I owe a deep and humble apology to “Dr.” The Rev. Michael P. Farris, esq., Chancellor of Patrick Henry “College,” for having incorrectly stated the other day that his Bible college for home-schooled Christians located in our fair county is “unaccredited.”
While it is true that the “college” in 2006 abandoned efforts to gain accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Academy for Liberal Education, Patrick Henry was fully accredited the following year by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), a body established in 1971 “because of the prejudice against creation-science” in the mainstream academic community, according to its founders.
TRACS requires the schools it accredits adopt a statement of faith, binding upon faculty and others, that affirms “the inerrancy and historicity of the Bible” and “the divine work of non-evolutionary creation,” specifically God’s creation of “the existing space-time universe . . . in the six literal days of the creation week.”
TRACS has also been cited for granting recognition to “blatantly fraudulent institutions.”
Glad to have that cleared up. Continue reading