Ivy League Lib 'Infiltrates' Falwell's University

Posted: Apr 22, 2009 5:44 PM

The gist of the story goes like this: Brown student signs book deal before transferring to Liberty University. He expects stereotypical stuffy anti-gay boring fundamentalist Christians. He's wrong. Here is how the piece ends: 

In this photo taken on April 8, 2009, Kevin Roose, Brown University senior and 

"Roose said his Liberty experience transformed him in surprising ways.

When he first returned to Brown, he'd be shocked by the sight of a gay couple holding hands — then be shocked at his own reaction. He remains stridently opposed to Falwell's worldview, but he also came to understand Falwell's appeal.

Once ambivalent about faith, Roose now prays to God regularly — for his own well-being and on behalf of others. He said he owns several translations of the Bible and has recently been rereading meditations from the letters of John on using love and compassion to solve cultural conflicts.

He's even considering joining a church."