God’s Next Army
Next Army investigates God Patrick Henry College (PHC), created five years ago in Virginia, near Washington DC. Its mission is to train young fundamentalist Christians to become the next generation of cultural leaders and politicians in the United States. Despite the separation of church and state enshrined in the Constitution of the United States, with financial support from the evangelical community college is to “rechristianise” United States “to save the world from the evil of man “.
PHC students are an isolated group who come from close-knit communities where everyone prays together and shares moral certainties. Most have been educated at home and have not had any contact with social diversity and political and intellectual cut and thrust of mainstream schools. Derek Archer, a future student of the APS believes home – school has protected the “moral decay of the world.”
Once at school, students ceremonially sign a covenant committing themselves to a strict code of conduct: no alcohol, drugs or obscene literature, sex will be reserved for marriage, biblically resolve personal conflicts, students will be by above reproach, they respect the principles of evangelical Christianity and lead the nation for Christ.
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