LYNCHBURG, Va. – As Liberty University grew into a touchstone institution for evangelicals, it also became a hub of conservative politics. But this year, the campus was in the spotlight for another reason: a rift caused by Donald Trump's candidacy.
Now, students, faculty and others at the Virginia campus say they're coming back together and are optimistic, like evangelicals elsewhere, that a Trump administration will mean progress on some of the religious right's most important issues.
Liberty alumnus Johnnie Moore called it "a family fight" and said religious liberty and pro-life views are uniting people.
Students who penned columns and signed an anti-Trump statement say the incidents haven't diminished their love for the school.