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Posted at 4:20 PM ET, 04/23/2010

Glenn Beck to give Va. graduation speech

By Washington Post editors

Jerry Falwell Jr., chancellor of Liberty University, announced Friday that Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, will deliver the commencement address at the Lynchburg campus’s May 15 graduation, the News & Advance reports.

“Beck is one of the few courageous voices in the national media standing up for the principles upon which this nation was founded,” Falwell said in a news release.

The baccalaureate address will be delivered by Paige Patterson, the eighth president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, according to the news release.

Falwell called Patterson one of the “patriarchs of Christian higher education” and said both speakers “continue Liberty’s long tradition of commencement speakers who are making a positive impact on society in all walks of life.”

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By Washington Post editors  | April 23, 2010; 4:20 PM ET
Tags:  Christianity, Fox News Channel, Glenn Beck, Jerry Falwell, Liberty University, Paige Patterson, Religion and Spirituality  
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Comments

What??? They didn't want John Stewart? Bill Clinton? LOL. It's OK, Glenn Beck is as close to Jesus as Fallwell Jr. could get.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | April 23, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Jesus wept.

Posted by: BinkJackson | April 23, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

This will certainly bring out the leftist loons!

Posted by: madmike272 | April 23, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

A delusional, substance-abusing college dropout- perfect Liberty U. role model.

Posted by: hairguy01 | April 24, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

The diplomas will laminated and have a big smiley on front and a big crying face on back.

Posted by: n7uno | April 24, 2010 1:36 AM | Report abuse

I hope that Beck addresses that creationist thing about the Earth being no more than 3000 years old and dinosaurs on Noahs Ark. Just saying, because whenever I hear that, like Beck, I laugh and cry at same time.

Posted by: rkerg | April 24, 2010 2:37 AM | Report abuse

Liberty University = oxymoron.

Glenn Beck/higher education = oxymoron.

Posted by: mradams | April 24, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

LMAO
Who gives a flying &%*# about either beck or some dead fat pos school for the criminally inbred.

Posted by: dem4life1 | April 24, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

It's a perfect fit. They think Beck is a journalist, and Beck thinks they are educators.

Posted by: nourider | April 24, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Every time I read something like this it reminds me of a cartoon - not politically correct but, oh, so funny -

"Too many 'Christians' - too few lions".

Posted by: Utahreb | April 24, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Oh, wow, what a shock

Posted by: arancia12 | April 24, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

A perfect choice for Liberty U.

Posted by: exbrown | April 24, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

yawn

Posted by: jimbo1949 | April 24, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Liberty U. students not protesting the indignity of Falwell's choice on one of the more important days of their lives should provide potential employers all they need to know about the level of education provided by this faux university.

Posted by: fitzrob1940 | April 24, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Beck and Liberty deserve each other. Dumb and Dumberer.

Posted by: gnomek2 | April 24, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

what college would even allow this nut case on campus? Pity the world onto which graduates of this madrassa are set loose. I would not hire anyone who "graduated" from such a school. If there are any doubts, take note of the new Gov of VA who is from Pat Robertson"s "college"....nut cases one and all....including Beck

Posted by: blrpalms | April 24, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

what college would even allow this nut case on campus? Pity the world onto which graduates of this madrassa are set loose. I would not hire anyone who "graduated" from such a school. If there are any doubts, take note of the new Gov of VA who is from Pat Robertson"s "college"....nut cases one and all....including Beck

Posted by: blrpalms | April 24, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: madmike272 | April 23, 2010 7:37 PM |
"This will certainly bring out the leftist loons!"

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Holey you know what! Are you Serious?

Posted by: lufrank1 | April 24, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Tomato sales have surged in Lynchburg! You see, Beck is good for business.

Posted by: NewThoughts | April 24, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Beck must have gotten special permission to be let out of his padded cell. Let's hope he decides to go on a bender, which he does sometimes, and spews some choice expletives at the gathered sheep.

Why does Liberty University hate freedom?

Posted by: Zino | April 24, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Great example of people choosing politics of God Almighty.....

Posted by: lindarc | April 24, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Please excuse the error:

Great example of people choosing politics over God Almighty.....

Posted by: lindarc | April 24, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Why am I not surprised?

Posted by: LurayDemocrat | April 24, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I hope they preface his remarks with the fact that Beck is brain damanged from his years of alcoholism and drug taking. I feel sorry for these kids a "Liberty" U. where there is no liberty just perverse dogma. Not only is their education slanted to harm them for life, but they have to face the indignity of having this alcoholic as their guest speaker. Couldn't they have just played one of fat Falwell screeds?

Posted by: papafritz571 | April 24, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Jesus wept.

Posted by: BinkJackson | April 23, 2010 5:24 PM |

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So true.

Posted by: gitouttahere | April 24, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

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