QUESTION: What do rainbows, shirtless men, young twinks, pageant queens, and Elton John all have in common?
ANSWER: They’re all prominently featured on Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Instagram page!
The homophobic president of Liberty University is back in the headlines after some questionable, ahem, dealings between him and his 20-something personal trainer, Ben Crosswhite, were made public.
Last week, Reuters revealed that Falwell once arranged to give Crosswhite a sprawling, multi-million dollar, 18-acre fitness facility belonging to his non-profit university plus an additional $650,000 for almost nothing in return.
This was in addition to the $4.7 million he gave to his 20-something pool boy, Giancarlo Granda, who he met at a hotel while he and his wife were on vacation.
Now, a closer look at Falwell’s Instagram page offers a hidden but telling story of a man who has made it his life’s work to promote the oppression of LGBTQ people.
Let’s dive in…
First, we have this prideful photo from 2013 that includes a comment from Crosswhite that says, “I love rainbows ;)”…
Then there are all the photos of Jerry barebacking by himself and with other men…
He also enjoys engaging in water sports…
And photographing other men engaging in water sports…
There are also several pictures of Jerry dressed in skinny jeans and hugging/squeezing/lifting/flipping young men…
This seems to be a pattern…
Then there are all the pics of him posing with attractive young twinks…
Here’s a photo of Jerry, his wife, and eight young, shirtless, male chefs…
And here’s one of him sitting in the lap of the entire Liberty University baseball team…
He also has pictures of gay icons…
Homoerotic public art…
And phallic architecture…
Oh, and did we mention barebacking?
Of course, we’re not suggesting that any of this means Falwell is gay or bisexual. But you can’t deny that, for a guy who hates LGBTQ people so much, he sure seems to have a deep appreciation for gay culture.
Or maybe we’re reading too much into it.
Related: This flirty Instagram post between Jerry Falwell Jr. and his ‘personal trainer’ is probably nothing
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“Global warming is awesome”?! WTF is wrong with this guy?
Graham obviously wants the white daddy to do him doggie style!
Annnnnd…..his account disappears….LOLZ.
Like the creature in the White House, his cult will see nothing even a little at odds with his persona in these photos and will continue to support his lavish lifestyle with their last dollars and declare he’s the most brave, most intelligent and most godly of men.
You are SO correct…..Just goes to show you how many imbecilic f ucktard MORONS are out there, thinking these pieces of s hit speak for God. Tony Perkins, Robert Jeffress, Franklin Graham and Pat Robertson among them. I’ll bet if they told their congregations to eat s hit, they would. That’s how STUPID they are.
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What a vile abhorrent noxious puke she is. Spends decades spewing vitriol and hate towards our community…
Her Instag makes the Gayest person you can conjure up in your mind seem like a meek timid closet case….
The question is, would we be paying attention if he wasn’t kind of a silver fox?
Please do not insult silver foxes by comparing this repugnant person to them.
Silver fox you say. The man is hateful and evil. Lust for him and see how fast he will put his minions on you . I do not care how attractive someone might be, an empty soul and evil heart is a turn off. Especially one who hates a person for being born gay.
silver fox? lol he has a gunt. gut + cu*t equals gunt. I feel sorry for anyone who looks only at a surface. In my long life I have always been so happy that if a guy is an as* hole he loses all attractiveness to me. I am attracted to nice. sounds silly but it is true. Coming out in the early 70s there were many who were not fully out or harbored too much self hate to be nice. I dated a soap actor who all my friends thought was the most beautiful guy they ever saw but in private he was mean and it did not take me long to STOP being attracted to him. Ever since I only find decent nice guys attractive. Now if you are just looking at them you can imagine all kinds of things but Falwell has shown what a horrible, lying creep he is long before we heard about this nonsense. I have had 2 very long term husbands who both have died but hey were the kindest hottest men on the planet. iim lucky. Look beyond the surface to be happy. See how they treat others, check out people, waiters valets and such
he is screaming gay!!! NO ONE would
“play” around that much with men and post about it but gay men. 🙂
give it time…. it will happen soon enough….. if it was anyone else and was grabbing and lifting those men he would be fired, let go, etc like all the others….
