LYNCHBURG — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking an indefinite leave of absence starting immediately, the university announced Friday.
In a statement, the university said the Board of Trustees Executive Committee requested Falwell step aside and he agreed.
The move comes after Falwell apologized for posting — and quickly deleting — a photo on Instagram showing him with his pants partially unzipped.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, the Vice-Chair of the House Republican conference, called on Falwell to resign.
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