Jerry Falwell Jr. clearly has a type. The vehemently homophobic president of Liberty University likes them young, white, musclebound, and in their early 20s.
Last week, it was revealed Falwell arranged to give his personal trainer, 23-year-old Ben 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 also gave to his 20-something pool boy, Giancarlo Granda, who he originally met a hotel while on vacation, to purchase a youth hostel in the Miami area.
Crosswhite’s Instagram page has 2.6K followers and most consists of shirtless pics, gym selfies, and photos with his wife and dogs. There are also several photographs of Falwell. And a video that has everyone talking.
In the video, Crosswhite, dressed in short black exercise shorts, can be seen holding the camera out in front of him while Falwell pushes him on a sled from behind.
“Come on!” Crosswhite orders. “Faster! Come on! Push it!”
Falwell grunts in response.
“Let’s go!” Crosswhite demands. “Come on!”
In another post, Crosswhite can be seen riding a horse bareback at Falwell’s ranch in Goode, Virginia. The photo’s caption reads: “Bucket list check off-riding a horse bareback while it swims in the lake. Thanks @jlfjr62 @julie_wallace_lowery.” (@jlfjr62 is Falwell’s since-deleted personal Instagram page.)
Falwell has a similar photo of himself on his official Instagram page.
Meanwhile, over on Twitter, people are having a field day with the whole Jerry Falwell Jr./personal trainer narrative:
So is Jerry Falwell Jr. having sex with his personal trainer, too, or do you think this is more of a cuckold and/or group situation?
— Edward O’Dometer (@dometer_o) August 29, 2019
— MR.NiceGuy (@Nightstokker) September 3, 2019
In the name of Christ I rebuke most Evangelicals…especially Jerry Falwell Jr and his young pool boy and the personal trainer also.
— ALEX (305) (@AALEX305) September 2, 2019
Totally legit and not at all weird that Jerry Falwell Jr. shared with his “personal trainer” some of the not-for-profit Liberty University profits. Also not weird, he loaned a “pool boy” more than a million$$. No, this is fine. Downright Christian even…. https://t.co/r3uK5gLH07
— Some Faustkateer (@SomeFaustkateer) September 2, 2019
Jerry Falwell Jr. seems to have some business dealings with a mid-20s Italian poolboy who opened a gay-friendly hostel in Miami. Never mind his dealings with his personal athletic trainer. Is this same-sex attraction? Is Jerry Falwell Jr going to hell?
— Shara (@Shara25881866) September 2, 2019
Why do we get the feeling there are still more shoes waiting to drop?