Pete Chagnon - OneNewsNow - 4/20/2009 9:20:00 AM A new movie is highlighting an important aspect of a conservative liberal arts college based in the Washington, DC, area.
Come What May was recently released on DVD and follows two students at Patrick Henry College who seek to overturn Roe v. Wade in the school's moot court competition. Mike Farris, chancellor at PHC, says the movie is based on an actual event.
"The story has been radically changed for the theatrical purposes, but the essence of it is true. We had young people who were required to argue principles that were contrary to their convictions, and they stood up for what was right," he explains. "And we'll see whether the young person does the same or not. But I play myself as the moot court coach at Patrick Henry.
Farris points out that PHC enrolls a lot of homeschool kids, but the college is not exclusively for homeschoolers. He adds that the school is there for Christians who want to be trained in leadership.
Patrick Henry College, located in Purcellville, Virginia -- approximately 50 east of the nation's capital -- offers legal, political, and journalism coursework as well as a wide variety of liberal arts.