You claim that Liberty University does not represent the Church (i.e. Christianity) when they most certainly do.
Doc, for clarity I have reposted my original statement here:
"It might be difficult to understand that Liberty University, activist evangelicals, or the religious right (reich?) do not represent "The Church" and that it is inappropriate to tar all of religion or a large portion of any faith with a broad brush.
Liberty University along with a very few others such as Oral Roberts, are an aberration in the United States."
An aberration is not representative of a whole. Even if an entity such as Liberty University is representative of a segment
of a larger body, it is nevertheless not representative of the whole body.
"The Church" is the entire body of believers who claim to follow the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth (probably Yeshua or Joshua). That church is not monolithic. It has split and fractured many times. There is no single part of "The Church" that contains even a simple majority of all Christians.
Consider my Toyota minivan. It contains lots of nuts and bolts. No single nut (pun intended) is representative of Toyota.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the last Lubavitcher Rebbe, was certainly a Jew. He did not represent all of "Judaism".
Imam Sheikh Mohamed Elbar of the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge (also in Brooklyn, NY) who called for the beheading of the President of Egypt, is not representative of all of Islam.
From the course catalog at Liberty University:
"APOL 325 - Christianity and the Cults
"This course examines the history and beliefs of those systems that claim to be Christian yet deny fundamental Christian doctrines such as the sole sufficiency of the Bible, the Trinity, the deity of Christ, salvation by faith in Christ alone without works, the eternal punishment of the wicked, and other pertinent doctrines. Groups discussed include Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, Christian Science and others."
Even though "Mormonism" refers to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they are considered to be outside the Christian communion by groups such as Liberty U. and their ilk. Likewise for Catholics and many nominally Protestant denominations.
It is simply inconceivable to suggest that Liberty University in any way represents what they reject.
Facts are fragile things. Treat them with care. Sources are important. Alternative facts do not exist.