WORLD magazine has just reported that the IBPL board of directors has placed Bill Gothard on “administrative leave.” According to WORLD, the board of directors is now investigating the allegations of sexual harassment and worse, which I reported on several weeks ago.
Only time will tell where things go from here. I sincerely hope the IBLP board of directors will take the allegations seriously and that Bill Gothard’s culture of leader worship will be broken. There is part of me, though, that worries that the board of directors will quickly and haphazardly deem the allegations false and reinstate him. After all, it’s not as though the board of directors hasn’t known of these concerns for quite some time.