Evangelical College's Chief Says There Are No Gay Students on His Campus

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Patrick Henry College

Michael P. Farris is chancellor of Patrick Henry College, in Purcellville, Va. He told a local newspaper that he believed the blog Queer at Patrick Henry College must be a hoax because no gay person could sign the college's honor code.

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Patrick Henry College

Michael P. Farris is chancellor of Patrick Henry College, in Purcellville, Va. He told a local newspaper that he believed the blog Queer at Patrick Henry College must be a hoax because no gay person could sign the college's honor code.

Patrick Henry College has never claimed to be a gay-friendly campus, but could a gay student even exist at the evangelical Christian institution? Michael P. Farris, the Virginia College's chancellor, has his doubts.

Mr. Farris, who this month briefly threatened to sue the anonymous authors of a blog called Queer at Patrick Henry College, now says the Web site must be a "hoax." A gay person "could not sign our honor code," Mr. Farris told