Smack, Smack, Smack! Michael Farris Get's Smacked Down Again!

Quoting Joel McDurmon: SMACK, SMACK, SMACK! For everyone who smelt a whiff of squirrely opportunism in the recent Farris swipe at Phillips and Gothard: behold, the scrubbing of old associations was NOT done thoroughly enough. See here.

HSLDA’s Michael Farris just released a blistering white paper condemning Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips. In that paper, Farris declares that Gothard’s teachings “usurp the role of God,” “threaten the freedom and integrity of the homeschooling movement,” are “dangerous,” and have “harmed” “families, children, women, and even fathers.” He also admits that he and the HSLDA board have believed this for years, which is why HSLDA “did not directly promote their teachings.”

So. Let’s get this straight: HSLDA believes that Bill Gothard as a teacher is anti-biblical, freedom-threatening, dangerous, and harmful — and has believed this for years — and despite all that, invited Bill Gothard to be the teacher of state and national homeschool leaders just 4 years ago?