After details emerged that Josh Duggar molested at least 5 girls, including his sisters, records showed that the parents of the family sent their son to a Christian treatment center to address his problems, however, details are coming out on that, too.
Radar Online identified the facility as the Institute in Basic Life Principles Training Center in Little Rock, which was founded by Bill Gothard, a ‘Christian’ writer.
Radar Online reports:
Gothard was previously accused of sexually grooming and inappropriately touching young women in his ministry, and while he was later cleared of any wrongdoing, he resigned amid the scandal.
Today, the centers claim to “strengthen individuals and families through sound Biblical teaching and character development opportunities and to demonstrate Christ’s love through serving,” according to a church website.
The programs have come under fire in the past, with several alumni questioning their methods on online forums. John Krull, Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union called the Indianapolis center an “apalling” “shadow world, where these kids almost disappear” after local Child Protective Services began investigating complaints about the facility. The facility’s Principal, Rodger Gergeni, denied allegations of abuse.
Outstanding! The parents sent their son, who was accused of putting his hands all over his sisters and other girls, into the hands of a touch-y feel-y predator.
A former leader at the center, Harold Walker, confirmed Josh’s attendance to Radar.
“I really don’t remember the circumstances on why Josh came to our center,” Walker said, “He came down … they used to work at the center, the entire family did.”
When asked specifically about the sex crimes claims, he said, “I have to talk to them [the Duggars] about it.”
No further details were offered by the source.
A police report claimed that Jim Bob said church elders had agreed that Josh “needed to be put into a treatment program.”
According to Raw Story, this is a hand-out showing step-by-step how sex abuse cases are handled at IBLP can be seen below, via Recovering Grace:
In section 4 it asked, “Why did God let it happen.” The answer is obviously, ‘immodest dress’, ‘indecent exposure’, ‘being out of protection of our parents’ and finally, ‘being with evil friends?’
According to what Jim Bob, the father, told police, Josh was in the program in Little Rock from March 17, 2003, until July 17, 2003.
Jim Bob and Michelle “said that they were both comfortable that nothing had occurred since [redacted] went through the program in Little Rock. They both felt that [redacted] no longer had any problem and that all of this had been resolved.”
Police could not pursue charges because the three-year statute of limitations (which has changed since then) had expired.
But it’s all good because he was in ‘treatment’.
How about this: Your son needs help, so you get him the best possible treatment possible, and not solely from a Christian establishment.
This isn’t the “Judge not lest ye be judged’ part of the situation. The Duggars already judged others. We’re at the ‘lest ye be judged’ part of the aftermath.
While covering up her son’s sex crimes, Michelle Duggar accepted the Mother of the Year award.
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