one of these men will break at some point
Eddie Long was the……Oh…WAIT!….that’s…..Bishop Eddie Long…was the minister of a big mega-church in Conyers, Georgia. Yeah. A branch of the most hateful of all religions….the Baptist Church. Back in 2010, he happened to send out some ‘muscle pose’ pictures to a few gay guys in the Atlanta area. It got out. Oh BOY….Did IT get out! It was all over the news at the time. I told one of the reporters for Channel 5, no straight man sends out those kinds of pictures…to other men. Eddie Long was one of the hateful A ss HOLEs who was constantly condemning the Gay Community. If I remember, his wife divorced him and he kept denying he was gay. His name should have been Cleopatra….Queen of Denial. The Piece of S hit finally died in around 2017. I hope he is burning in the same HELL he kept telling gays they were going to.
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Even though he is now dead he was featured in a segment of the CNBC show American Greed two weeks ago regarding a scam that cost some of his followers their ENTIRE life savings. The scam was perpetrated by Ephren Taylor and Long helped promote the scam. Those whom were scammed sued that church. You left out the good part about the final nail in the coffin for that church when he got sued by those young men whom were teenagers he flew around the world with him and molested them on the plane and in the hotels rooms. A fifteen million dollar judgment was granted and each young man walked off with over three million dollars. Its amazing how blind people can become to charlatans. Personally I always thought Jerry Falwell was gay and his son is proof of what happens when you are sheltered from reality. This guy has no idea people are laying for a chance to blackmail him.
Two things for sure
1. He is a hot daddy!
2. Apparently, he prefers closeted sugar baby and none of us will be his sugar baby.
Have at the trash if you want him. No jealousy here, just pity.
Your standards are low.
He is! Always thought so. Would f him hard, just to see the comments here. LMAO! People actually think their comments matter or that anyone really cares. Until you’re paying my bills . . . keep typing gurls.
The focus on men is, to some degree, part of his misogyny.
But yes, also, he’s not heterosexual.
Such cognitive dissonance is schizoid yet sadly familiar in patriarchal homoerotic/homophobic cultures like evangelical christianity. I’m sure it has driven more than one gay man to suicide.
Okay, Queerty, another post with photo links to Instagram that some of us don’t see, making this useless and annoying. Maybe post real pictures?
But then the blog wouldn’t get you to click and let twitter start tracking your browsing. That’s how they get all your sweet, sweet browsing data and serve you more specific targetted advertiaing.
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Google the names “Giancarlo Granda” and “Benjamin Crosswhite.” Falwell has been a mighty charitable Christian of late, giving away literally millions in cash and property to handsome young men barely out of their teens. Oh, his daddy must be proud!
Could Queerty please stop pushing the tired myth that every instance of male intimacy is a homosexual act?
Agreed. I didn’t see anything in those photos you wouldn’t find on 90 percent of family photos or instagram accounts. Some of this reporting on Falwell feels like internalized homophobia.
Could right wing trolls please stop the tired old line that LGBTQ people can’t recognize somebody for what they aren.
And @Black Pegasus, Nice try, but this screename was already exposed as being taken over by a right wing troll account. So by trying to defend Fallwel, you pretty much exposed that you know he is a closet case.
If you check every single post you’re referring to, you’ll notice they were all written by Graham Germore… the dude is obsessed with straight guys. He can’t accept the existence of heterosexual people. He seems to be problematic and predatory.
His instagram is so gay that Bruce Villanche and Jack from Will and Grace both think it’s over the top.
Gay predator Graham writes another article about straight people not being straight and finding a picture of a building gay…
when is graham going to get fired from Queerty? In Every single post He tries to out people or convince the world that every single men is gay!
I find his posts to be very problematic.
I don’t know anything about these people, but I’m not reading too much into liking rainbows. The rainbow has been a powerful symbol in Judaeo-Christian teaching for thousands of years as a symbol of God’s covenant expressed to Noah to never again destroy all flesh on the earth by flood. That’s why so many Christians resent the use of the rainbow as a gay pride symbol.
Come out already! Try to repair the damage your father attempted on the gay community!
Self-loathing, “religious” gay or bi types OFTEN DO THE MOST DAMAGE TO GAY PEOPLE !!!
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