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Category Archives: Gothard Files

Their Day in Court: Part Three

22 February 2019, 10:05

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This is part three of a three-part series.Part OnePart Two Motion for Sanctions: Plaintiff Megan Lind Megan Lind (her story HERE) was the last plaintiff to be called to the stand. Megan is my sister. She and I had sat next to each other the entire day, writing notes back and forth and silently communicating […]

Their Day in Court: Part Two

22 February 2019, 10:00

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  This is part two of a three-part series. Part OnePart Three Motion for Sanctions: Jane Doe IV Jane Doe IV was next on the stand, and she walked up with just as much confidence as Emily, and with a determined expression on her face. Jane Doe IV has since outed herself to some friends and […]

Their Day in Court: Part One

22 February 2019, 10:00

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What follows is part one of a three-part personal account of the hearing and some of the events leading up to it, written by a member of the Recovering Grace leadership team who was there. (Part Two) (Part Three) Hearing Day The morning of the hearing started for the plaintiffs at the Fairfield Inn and […]

Negligence Lawsuit Filed Against IBLP

21 October 2015, 13:03

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Dear Recovering Grace Reader, Late yesterday afternoon we received an email from a Texas-based law firm notifying us that a lawsuit had been filed against the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and its current board members, John Stancil, Anthony Burrus, Gil Bates, Timothy Levendusky, Stephen Paine, and David York. The lawsuit (which we have reviewed in its […]

Church Celebrities Who are Above Criticism: Bill Gothard

1 July 2015, 06:00

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“He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.” (Job 12:20) In a post put up a couple weeks ago, I recounted how, in the late sixties, my dad, Joe Bayly publicly criticized Bob Jones University. He did so in his monthly column in ETERNITY Magazine. It was also […]

Failure to Repent: Tell It to the Church

27 June 2015, 21:27

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June 24, 2015 Rev. William Gothard [mailing address redacted] Dear Bill, With much prayer and consultation, as called for in Proverb 12:15, we are informing you in writing and as a follow up to our May 29 conference call that it is necessary to take our involvement in seeking your repentance to the next level, […]

The Characteristics of a Sexual Groomer

23 June 2015, 07:54

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When I think back over my life, and what happened to me when I was 20, when I met Bill Gothard, I think of this quote from the character of Rosa Dartle in David Copperfield. With my good, acute memory that never allows me to forget, I can put myself back in that room, that […]

Bill Gothard’s New Website

3 June 2015, 10:42

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Late last night, Bill Gothard’s personal website, billgothard.com, launched a complete redesign with new content. Included in this new content was a statement by Bill Gothard in which he attempts to address some of the issues that we have raised on our site over the past four years. Additionally, there is an entire page dedicated to personal testimonies […]

IBYC Board Minutes 1977-1980

4 January 2015, 08:23

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For readers interested in the corporate governance of the Institute in Basic Youth Conflicts (IBYC, now IBLP, Institute in Basic Life Principles) during the period leading up to and through the Scandal of 1980, the minutes from Board of Directors meetings are attached.  Some names have been redacted, including those of victims caught up in the […]

The Package: Bill Gothard’s Knowledge of Sin

29 December 2014, 00:00

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Suggested viewing from IBYC management for the publication staff, photographed on the sidewalk outside HQ. 1980

    Detailed Knowledge Summary Bill Gothard has denied publicly — for 34 years — that he ever had any knowledge of any details of immorality before April of 1980 (the first time that Tony asked to meet Bill privately with a report of what was being discovered). Gothard has made this denial to the […]