Fundamentalist Liberty University Gets More Federal Money Than NPR
The Republican Party is still pushing hard to defund National Public Radio, but last year the government gave more money to America’s craziest fundamentalist “college,” Liberty University — where the biology department teaches young earth creationism.
Liberty University, the evangelical private Christian school founded by dead apartheid-supporting bigot Jerry Falwell, received $445 million in federal financial aid last year. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, by the way, received $420 million from the federal government.
That massive sum was thanks to the growth of Liberty’s online program, which enrolled 52,000 students last year. The school is the No. 1 recipient of Pell grant money in the state of Virginia.
Nobody’s talking about defunding Liberty University, of course, even though it’s turning out indoctrinated politically active anti-science parrots by the thousands. Sometimes I think America is actually trying to sabotage itself.