HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Kallie Culver’s blog Untold Stories. It was originally published on June 16, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA. <Part One Homeschooling: The Girl Behind the Mask For my family, homeschooling was both a calling my parents felt and a practical venture for a season. I am the only child, in my family of nineRead more
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“It is time for Homeschoolers Anonymous to talk about Bill Gothard. It is time to speak up about Gothard, the Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP), and Gothard’s homeschooling cult, the Advanced Training Institute (ATI). I have been blown away by the response to my initial discussion among our alumni community. People are excited to tell their ATI stories.”Read more
“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.”Read more