There are more details that we are unable to reveal, but they are all nearly identical circumstances to many of the other stories that we have heard and/or published where he has brought a young lady up to Headquarters, and then taken advantage of her emotionally.While we cannot be positive of Bill’s intentions in these specific cases, at best his behavior has been shown to be exceptionally thoughtless and foolhardy towards young women, and at worst, it appears similar to predatory “grooming.” Which begs the question: .
She accepted the job he offered, having no idea what she would actually be doing.
Reader, Many of you are aware that we have run a number of articles in which young ladies have chronicled an unusual form of emotional and sexual harassment experienced while working for Bill Gothard at the IBLP [Institute in Basic Life Principles] Headquarters [HQ] in Oak Brook, IL.
In addition to these published accounts, we have continued to receive emails and personal contact from other young women stating that this also happened to them or that they personally witnessed it taking place.
We believe that no one is beyond the reach of God’s grace, and we will be the first to welcome his sincere, heartfelt repentance demonstrated in both word and action.
Please pray with us for Bill Gothard to acknowledge and confess the truth, and for the physical, spiritual, and emotional safety of these many young women.