Now we know the going price for being a white evangelical college president who resigns from your job after getting exposed watching a pool boy screw your wife from the corner of the room multiple times, over several years, then having evidence of said trysts used as political blackmail to get you to endorse the worst possible candidate for president.
That’s what Jerry Falwell, Jr. will get as his severance package from Liberty University, according to the Washington Post, all because he’s “departing from the university without being formally accused of or admitting to wrongdoing.”
The guy who broke every evangelical rule of marital sex, raised all kinds of ethical concerns during his tenure at the school, and became a national punchline for Republicans and evangelical Christians ran away before the school’s trustees could catch him… therefore he gets an eight-figure deal.
Nice work if you can grift it.
“The board was gracious not to challenge that,” Falwell said of his decision to step down in good standing.
“There wasn’t any cause,” he said. “I haven’t done anything.”
Right. He didn’t do anything. He just watched.
His deal with Liberty says he’s not allowed to work for a competing school for the next two years. But after that, anything is fair game. Two years is plenty of time to reinvent himself, plan the apology tour, co-author a book with his wife about Christianity and sex, or create chaos however he wants to do it. With an ego like his, it’s hard to imagine this is the last we’ll hear of him.