BILL GOTHARD'S SEX ADDICTION PATTERN BY SYNTHIA ESTHER
BILL GOTHARD - EMOTIONAL RAPE OF THE INNOCENT
By Synthia Esther
November 1, 2014
Article News Source: Numerous news reports including, but not limited to:
www.recoveryingrace.org – The Goddard file / “Sacred Grooming” and Wikipedia.
Under a facade of ministry and piety their lurked an old, sexual diviant behind the mask worn by male sexual predator, William W. (Bill) Gothard, born November 2, 1934 (age 79), B.A., M.A., Ph.D., founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). IBLP is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving youth and families through God-ordained leaders (Bio source: billgothard.com). In 1984, Gothard founded the "Advance Training Institute" (ATI), a home schooling program modeled after the Sermon on the Mount (Wikipedia).
The TLC Christian family show, "19 Kids and Counting", stars the Duggars, who were reported in various news media to have supported Bill Gothard's ministry at one time. Since the news and media disclosure of their son, Josh Duggar's sexual child molestation when he was a young underage teen, towards five adolescent females (four of which were reported to be his sisters), the Gothard story has become old news. On a side note, Josh Duggar's past adolescent records should have remained legally sealed. It is a crime that his past actions were disclosed, in this writers opinion (refer to this website's "Josh Duggar" page, for additional opinion and report).
DISCLOSURE - WHISTLE BLOWING
Thanks to a whistle blower named “Tony” - who Bill Gothard is said to have called, “The Agent” of Satan, in a 19 page defamation letter. And after a reported “34” courageous, women's complaints. Bill Gothard, Ph. D., has been officially labeled “a deceptive fantasy sex addict”. Gothard used his clout, ministry title, and biblical authority, to provide an in road by which he eased his sexual desires and lustful tensions when he hired, harassed and seduced, young, innocent personal secretary's, basking in their adulation, adoration, praise, and attention. His brother, Steve Gothard, while also working for IBLP, was accused of much the same sexual impropriety.
Instead of Tony (a former Mennonite – who was excommunicated and shunned by his church due to Bill Gothard's character assassination), being an agent of Satan, we learn the Gothard brothers were the ones working an evil, sexual sin agenda. I have read “Meg's” story and confession (one of many to come forward with testimony), of Bill Gothard's sexual proclivities, heavy intense - horny breathing, playing footsies, thigh, neck rubs, hand holding, and petting massages. He also had a fantasy of physical perfection, as he desired and arranged for Meg to have removed from her neck, skin tags, that he claimed were “distracting”. Other damaging evidence by innocent female, victims testimonies (the following is a list of all currently published allegations from the recoveryingrace.org website) confirm he was into sexual foreplay no matter how he defines his actions:
Megan’s Story, published April 3, 2014 (external link)
Robin’s Story, published March 10, 2014
Rachel’s Story, published February 17, 2014
Ruth’s Story, published February 12, 2014
Charlotte’s Story, published February 5, 2014
Meg’s Story, published January 20, 2014
Grace’s Story, published April 8, 2013
Annette’s Story, published May 9, 2012
Lizzie’s Story, published April 20, 2012
I conclude, Bill Gothard, is a very sick man in need of intense , professional, psychological Christian therapy and counseling. Gothard's statement (as posted on his website) literally shocks one's conscious, as he confided (statement in part):
"...my actions of holding hands, hugs, touching of feet or hair with young ladies crossed the boundaries of discretion and were wrong. They demonstrated a double-standard and violated a trust. Because of claims about me I do want to state that I have never kissed a girl nor have I touched a girl immorally or with sexual intent."
It is Bill Gothard's full statement and his own words that serve to seal any doubt in this readers mind that he was and is a very troubled, repressed, lonely man. Gothard obviously has a deeply rooted, sexual lust problem, and may have fared much better if he had kissed a girl, married and had children. As the Apostle Paul confirmed in 1st Corinthians 7:9, it is better to marry than burn with lust. Inquests into Bill Gothard's actions have only served to fuel the need for additional questions and answers.
Does Bill Gothard suffer from sexual suppression, repression, insecurity, shame, lack of emotional well being, and healthy self confidence? God only knows what his seated, psychological, social problems were and are. It is obvious he is an older man, who personally selected young, innocent, female victims he could manipulate and control, rather than seek out a mature, Godly, age appropriate, woman he could bond with and marry. Both Gothard brothers lived a secret double-life that lead to predatory actions.
BILL GOTHARD HAS NOT SHOWN TRUE SPIRITUAL REMORSE FOR HIS ACTIONS
Bill Gothard betrayed the trust of those in his care and under his influence. He very slowly groomed his choice of many, young, innocent females that he found physically attractive and appealing, with little regard of the emotional harm, wounds, trauma, strife, he inflicted. Betrayal bonds are traumatic. It is a very sick mentality to justify, or think, that just because he did not kiss or touch these women in private areas, that they were not harmed. Emotional rape is rape just the same! Sexual harassment shows the predator's lustful, fantasy mind set. The degree of intent does not eliminate the cause and effect of the trauma so induced. Sexual predators most always seek to minimize and negate their negative, evil actions (reference articles on addiction cause and affect at: www.synthiaesther.com).
New Age, Occult visualization guru, *Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich” (who barely got by, spent more money than he often made, and was married three times), has a lot in common with ministry leaders, Bill and brother, Steve, as they all used sexual transmutation as an ego sexual boost . By their example and writings, we learn of their touted lust addictions as a source and outlet of sexual excitement and fulfillment. Preying on pretty, female play things, as personal secretary's to meet their lust needs, who are most often half their age, is a desire of the “Hugh Hefner's” in the world, not wise, men of Holy inspiration and God fearing logic that the Gothard brothers promoted themselves to be.
* Napoleon Hill writes in his book, “Think and Grow Rich”, pages 176-177, concerning male-female sexual transmutation being an important key to success linking the powerful ability of an exciting, female secretary as a source of inspiration.
In this writers opinion, the likes of Napoleon Hill, Bill and Steve Gothard, are a dime a dozen. Sexual lust and excitement will not meet soul and spiritual needs only God can fill. True success in life occurs only when we live in surrender to God's word, will, and ways. These men sought to supply their lack of faith in God alone, and the Holy wisdom, education, and knowledge He provides, with the lure of lust, and attraction to animal magnetism.
Bill Gothard was a male sexual predator who selected and groomed his victims slowly and wisely. His actions were well calculated in the beginning of his addiction pattern to lust and as time went by, and he thought he had gotten away with crimes deep within his heart, his sin pattern grew to consume him and his chosen female victims. The emotional and mental rape of innocent women betrayed, is no less a sexual invasion, with lasting scars hidden deep within their soul and spirit. Bill Gothard's sins found him out. Thanks be to God! My prayers go out to his "many" victims, that their healing be swift, with their heart finding the power to forgive. I also pray all sexual predators find Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, to fill the deep hole within their soul and spirit.
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