Christian author, speaker, and activist Shane Claiborne says that Liberty University, led by chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., threatened to have him arrested after he sent a letter, requesting permission to hold a prayer meeting on the college’s campus.
Claiborne posted the letter he sent to Liberty, along with the forceful response he received, to social media, along with the caption: “BREAKING NEWS...Two weeks ago, I sent Jerry Falwell Jr., the President of Liberty University, a sincere request to pray with us at the Lynchburg Revival this weekend. And I asked his permission for some of us (as many or as few as they felt comfortable with) to come onto campus to pray with students, faculty and alumni.
Today we got a response... A letter threatening up to a year in jail and a $2500 fine if we attempt to pray on campus at Liberty University, even with students and alumni who have invited us there. Both letters are copied here.”
Claiborne even asked Falwell to join in the prayer event, and noted that it was not a protest and there would be no banners or chants or antagonism. In fact, many Liberty students are reportedly joining in the event, or even helping to organize it.
Claiborne ended his post by stating, “If you have been considering coming to the revival, maybe this can be your final push -- please join us, especially all of you who are in Lynchburg and those of you who are Liberty students or alumni. The Spirit is moving.”
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Publication date: April 6, 2018