Bill Gothard, founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles and the ATI homeschooling program has resigned from his position as head of the organization due to 39 women saying he sexually harassed them and reports that he knew about child abuse and didn’t report it. If you’re not familiar with him, his most famous followers are the Duggar family from the reality series 19 and Counting. As someone who worked at his conferences as a teen and was part of the ATI program for several years…I’m not really surprised by this. The whole thing is basically a personality cult with a veneer of biblical ‘truth’.
The group is losing a ton of money every year and hosting around 10% of the seminars they did even from 2010 and this will probably bankrupt them altogether.