Now, Falwell—a devout supporter of President Donald Trump—is in the spotlight again for a questionable picture he uploaded to his Instagram before deleting it.
Beffudled Houston Chronicle reporter Robert Downen posted the photo to his Twitter account.
The full image is below.
The photo features Falwell with his arm around a woman, their shirts lifted and pants unbuttoned. Falwell holds what appears to be wine, but what he labels as "black water."
The caption reads:
"More vacation shots. Lots of good friends visited us on the yacht. I promise that's just black water in my glass. It was a prop only."
Malachi O'Brien, a fellow of Falwell's Falkirk Center, originally claimed the photo was fake, before acknowledging its authenticity but decrying the context with which it was presented.
According to some on Twitter, the picture came from an attempted spoof of the characters Julian and Sarah from the Canadian television program Trailer Park Boys. Falwell deleted a video spoof of the show from his Instagram as well.
One Twitter account claiming to be run by a Liberty University alum said that if a Liberty student had posted a similar photo, they would've received disciplinary action.
This wasn't the only account to take that position.
Regardless of the context, people were really confused.
People wouldn't stop roasting Falwell either.
Falwell hasn't issued a clarification on his Instagram.