Liberty University’s campus pastor has apologized to college students for ousted faculty president Jerry Falwell Jr.’s “sinful” sex scandal.
Talking throughout a worship service on the ultra-conservative Virginia faculty Wednesday, David Nasser referred to as the sordid allegations about Falwell, his spouse and a a lot youthful pool boy an “embarrassment” — and stated he ought to be held “accountable,” based on The Information and Advance.
“I’m sorry,” stated Nasser, who can also be the college’s senior vice chairman. “You as a Liberty pupil deserve higher. And the embarrassment that’s been introduced upon you as a Liberty pupil, and extra importantly introduced upon the identify of Christ, is improper.”
Falwell, 58, resigned from the faculty this week when 29-year-old Giancarlo Granda alleged that he’d had a seven-year tryst with Becki Falwell after assembly her at a resort the place he labored as a pool boy — and that her husband preferred to look at them get it on.
Becki, 53, admitted to the affair, although denied the evangelical bigwig regarded on, whereas Falwell has accused Granda of making an attempt to extort the couple.
Falwell, whose well-known televangelist father based the Lynchburg faculty, was already on depart from the college after a photograph emerged of him together with his denims unzipped and his arm round a younger pregnant lady.
College students on the faculty — the place attendees aren’t allowed to have sex exterior of marriage — are “proper to need to see stern and swift accountable motion for sinful habits,” stated Nasser.
“I do know that a lot of you’re hurting and that breaks my coronary heart,” he added. “Your considerations — if you happen to’re involved — are legitimate. In the event you’re not involved, try to be involved.”
Throughout his hour-long speech, Nasser additionally burdened that college students also needs to be open to “forgiving” Falwell.
“It’s okay to name sin, sin,” he stated. “You realize why? As a result of it’s the solely strategy to truly begin to cope with it.”
Reached by the Information and Advance Wednesday, Falwell insisted he hadn’t “sinned.”
“I referred to as Nasser and requested him precisely what sin I dedicated,” Falwell stated. “He couldn’t and wouldn’t reply. He simply hung up and now gained’t reply.”