The obscene president of Liberty University deleted a tweet Monday showing one person in a black face and another in a Ku Klux Klan hall and cloak, after black alumni and religious leaders spoke out against it and its “inflammatory rhetoric” in recent years.
That tweet, Falwell said, was intended to “remind everyone of the governor’s racist past.”
“While your tweet may have been joking about the Governor of Virginia, he shed light on our painful history of slavery and racism of our nation,” the letter said. “A hooded and hooded mascara tweet may seem ridiculous to you, but this tweet is the work of a political commentator or activist and is neither appropriate nor acceptable for the leader of one of the largest evangelical Christian schools in the world.”
In response, Falwell said Monday that he realized he had “refreshed the trauma caused by that image and insulted some by using the image to create a political stance.”