The president of one of the world’s largest evangelical Christian colleges has agreed to step aside after posting a photo of himself, trousers unzipped.
Jerry Falwell, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, said he would take an indefinite leave of absence from Liberty University in Virginia.
The college board did not provide a reason for the move.
Mr Falwell had conceded the Instagram photo was “weird”, but defended it as “all in good fun”.
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