Bill Gothard Scandal Finally Picked Up By Mainstream Media

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The Washington Post ran a story yesterday that spoke of not only the allegations against Gothard and his removal as head of IBLP but also giving mention to other recent scandals involving sexual abuse in the Evangelical world. They interviewed some of the ladies Gothard preyed upon who've told their stories through Recovering Grace and also pointed out that the Duggars follow his teachings and that Bill Gothard has been embraced by many in the Republican Religious Right. … [Read more...]

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IBLP Board Places Bill Gothard on “Administrative Leave”

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousWORLD Magazine has just announced that Bill Gothard, founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and the Advanced Training Institute homeschool curriculum, was placed on “administrative leave” by IBLP’s board of directors. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Removed From Power?

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by Kevin Swanson from Generations With Vision and reposted at Ladies Against Feminism - We're Entering an Era of Truth Friends, I am recommending that something be done. Honestly, there has to be something to be done about these rumors relating to Bill Gothard. Hopefully there are leaders, pastors, all over America coming forward. And there were so many churches working in tandem with Bill Gothard, through the 1970′s, 1980′s, 1990′s, I mean man, there must have been hundreds if not thousands of churches, that joined forces with this non profit ministry. It’s time that there be something of a church trial. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Silence in Abuse

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by Boz Tchividjian, Executive Director of Grace - Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment posted at Religious News Source - A Church Silent in the Face of Evil is No Church at AllGRACE was recently fired from it's investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at Bob Jones University. There is nothing silent about being silent … [Read more...]

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Bill Gothard: When People Know…and Do Nothing

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism (Editor's note: You may notice that we are featuring two of Libby Anne's posts on one day. It's because here on Valentine's Day I am celebrating Love For Libby Anne day as well. She's always thoughtful, articulate and well-written. If you're not acquainted with her many excellent posts I would encourage you to spent some time in the next few days reading through her archives. We love you Libby Anne!) … [Read more...]

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The World I Dream Of

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by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking LlamaI dream of a world…- where women are not shamed because of their bodies, where men can take responsibility for their own sins rather than trying to oppress and control others.- where those who are bravely trying to expose abuse and injustice within an organization are no longer accused of slander and publicly shamed by those who claim to speak on behalf of God. … [Read more...]

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The Dark Side of Faith

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by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking LlamaThere is a dark side to religious devotion that is too often ignored or denied. As a means of motivating people to be cruel or inhumane—as a means of inciting evil . . . there may be no more potent force than religion.When the subject of religiously inspired bloodshed comes up, many Americans immediately think of Islamic fundamentalism, which is to be expected in the wake of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. But men have been committing heinous acts in the name of God ever since mankind began believing in deities, and extremists exist within all religions . . . Plenty of these religious extremists have b … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: So Abolitionists & Pro Lifers Are Alike?

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by Brent Aucion from John Pipers Desiring God - The Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement How should Christians respond to these attacks on crisis pregnancy centers?First, Christians should see crisis pregnancy centers as arms of the church fighting for the oppressed, much like the anti-slavery organizations of Antebellum America. Secondly, we should take heart, remembering that the much-maligned abolitionist societies persevered and, in the end, prevailed. But, thirdly, we must remember that their success was not guaranteed and it came at a cost. … [Read more...]

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Love & Death in the House of Prayer (A Rolling Stone Expose)

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By Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog  The Talking LlamaHello, everyone. I’m back from a month-long blogging break.The big story of the day is this investigative piece by Jeff Tietz for Rolling Stone Magazine about the cult I was in and the loss of my best friend. He does an excellent job of explaining how the group formed and how it all went wrong, and paints a beautiful picture of Bethany as she was known to those who truly loved her. … [Read more...]

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Christian Cliches: “Don’t Be Lukewarm”

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsWhen I was a member of Maranatha Campus Ministries in college in the early 1980s, we used to drive five hours to Seattle every few months for a regional "Maranatha Leadership Training Seminar," or "MLTS."  Maranatha considered every member of its churches to be in training for some sort of Christian leadership.   If you were called to Maranatha, you were supposed to be part of a special rank of Christians-- God knew who His leaders were and deliberately called us into this ministry.  We were meant to stand out, to be a cut above. … [Read more...]

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