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Legal complaint filed in Vision Forum case

Religion | The possibility of a messy trial brings important reminders about Christian clarity
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/16/14, 12:18 pm

In the April 5 issue of WORLD, we reported on the closing of Vision Forum Ministries (VFM), and the fall of its leader Doug Phillips. In October of last year, Phillips resigned as president of VFM, admitting to a “lengthy, inappropriate relationship” with an unmarried woman that included “an inappropriate physical component.” Yesterday, attorneys for that woman filed a complaint in a San Antonio court against Phillips, VFM, and Vision Forum Inc. (VFI), the for-profit company Phillips owns.

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Bill Gothard resigns from ministry

Religion | IBLP’s longtime leader steps down amid allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 3/07/14, 07:05 am

Bill Gothard has resigned as president of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and from its board and affiliates.  

The announcement came Thursday night in a letter to families associated with the IBLP’s Advanced Training Institute from David Waller, ATI’s administrative director.

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Bill Gothard placed on administrative leave

Religion
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 2/27/14, 09:20 pm

The board of directors of the Institute for Basic Life Principles has placed its longtime leader Bill Gothard, 79, on “administrative leave” while the board investigates claims that he years ago engaged in sexual harassment and other misconduct.

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