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(The New Republic)   Evangelical Patrick Henry College, forbids students to smoke, drink, swear, dance or even date without written parental permission; and of course, in keeping with biblical principles, if you are raped it's your own fault, you filthy harlot   (newrepublic.com) divider line 252
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2014-02-20 03:45:00 PM
I drive by this place a lot as it is in the next town over from me, and I sear I never drive by without feeling a creepy shudder down my spine,  there is something   wrong about that place that is totally at odds with the fairly beautiful campus buildings that face the roads.  Part of it is I never actually see any people on campus...walking to class, hanging out on the quad, etc...
 
2014-02-20 03:59:45 PM

Magorn: I drive by this place a lot as it is in the next town over from me, and I sear I never drive by without feeling a creepy shudder down my spine,  there is something   wrong about that place that is totally at odds with the fairly beautiful campus buildings that face the roads.  Part of it is I never actually see any people on campus...walking to class, hanging out on the quad, etc...


Came here to say something very similar. It is not a good place.
 
2014-02-20 04:17:21 PM
Wow...that story was horrifying but sadly, all too predictable.
 
2014-02-20 04:22:36 PM
Stop it, you guys are freaking me out.
 
2014-02-20 04:32:27 PM
That's not significantly different from the Fark rape thread principles.
 
2014-02-20 04:33:02 PM
Is it still okay to park your crazy wife in the basement while you get remarried?
 
2014-02-20 04:33:54 PM
Cultists gonna cult.
 
2014-02-20 04:34:14 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-20 04:34:18 PM
Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?
 
2014-02-20 04:36:21 PM
Right up there with al queda and the taliban.

People like this need to be purged from the land.
 
2014-02-20 04:36:51 PM
Strumpets, the lot of them.
 
2014-02-20 04:37:24 PM

ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?


http://www.thefire.org/  might disagree with you.
 
2014-02-20 04:37:49 PM

vudukungfu: People like this need to be purged from the land.


Are they the problem, or the system that created them?
 
2014-02-20 04:38:31 PM

ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?


They all went out of business giving their students handouts and Cadillacs.

/Poe's law
 
2014-02-20 04:38:50 PM
Quick check of the website tells me that...

Because the College is recognized by the Department of Education as an eligible institution, PHC families are eligible to take advantage of student loans. To take advantage of these benefits, please be sure to use the College's OPE ID number 039513-00.

This school is utterly farked. Have fun with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
 
2014-02-20 04:39:13 PM
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2014-02-20 04:39:44 PM

ikanreed: vudukungfu: People like this need to be purged from the land.

Are they the problem, or the system that created them?


static.gamespot.com

/Purge it all
 
2014-02-20 04:39:49 PM

Boojum2k: ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?

http://www.thefire.org/  might disagree with you.


Right, I forgot.  Teaching anything that might construed as supporting a liberal cause is the same thing as "you must be a conservative christian and obey arcane rules while attending here" cult-schools.
 
2014-02-20 04:39:53 PM

ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?


Fundamentally, the conservative brain is stimulated by fear and disgust, and conservative leaders control their followers by ginning up fear and disgust against outsiders. Following the rules is how you identify fellow insiders. And of course this is why conservative movements are so vulnerable to purity purges (see, for instance, RINOs).

Conversely, the liberal brain is stimulated by novelty and risk. You can no more enforce rules on liberals than you can herd cats, and this is why left wing movements are so prone to fragmentation.

tl:dr: Conservatives are Sparta. Liberals are Athens.
 
2014-02-20 04:39:53 PM

Boojum2k: ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?

http://www.thefire.org/  might disagree with you.


That's... umm... not a school.
 
2014-02-20 04:40:10 PM
I think the worst part is that by and large, these students are too sheltered to know any better regarding their rights. Their parents raise them in bubbles of religious rhetoric and hand them off to a college that they pay to do the same thing.

That being said, if I had a daughter who was assaulted and the lady who worked for the college implied that it was her own fault, I don't think they'd manage to pull me off her until I'd gouged at least one eye out.
 
2014-02-20 04:40:14 PM

gnosis301: Stop it, you guys are freaking me out.


