The Daily Bern: Sanders Brings Progressive Fire to Fundie College

Written by on September 17, 2015

I’ve been to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.  It did not feel like safe territory for progressives back then, in 1999, when my fearful mother warned me against covering a controversial story about the late Bible thumper’s meeting with gay activists for Baltimore’s City Paper.

“They call it Lynchburg for a reason, honey,” she said at the time.

I suspect the Virginia town is even less welcoming now.

So kudos to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for agreeing to speak at the evangelical fundamentalist Christian college before a group of students commanded to attend. Man, he gave those right-wing kids the full Bern.

Take a gander:

And laugh:

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