Jerry Falwell Jr. Will take a leave of absence from Liberty university …

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The leave of absence is effective immediately, the statement said. The school’s Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees made the request of Falwell. The board did not provide a reason for Falwell’s leave in its statement.

CNN has reached out to Falwell for comment. The university, when reached for comment, referred to the statement.

About Falwell
Falwell is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Jerry Falwell (1933–2007), American televangelist, activist and educator
Jerry Falwell Jr. (born 1962), American academic administrator
Jonathan Falwell (born 1966), American pastor

Jerry Falwell Jr. will take a leave of absence from Liberty University …

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Falwell — no stranger to controversy — has come under fire in recent days after posting a picture on Instagram that depicted him with his pants unzipped and his midsection visible to the camera. In the photo, Falwell is seen holding a cup of dark liquid with one arm around a woman whose shorts are also unzipped.

In a radio interview with WLNI, Falwell explained that the woman was his wife’s assistant. They were at a costume party and “it was just in good fun,” he added.

Jerry Falwell Jr. will take a leave of absence from Liberty University …

“You know, it was weird because she’s pregnant so she couldn’t get her (shorts) up and I was like, trying to like — I have a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in a long time so I couldn’t get mine zipped either,” Falwell said. “So I just put my belly out like hers.”

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Falwell said he “should never have put it up and embarrassed her.”

He added, “I’ve apologized to everybody and I promised my kids I’m going to try to be a good boy from here on out.”

Rep. Mark Walker, a Republican from North Carolina and a member of a Liberty University advisory board, called Thursday on Falwell to resign, calling his ongoing behavior “appalling.”

“I just think there’s a code that leaders have to live by, especially when you’re leading the largest Christian evangelical university in the country,” Walker told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Friday.

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