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The devil didn't make him do it. His lust for young ladies who had the right appearance didn't make him do it. He sinned because God lifted his blessing from Gothard because he didn't meditate on Scripture enough. And he's just the man to set everyone straight!
See Don Veinot's commentary about Gothard in his new blog post this AM: "It's Deja Vu All Over Again"
This brings me so a few questions. Since Bill Gothard has lived unaccountably for decades and is unrepentant for his lack of integrity and moral lapses, on what basis would anyone view him as now qualified to lead or begin a new ministry, especially one about accountability. I am not saying Bill Gothard would never be qualified to be in or lead a ministry. As I have said in the past, the message of the Christian faith is repentance, forgiveness and restoration. However, the first hurdle must be cross, repentance. Sadly, that is the one Bill Gothard continues to refuse to do.