Jerry Falwell, Jr. reportedly resigned from Liberty University, the conservative Christian college his father founded almost 50 years ago, but now the embattled conservative leader says he is not leaving – and many are slamming him over his hypocrisy.
"I have not resigned, I will be on indefinite leave," Falwell told Politico, after Liberty University had confirmed his resignation.
Reuters reported Monday that Falwell and his wife had an intimate relationship with their "pool boy," a man who says they began to engage with him when he was just 20, nine years ago.
“Becki and I developed an intimate relationship and Jerry enjoyed watching from the corner of the room,” Giancarlo Granda says.
The internet has responded with mockery and disgust – with a good dose of ridicule – after he announced he was not stepping down. Falwell, Jr. built his career, like is father before him, claiming to be a moral leader despite denigrating minorities and those who did not follow his supposed biblical beliefs.
Take a look:
Jerry Falwell Jr. prefers to go down swinging https://t.co/gm9wVp1IsL— Siraj Hashmi (@Siraj Hashmi)1598310916.0
Let’s not lose sight of the fact that Jerry Falwell blamed everything on his wife before we all found out he was fo… https://t.co/suTsNpTSjt— Dr (damn right) Reza Aslan (@Dr (damn right) Reza Aslan)1598313350.0
Why is Falwell humiliating himself like this? Instead of resigning, he allows his board to choose another man while… https://t.co/h028AjYvxL— Ron Fournier (@Ron Fournier)1598312408.0
Jerry Falwell jr refusing to resign despite his complicated lifestyle choice is the surprise ending that this season needed.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1598313205.0
Mr. Falwell will no longer run the university himself, but will remain on staff to observe another person doing it. https://t.co/Z6bnz3LZa3— Peter Sagal (@Peter Sagal)1598311113.0
BREAKING: Jerry Falwell Jr. has declined to speak at the RNC. He prefers to watch.— Travis Allen 🇺🇸 (@Travis Allen 🇺🇸)1598312927.0
Jerry Falwell Jr. is maybe the only person it's ok to kink shame but not because he likes to watch his wife fuck th… https://t.co/WYP6hNex9I— Katy Stoll (@Katy Stoll)1598308663.0
All you suckers who followed @JerryFalwellJr Just like your parents were suckered by all those other tele-evangel… https://t.co/HJesiHmhHa— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow)1598308453.0
Look, let’s compromise. Liberty’s board appoints another president, but Falwell gets a chair in the corner of the o… https://t.co/Wl2LsGoOd9— Julian Sanchez (@Julian Sanchez)1598310745.0
Jerry Falwell Jr steps down, says he wants to spend more time watching his family.— Chris Regan (@Chris Regan)1598303305.0
As we all lament 😂 the downfall of @JerryFalwellJr, please look back at this Twitter fight he had with me over guns… https://t.co/vdLAPcUBMK— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1598314824.0
Does anyone else realize that the Trump campaign likely used the dirt on Jerry Falwell to force him into endorsing… https://t.co/0gcJX4OUoK— Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com (@Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com)1598309768.0
Find a man who looks at you the way Jerry Falwell Jr. looks at nope this tweet just isn't gonna work.— Mark Harris (@Mark Harris)1598311880.0
He's NOT resigning? It's almost as if Jerry Falwell Jr. WANTS to watch Liberty University's reputation get fucked..… https://t.co/rbNJ1IdpZt— Matt Oswalt (@Matt Oswalt)1598311943.0
Christian hypocrites always fall, but they rarely Falwell.— George Takei (@George Takei)1598286878.0