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Bill Gothard on Education: Jeri Lofland’s Thoughts

“My parents began homeschooling me in third grade, and enrolled in Gothard’s Advanced Training Institute, a curriculum exclusively for alumni of his Advanced Seminar, before I started seventh grade. Our family was part of ATI until I reached my mid-twenties. The following statements are the main points from a session of Bill Gothard’s Advanced Seminar.”

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The Political Reach of Bill Gothard: Jeri Lofland’s Thoughts

“With Bill Gothard’s ceaseless emphasis on authority, obedience, and chain-of-command, it should be no surprise that he is compulsively attracted to men (and more rarely, women) whom he perceives to be in a position of power. He believes without question that his organization has answers that can solve the problems faced by any public official, if they can only work together to promote Gothard’s vision. This characteristic has resulted in an extensive mycelial network whereby Gothard silently influences public policy across the country.”

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