Sunday, October 25, 2015

Christian homeschooling organization used and heavily promoted by the Duggar family is being sued for covering up, you guessed it, sexual assault and harassment of employees.

Courtesy of the Washington Post: 

Five women have sued the Institute in Basic Life Principles, once a leader in the Christian homeschooling movement, charging that the organization and its board of directors enabled and covered up sexual abuse and harassment of interns, employees, and other participants in its programs. 

Each of the plaintiffs — Gretchen Wilkinson, Charis Barker, Rachel Frost, Rachel Lees and a Jane Doe — seeks $50,000 in damages, alleging that the organization and its board acted negligently, with willful and wanton disregard for them, and engaged in a civil conspiracy to conceal the wrongdoing. 

The lawsuit is the latest chapter in a long-simmering scandal that has engulfed the ministry once admired by conservative Christian parents for teaching them how to raise obedient, devout and chaste children since the 1960s. The ministry has found dedicated followers in politics, including Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), who sought to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as House Speaker, and in entertainment. 

Last year founder and long time President, Bill Gothard, resigned amid allegations that he had sexually harassed more than thirty female employees over the years.

Oh and who could forget this:

Earlier this year, IBLP was once again in the headlines after the gossip magazine In Touch reported that Josh Duggar, the eldest son of reality television stars and longtime Advanced Training Institute members Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, had been sent to an IBLP training center as a teenager after he admitted he had sexually abused four of his younger sisters and a family friend.

That's right, the guy who the Duggars sent their sister fondling son to in order to straighten him out, had to resign in response to charges of sexual harassment, and his organization is being sued for covering up similar activities among staff members.

Oh and Josh Duggar himself is currently in hiding in response to being outed as a customer of Ashley Madison, having admitted to a porn addiction, and being accused of paying a porn star for rough sex. 

Gee, uh...anybody else seeing a pattern here?


  1. Uh... the liebrul medias are stepping up their war of extermination on good upstanding religious folk? They're so obvious!

  2. Anonymous7:19 AM

    But, but they Successfully raise chaste children! What could go wrong?

    1. Don't forget devout and obedient.

      I imagine the obedient takes precedent over the chaste, otherwise more children would be coming forward to report.

  3. Anonymous7:29 AM

    So OT but so fkunny. Pee pond can't understand why their hero is not showing up to run the marine marathon she was suppose to be running today. Could it be that she found out recently that she had to wear her bib number 11 the entire time which is tracked and knows there is no way in hell she could cheat. Ha here bib is still at the start line after 2 hours.

    1. Anonymous7:48 AM

      I am dying. Now they are saying she is not running because she will miss church. Crap my pants hilarious

    2. Sarah quit the marathon? Didn't see that coming.

    3. Anonymous8:14 AM

      It's so funny the way they keep making excuses for her. No matter how many times she has let them down, they still hold on to the belief that she is going to declare her candidacy for Presidency at any moment. It must be so easy to pull the wool over the eyes of these poor souls. Notice, though, that old VG has pretty well given up on the idea of their Sarah ever running again.

    4. Anonymous8:20 AM

      NOW she went to see VG and The Boss instead.
      Giggling......oooooh the stupid. It burns!

    5. Anonymous8:24 AM

      LMAO that there is no place to train for Marathons in Wasilla in the winter.

      Beginning Monday September 28th: Winter Hours
      7 days a week 7:30am-8:00pm

    6. Anonymous8:26 AM

      Is our favorite MOH Marine in the race? Remember back in the "engagement" days he had signed up for an Iron Man contest.
      A 5k run hosted by the Marines seems like it would be a breeze for him to participate in.

    7. Anonymous8:33 AM

      That site creeps me out.

    8. Anonymous8:47 AM

      palin45potus • 16 minutes ago

      Guys, we were pranked on the Sarah Palin running.

      She wouldn't run as Sarah Palin, she'd run as Sarah Heath.

      Methinks a lefty signed her up to establish the quitter meme again.

    9. Anonymous8:54 AM

    10. Anonymous10:42 AM

      Yeah, palin45potus. the lefty was me.
      Eyeball roll.

