In a post two days ago, I laid out a brief accounting of the recent scandal around the conduct of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.
It was set off by a photo Rev Falwell posted to his Instagram account. As scandals go, it was a pretty big deal.
I said in that posting that I thought he would escape any serious consequences for what he did.
I was wrong about that. He has now taken an indefinite leave of absence from his post. As you probably know, that’s usually what happens just before a high-level leader or CEO gets fired.
The tendency to look the other way when powerful men do something really over-the-top is so common. I was certain that this would be another episode.
It looks like the University has done/is doing the right thing.
Although we can’t be sure about where this may go from here, it appears that I was way off as far as my assessment of how it would all turn out.
Happy to have been wrong about this sad situation.
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