When Homeschool Leaders Looked Away: The Old Schoolhouse Cover-Up

Terrible account of abuse in Christian homeschools, courtesy of Homeschoolers Anonymous.

Homeschoolers Anonymous

Photo from Olivia House Photography. Image links to source. Photo from Olivia House Photography. Image links to source.

By Hännah Ettinger (Wine & Marble) and R.L. Stollar (Homeschoolers Anonymous)

American Christianity is actively facing a sexual abuse crisis

This crisis is more than just the evangelical community’s time to face their failings and follow in the steps of the Catholic church. It is a crisis of power and of children’s rights. It is a story about protecting abusers in order to preserve existing power structures in evangelical communities.

Sexual abuse in Christian homeschool communities continues to be uncovered as leaders and organizations like Bill GothardDoug PhillipsC.J. MahaneyBob Jones University, and Patrick Henry College have faced heat for either their own sexual abuse of those under their spiritual authority (Gothard, Phillips), or protecting sexual predators in their communities (Mahaney, BJU, PHC).

Each of these names is closely linked to the Christian homeschool community…

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