    11. Anonymous11:23 AM

      Maybe her latest cosmetic surgery was a disaster? Maybe it is taking longer to heal now she is older. Strange for her to stay out of camera range.

    12. Anonymous11:56 AM

      Some lib wants to make Sarah look like a quiter so they spent the $500 to register as her and not show up. /S

      Do they actually hear themself

    13. Anonymous2:50 PM

      Once again, the Palin obsessed mob hijacks a thread on a serious subject. Congratulations, dumb asses.

    14. Anonymous4:32 PM

      2:50 Palin still gets the most comments - and will until our work is done and she is exposed for the mentally ill fraud she is or she dies of her own bad way of living. Either oitcome works for me...both would be better.

    15. 2:50pm thinks they're hall monitor.

    16. Bibs got GPS/fitbit?

      That's going to end her running career.

  4. Frosty8:06 AM

    As Gomer Pyle would say about that home schooling business, "Surprise, surprise"....

  5. Anonymous8:12 AM

    Here's some good news out of Iowa!

    The stigma of atheism has faded in Iowa

    Why fewer rural Iowans are going to church

  6. Anonymous8:16 AM

    This whole movement is nothing more than a training school for pedophiles and a breeding program to make more victims.

    1. Anonymous8:53 AM

      Know what gets me, 8:16 AM? That the Duggar's supposed original solution was to put inside-locking doorknobs on the girls' bedroom doors.

      "Make sure you lock yourself in at night in case your brother comes prowling..." It's just manly urges...holy crap!

      My eight year old granddaughter finally got up the nerve to speak on camera two weeks ago in order to stop mandatory weekends at her birth father's house for such nighttime "visitations." What kind of monster would do such a thing?

      Why $arah's constant sexual innuendo to President Obama creeps me out. sick Sick SICK!

    2. Anonymous11:26 AM

      What if there was a fire and the bedroom doors are locked? It would have been smarter to have the little pervert locked up in a REAL facility for counselling.

    3. Anonymous4:22 PM

      Just chain the bastard to the pipes near the furnace, since their "counseling" is apparently as flawed as Markus's clinic, why punish the lambs when you can chain the wolf?

  7. Sexual abuse isn't about the sex- it's about the power. And people who tend towards an authoritarian religion are heavily into the power: who has it, who uses it. A conservative Christian organization is going to be heavily loaded with people who want to extend power over others, so the fact that this particular organization has leaders who sexually molest women and girls isn't a particular surprise.

    1. Anonymous9:35 AM

      Your first sentence describes the GOP perfectly.

    2. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Absolutely. You nailed it.

    3. Anonymous4:27 PM

      But the parents said the girls were asleep when it happened and only found out when it hit the media. Would christians lie like that??? Of course they would, They were in it for the money and free stuff. The girls must feel horrible knowing the parents took the brother's side again, and again.....

    4. Anonymous7:56 PM

      I think in Josh's case, it started out as repressed sexuality and then expanded to a power situation as well. I don't consider porn actresses to be highly credible but I do believe he roughed up the ones he slept with. It's a shame and a crime that his indoctrinated wife is being made to shoulder the blame for his problems.

  8. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Law & Order, Special Victims Unit tx show is featuring a show based on the Duggars sexual abuse on Wednesday night, Highlight of show is the mother saying the abuse was a "blessing!"
    lord, have mercy!

  9. Yup.... the pattern is.....Sexual repression leads to sexual aggression.

  10. None of this surprises us. These scripts write themselves. We witness it over and over to the point it becomes predictable.

    The louder a person proclaims their faith, the more suspicious
    I become. That you've got to sell others on your wonderfulness usually indicates you've got something to hide.

    Dedicated people of no faith and faith alike live their beliefs,
    they don't spend time advertising them. Only weak minded and insecure people need you to validate them.

  11. Anonymous2:10 AM

    Gryphen, it's Bill Gothard, not Goddard. Keep it easy for folks to find him here, I'm sure he'll resurface.


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