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After Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Stumble, This Is How His Hometown Sees Him

NYTimes.com Sunday, 9 August 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr. has courted controversy repeatedly, but a provocative Instagram post led to him stepping aside as Liberty University’s president.
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