At night they say you can see shadows behind the walls and plumes of ghostly smoke rising from the roots of the trees. If you stop for a while you'll hear the anguished cries of the damned souls that failed to heed the warning signs, and so must now call nightly for fresh blood to satiate the gods and demons that call that foul place home.
 
2014-02-20 04:40:44 PM

what_now: Quick check of the website tells me that...

Because the College is recognized by the Department of Education as an eligible institution, PHC families are eligible to take advantage of student loans. To take advantage of these benefits, please be sure to use the College's OPE ID number 039513-00.

This school is utterly farked. Have fun with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.


I'm unfamiliar with the rules in this area. Can you elaborate?
 
2014-02-20 04:41:07 PM

scottydoesntknow: ikanreed: vudukungfu: People like this need to be purged from the land.

Are they the problem, or the system that created them?

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/Purge it all


Why not both?  Seriously?  For mass murder?  I'm just pretending you're serious, and wondering if you actually think killing them all is a good way to handle the broken right wing.
 
2014-02-20 04:41:59 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: gnosis301: Stop it, you guys are freaking me out.

At night they say you can see shadows behind the walls and plumes of ghostly smoke rising from the roots of the trees. If you stop for a while you'll hear the anguished cries of the damned souls that failed to heed the warning signs, and so must now call nightly for fresh blood to satiate the gods and demons that call that foul place home.


Pffft...  I have to put up with the same crap every time I visit my grandmother's house.
 
2014-02-20 04:42:06 PM
tl; dr..... Fundie school, operating under a thin veneer of moral superiority, blames the woman for enticing men to commit sexual crimes. Like this is a surprise to anyone.
 
2014-02-20 04:42:42 PM
"Your sins are the only interesting thing about you boring f**ks" --Doug Stanhope
 
2014-02-20 04:45:00 PM

ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?


well "liberal doctrine" is a bit of an oxymoron but maybe that's the point.

Many years ago the New Yorker did a piece on PHC that was deeply disturbing to me, not because of their strict ultra-orthodox evangelical beliefs (their "science" department teaches a curriculum  that  is predicated on "young earth" creationism BTW)  but because of the aggressive emphasis they have in placing their grads in political positions, AND the eagerness with which the GOP congressmen and Senators sought them out as staffers because of their "ideological purity".   I think a lot of what gets done on Capitol Hill happens at the staff level, and a lot of the polarization and intransigence we see from the GOP can be directly attributed to a lot of the PHC grads and people like them on Congressional staffs (also their attitudes probably don;t help that whole "war on women " thing)
 
2014-02-20 04:45:06 PM

ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?


Outside of banning firearms on campus, there really isn't  "policeable" doctrine that might be considered liberal.
 
2014-02-20 04:45:47 PM
Ah, this must be the imaginary "rape culture" that everyone is always telling me doesn't exist, and is a creation of evil feminist nazi soldiers.
 
2014-02-20 04:45:59 PM

Boojum2k: ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?

http://www.thefire.org/  might disagree with you.


False analogy is false.

Reading is fundamental.

You are an idiot.
 
2014-02-20 04:47:23 PM
Teaching faculty must also sign the "Statement of Faith", plus a more detailed "Statement of Biblical Worldview", which represents the college's requirements for what should be taught.[25] For example the Biblical Worldview Applications states that, "Any biology, Bible, or other courses at PHC dealing with creation will teach creation from the understanding of Scripture that God's creative work, as described in Genesis 1:1-31, was completed in six twenty-four-hour days."[26]
 
2014-02-20 04:47:40 PM

Strolpol: I think the worst part is that by and large, these students are too sheltered to know any better regarding their rights. Their parents raise them in bubbles of religious rhetoric and hand them off to a college that they pay to do the same thing.

That being said, if I had a daughter who was assaulted and the lady who worked for the college implied that it was her own fault, I don't think they'd manage to pull me off her until I'd gouged at least one eye out.


