Anonymous asked: Do you think any of the Bates or Duggar girls have been abused by Gothard?
I highly doubt it. I can’t say for sure whether or not the rumours about Gothard abusing people are true and I believe in the whole “innocent until proven guilty thing”. However I have seen a lot of substantial reasoning on Recovering Grace, and the circumstances around his leaving are somewhat suspect.
But even if he has abused people, the Duggar and Bates girls aren’t at all the type he’d go for. Most of the allegations on Recovering Grace come from girls with troubled backgrounds, who are isolated from other IBLP girls. The Duggar and Bates girls come from strongly ATI families, and are very social, plus none of them have ever spent extended periods of time at IBLP by themselves. The most they’ve done is Journeys to the Heart, and with the exception of Jana have always been with other siblings.