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"Sexual harassment is to a large extent intent, and my intent was never to harass them."When will we learn that this isn't the point?¬†In fact, the legal understanding of sexual harassment includes the possibility that...
"‚ the perpetrator may be completely unaware that his or her behavior is offensive or constitutes sexual harassment or may be completely unaware that his or her actions could be unlawful." (wikipedia)This reminds me of the recent story of the statutory rapist who's article was posted by Christianity Today's Leadership Journal in which we became painfully aware that the perpetrator was completely unaware of his guilt or the ramifications of what he had done. After a tide of complaints, CT finally pulled the post and issued an apology. I have friends who are victims of Gothard's "inappropriate" behavior. Gothard promises to¬†go to everyone and personally apologize. My friends aren't interested because they detect¬†that Gothard is still under the impression that they desire¬†to be in his presence and receive is charms and will get hurt again. Why are we not getting this? With the CT rapist, he felt it was consensual. He still¬†thinks¬†his victim¬†wanted it as much as he did. I believe Gothard lives under the same illusion that his victims wanted it and that it was consensual. This is the deceit those in power often live under‚ that they can have whatever they want and their subjects are willing and even longing to provide it. (Are you a victim of this or something like it? Come join others who are too and understand at The Lasting Supper.)