More Equal Than Others

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveWritten and posted April 13, 2016Yesterday morning I was reminded anew how true the above sentiment is. Why? Because Hokey Gajan died.Likely you don't know who Hokey was unless you are from South Louisiana and an LSU or Saints football fan.In my very brief time at Baker High School in Baker, Louisiana Hokey sat very near me in biology class. I didn't know Hokey well or very long, in fact the only time he spoke to me was to hiss at me to let him see my test paper. Yes, yes, the big football hero routinely cheated on his biology tests from looking at my paper. … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard’s Abuse is Not a Surprise

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundIf you follow developments in homeschool leadership, you likely know that prominent homeschool leader Bill Gothard is alleged to have sexually groomed and molested dozens of young women during his leadership career in homeschool and other fundamentalist Christian circles, beginning in the 1970s and continuing until he stepped down from leadership a couple years ago. You likely also know that a handful of graduates from his leadership programme, IBLB, are suing Gothard, and subsequently the entire IBLP leadership board for turning a blind-eye to Gothard’s crimes. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bill Gothard Cannot Be A Sexual Molester Because He Preaches A Hard Word?

by unnamed Bill Gothard supporter at Discovering Grace.Com - Did He Do It?Editor's note: This site was supposedly put together by supporters of Bill Gothard but has most of the same content that Bill Gothard's ministry site has, word for word. ICANN registry used to show it was registered to Gothard, but now the registry information is private. So what are Bill and his 'supporters' trying to do on this site and in this quote? They are trying to claim that none of the sexual abuse he's being sued for happened. There are over 60 accusers. Think about that for a moment, 60, not 1 or 2. All young women who worked under him at ATI/IBLP. Ridiculous reason for claiming he didn't do what he's … [Read more...]

News: New Charges Brought Against Bill Gothard

According to an article in the Washington Post new allegations against ATI founder Bill Gothard. One of the women coming forward in the new lawsuit filed yesterday says that she was raped by Bill Gothard and another man on campus. The details of this are getting increasingly worse, with allegations of being sold into human trafficking and charges of molestation by others at IBLP.  Apparently several of Gothard's victims went to law enforcement and law enforcement declined to prosecute. From the Washington Post: … [Read more...]

SkullDUGGARy: An Effect Gothard’s ATI Movement Won’t Own

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental I realize that I am the ‘Johnny-come-lately’ to this subject   BUT....   After poring over the many disturbing facts surrounding Josh Duggar’s  molestations, I want to extend the focus from Josh’s deviance and his parents’ learned, willful  ignorance and denial to what I believe to be at the root of their troublesome response... which would be: … [Read more...]

News: Bill Gothard Defenders

Got up this morning to two sets of surprising news. First, there is now a site up that defends Bill Gothard. It's name, 'Discovering Grace', is a play on words on the website 'Recovering Grace'. Recovering Grace is the website where Bill Gothard was outed as a serial fondler and sexual creep by many of his teenage victims. Curious that this is going up a mere ten days after the lawsuit against Bill's IBLP Board of Directors. Very Bill Cosby-like.  The ICANN registry is unrevealing, showing only that the site owner purchased it through Tucows in Toronto and that they paid for a Privacy registry service so that no one can know who actually owns the site.  But it is almost certain that Gothard o … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard Talks to The Daily Mail About Josh Duggar Molestation

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThere's no indication if The Daily Mail got an actual interview with former IBLP/ATI head Bill Gothard or if this is cobbled together from other interviews of Gothard or off his own website or promotional materials. But Gothard is addressing Josh Duggar's time at the Little Rock, Arkansas counseling center during the time his family sent him away for sexually molesting his sisters and the baby sitter. … [Read more...]

When Christians Eat Their Own Wounded – Bill Gothard’s New Website

by Suzanne TitkemeyerSeveral different websites and organizations have gone after the very hypocritical IBLP founder Bill Gothard as soon as he emerged back in the public eye. Mr. Gothard is just doing what all the pastors caught with their hands and assorted body parts where they shouldn't be do after the scandal has died down. I think it is also safe to say we're going to also see Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar try to do exactly the same thing within six months, but only after they jettison Josh Duggar due to the pending lawsuit one of his victims filed. … [Read more...]

Family Life Today: Poised to Take Over the Vacancy Left by Vision Forum Ministries

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen the news of the unwanted sexual encounters between Vision Forum's Doug Phillips and Lordes Torres came out followed by the closing of both Vision Forum Ministries and their for profit Vision Forum Inc it left quite a void in the world of Christian Dominionism, Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. Everyone speculated who would take over from the powerhouse dominionist ministry of Vision Forum. But those that might have stepped in to fill the void left by the closing of Vision Forum had their own scandals to deal with: first Bill Gothard of IBLP/ATI, who is huge in the world of homeschooling and dominionism, was accused of groping teenagers working at ATI … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Misunderstanding ‘Patriarchy’?

by Gabriel Hudelson of Thine is The Kingdom - Godzilla on PatriarchyEditor's note: This author is speaking on the HSLDA article published in August titled 'A Line in the Sand' and refuting some of it line by line. HSLDA wrote distancing itself from Doug Phillips, Bill Gothard and their definition of Patriarchy in an attempt to pretend to be different than Gothard and Phillips among other things. Is HSLDA being disingenuous or are they making real theological changes in how they view gender roles and submission of women? … [Read more...]


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