If you had a daughter that attended that school, you'd probably agree with that lady and make  a point to whip you daughter with a belt for her impurity the next time she was home on break.   These is some scary people when you get down to it, and they have just as many votes as you when it comes to having a say in how the country is run.   More maybe because of the "quiverful" movement
 
2014-02-20 04:48:03 PM

czetie: Magorn: I drive by this place a lot as it is in the next town over from me, and I sear I never drive by without feeling a creepy shudder down my spine,  there is something   wrong about that place that is totally at odds with the fairly beautiful campus buildings that face the roads.  Part of it is I never actually see any people on campus...walking to class, hanging out on the quad, etc...

Came here to say something very similar. It is not a good place.


"I ain't  go'n anywhere near reaver Evangelical Patrick Henry Collage, them people ain't right".
 
2014-02-20 04:48:10 PM
As reprehensible and twisted as this it it is, in essence, NO DIFFERENT from a major secular college protecting its male jocks from rape and molestations charges. At this school its ...but Jesus! at  a PAC 10 school its ... but TV money!
 
2014-02-20 04:48:15 PM
I went to a small, ultra-fundie school like this for my first two years of college. It's where I learned to smoke pot.
 
2014-02-20 04:48:41 PM
FTFA: This, however, was Patrick Henry College (PHC), the elite evangelical school better known as "God's Harvard."

Who the hell ever said that with a straight face
 
2014-02-20 04:49:10 PM
Good.  Maybe this will help them awaken to their religion's hypocrisy.
 
2014-02-20 04:49:45 PM

vudukungfu: Right up there with al queda and the taliban.

People like this need to be purged from the land.


Put them all on an island and let god sort them out.

I vote for Papua New Guinea.
 
2014-02-20 04:50:09 PM

Delawheredad: As reprehensible and twisted as this it it is, in essence, NO DIFFERENT from a major secular college protecting its male jocks from rape and molestations charges. At this school its ...but Jesus! at  a PAC 10 school its ... but TV money!


Both are false gods.
 
2014-02-20 04:50:11 PM
That's weird as Patrick Henry was a bartender and home-brew enthusiast.

No word on whether or not he was a rapist.

Give me libations or give me death!
 
2014-02-20 04:50:47 PM

what_now: This school is utterly farked. Have fun with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.


Unfortunately, PHC grads are deeply entrenched within DC's power structures. Also, taking them on would set off every False Outrage Alarm that the right can muster.
 
2014-02-20 04:50:56 PM

Free Radical: You are an idiot.


Take it up with FIRE, they're the ones claiming widespread liberal indoctrination. *eyeroll*

So Patrick Henry College gets to ignore most federal laws on sexual assault on campus because they don't take federal funds? How about we stop letting colleges pretend to do law enforcement, period. College administrators shouldn't be in the loop for any actual crime investigation.
 
2014-02-20 04:51:00 PM

ikanreed: vudukungfu: People like this need to be purged from the land.

Are they the problem, or the system that created them?


Chicken, egg.
 
2014-02-20 04:51:36 PM
They held the regional science fair there the year I went. PLACE WAS farkING CREEPY. I was doing this project on genetic basis for old wives' tales and some professor there started twitching every time I said "sex" when discussing sex-linked traits.
Later I heard him muttering about how high school girls shouldn't be talking about sex.
 
2014-02-20 04:51:46 PM
I wonder how many women are raped at this school verses a secular school each year?
 
2014-02-20 04:52:16 PM
BUT DID HE PLAY ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM?!!
 
2014-02-20 04:52:20 PM

Boojum2k: ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?

http://www.thefire.org/  might disagree with you.


What the fark.

How is this even remotely the same thing?

Please show me a school that actually forces people to smoke pot and play ultimate frisbee to attend.
 
2014-02-20 04:52:48 PM

crab66: Boojum2k: ikanreed: Has anyone noticed that there aren't liberal schools where the rules say you have to obey liberal doctrine?

http://www.thefire.org/  might disagree with you.

What the fark.

How is this even remotely the same thing?

Please show me a school that actually forces people to smoke pot and play ultimate frisbee to attend.


Yes, please. I have some graduate studies I'd like to pursue.
 
2014-02-20 04:53:31 PM
Is there another link somewhere that contains a news story rather than something that reads like a chapter from someone's book?
 
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