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Fundamentalist College:direct placement to Bush/GOP

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posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 09:44 AM
It is worth making clear from the outset that Patrick Henry College in rural Virginia is not your average American university. At Patrick Henry, the students - about 75 per cent of whom have been taught at home rather than in schools - are required to sign a statement of faith before they arrive, confirming (among other things) that they have a literal belief in the teachings of the Bible. At Patrick Henry, students must obey a curfew. They must wear their hair neatly and dress "modestly".

Students must also obey a rule stating that if they wish to hold hands with a member of the opposite sex, they must do so while walking: standing while holding hands is not permitted. And at Patrick Henry, students must sign an honour pledge that bans them from drinking alcohol unless under parental supervision.

Yet these things alone do not make the college special. There are, after all, a number of Christian establishments across the United States that enforce such a strict fundamentalist code for their students.

No, what makes Patrick Henry unique is the increasingly close - critics say alarmingly close - links this recently established, right-wing Christian college has with the Bush administration and the Republican establishment as a whole. This spring, of the almost 100 interns working in the White House, seven are from Patrick Henry. Another intern works for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign, while another works for President George Bush's senior political adviser, Karl Rove. Yet another works for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad. Over the past four years, 22 conservative members of Congress have employed one or more Patrick Henry interns. Janet Ashcroft, the wife of Bush's Bible-thumping Attorney General, is one of the college's trustees.

Critics say that Patrick Henry's system cannot help but produce narrow-minded students with extremist views, but the college's openly stated aim is to train young men and women "who will lead our nation and shape our culture with timeless biblical values".

"The number of interns [from Patrick Henry] going into the White House scares me to death. People have a right to choose [where their children are educated], but we are concerned that they are not exposed to the kind of diversity this country has. They are training people with a very limited ideological and political view. If these young people are going into positions of power, they have to govern with all people in mind, not just a limited number."

The extremely narrow views held by all fundementalists are at odds with modern society to begin with and are further exasperated by a devout belief that "their way" is the only "right way".
Having that seep into the running of our government has already brought on the negative outcomes of our Attorney General slashing $60M from anti-terror initiatives and devoting the agencies under his auspice to pornography & prostitution crack downs.
We have a CINC framing unnecessary warfare as righteous because the Lord told him so.
With the Right to Choose clandestinely under attack via the "Unborn Victims" legislation steamrolled through the approval process, we are looking into the maw of a legislated neo-Puritanism.

posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 09:48 AM
Here's two escapees from Jr. Republican Bible College.

No wait, Jenna and Baby Babs got their family values at home.

posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 09:57 AM
Considering the profusion of Liberal collage campuses, I think we can stand to have a few right wing ones. I don't agree with what they believe but they have the right to believe it just as those at UC at Boulder have the right to believe whatever socialist agenda they want to pursue.

No matter how many interns from PHC the Bush adminstration is using, I doubt George W. is getting BJs from any them. I'm not sure that GWB smokes cigars either.

I would be willing to bet that these few right wing collages get a lot less federal money than their much more numerous liberal counterparts get too.

I'm afraid I don't see much of a problem here.

posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 10:23 AM
I agree totally that PH College has a right to teach whatever they like, and to enforce whatever codes of conduct they wish. I share many of their social positions and teachings related to the authenticity of Scripture.

What does concern me is that the next generation of Christian leaders are being led to believe that this President is a Christian (when he is a member of a Satanic organization and openly promotes the thoroughly ant-Christian, anti-American, anti-democratic values of the NWO) and that his terrible foreign policy is just or godly in any way. Concerned, yes...thinking their could/should be any government intervention against that college or any other remotely like it--absolutely not.

posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 01:35 PM
I could care less if a school wants to reinvent the social standards of the 1800's and teach a book of fictional didactic morality plays as actual fact.
I'm concerned with these under equipped/ill equipped individuals having fast track access to the halls of power that govern a very diverse country, as ours is.

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