Patrick Henry College (‘God’s Harvard’) Accused of Brushing Off Reports of Sexual Assault on Campus

Just a couple of weeks after Bob Jones University told the ministry Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) that its services wouldn’t be needed anymore in investigating instances of sexual abuse on campus, another fundamentalist school is in the spotlight now for pretty much the same awful reason.

At Patrick Henry College (below), a private Christian school that sends a disproportionate number of graduates into political fields and has been dubbed “God’s Harvard,” it appears that reports of sexual abuse have not been taken seriously even after female students step forward with their stories.

Kiera Feldman has the harrowing story in New Republic:

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Pro-Life Atheist Speaks to College Group, but Not Without Some Controversy

Last week, atheist Kelsey Hazzard, who runs the group Secular Pro-Life, was scheduled to speak at the University of Georgia to the members of Students for Life about the secular case against abortion.

Which apparently left vandals in a state of confusion because it’s not very often that the worlds of atheism and abortion collide in this way. I’m not sure if it was the Christian side or pro-choice side that was more upset about it, but someone felt compelled enough to destroy the posters:



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This is a Powerful Way to Combat a Christian Speaker at Your University

Last week, Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias spoke at the University of Pennsylvania. The event, sponsored by local Pastor Aaron Campbell and not a campus Christian group, had been in the works for years.

How would you respond to that even if you were an atheist on campus?

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A Baptist College in Texas Now Has a Hilarious New Name

Texas Baptist College really wants foreign students to attend the school.

But in order to maintain their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) status allowing them to accept those students, they have to be incorporated within the state. But in order to be incorporated within the state, they have to be an accredited institution of higher learning.

Which Texas Baptist College is not. Because it’s not *really* a school where you go to learn things. It’s one of those indoctrination camps where you learn how to become a servant of the Lord and little else.

It’s a school where the application asks if you’ve attended a movie in the past year, and if so, when. (Same with dancing.)

Anyway, this is not a school that’ll pass any sort of accreditation test anytime soon. So, claiming they’re remaining “true to our convictions of remaining independent, the school is just changing names instead.

Texas Baptist College no longer exists.

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A Short Film About Giving Up Faith and Gaining Even More

If you were at the London Short Film Festival last month — and I’m sure you were — you may have seen Nathan Deming‘s 20-minute film about giving up his faith and regaining both his sexuality and sanity. It’s called “Tongues” and he just put it online (some scenes NSFW):



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