If you want to see what LeSueur’s vision of government looks like, take a look at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. Patrick Henry was founded in 2000 for young people who share their Christian right ideology-whose training in American government is filtered through biblical worldview. In 2004, the year the college graduated its first class, Patrick Henry had more White House interns in one season than any other country, that’s not all that is the whole reason for the colleges founding. Patrick Henry exists for the development of right-wing commandants who, armed with their fundamental skills and debate conscience will rise upon Capitol Hill and claim it for Christ.
More than 90 percent of Patrick Henry students have parents who educate their children at home; for fear that the secular classroom will put in demise the faith of their children and family. There are many Christian colleges nationwide- Cameron Strang graduated from Oral Roberts University, Ryan Dobson attended Biola, formerly known as the Bible College of Los Angeles, and Wil Graham holds a diploma from Liberty University (see last article on Men of Politics), just to name a few, But while these colleges stress the Bibles guidance, there is no place quite like Patrick Henry College.
Patrick Henry offers a program for parents who want to keep their kids at home while learning. Patrick Henry offers a distance learning program, making its fundamentalist classroom a national one. To claim the Government for Christ, a true student dedicated to both Christianity and Government must train on campus at Patrick Henry four-year political boot camp, fifty miles from the White House. Parents may be reassured by the college’s Christ-centered curriculum, but that’s just the beginning of what happens- a higher calling is what the school has in mind for its graduates.
To give you one example Students and recent graduates have been given entry to the nearby corridors of government; even the former dean of academic affairs stepped down to accept a senior level position with the Bush administration in foreign policy.
The Students that attend Patrick Henry through their curriculum of Christ and government shall go on to “lead the nation and shape the culture”.