial fidelity and integrity, how many times does it take before you say, ‘This is a person who lacks character?'”

Falwell answered by arguing that the things that Burnett had mentioned happened years ago and claimed that the president has “apologized.”

Burnett pointed out that Trump has not apologized for many of the accusations of sexual misconduct but has apologized for the Access Hollywood tape that came out in 2016 that showed Trump bragging that he gropes women.

“He is not the same person now that he was back then. I believe he has changed and Jesus said if you lust after a woman in your heart, it’s the same as committing adultery, you are just as bad as the person who has,” Falwell asserted. “That is why our faith is based around the idea that we are all equally bad, we are all sinners, we need Christ’s forgiveness. That’s why evangelicals are so quick to forgive Donald Trump when he asks for forgiveness for things that happened 10-15 years ago.”

Burnett followed up by asking Falwell if he believes “all men are as bad or have done as many bad things as Donald Trump?”

“I think Jesus said that it’s all the same, they all have the same hearts. He said that he who is without sin cast the first stone,” Falwell responded. “He forgave the thief on the cross. He forgave the adulterers.”

However, Falwell argued that Jesus “did not forgive the establishment elites.”

“Those were the ones He said were a generation of vipers, hypocrites and they were the ones He came down hardest on — the religious elite of his day,” he contended. “I think that is where we need to understand that evangelicals, if they are anything, they are anti-establishment. That’s why the Protestant Reformation [happened] — they split off the Catholic Church — that’s why they left Europe to come to the United States, that’s why they fought the Revolutionary War.”

Falwell’s comments did not sit well with some Christians on social media, who accused Falwell of mangling the Gospel.

Click here to read more.
Source: Christian Post