Thursday, March 06, 2008
For years, families have enjoyed the captivating "read-aloud" nature stories in Character Sketches, Vol. I -III, and have eagerly awaited the often-promised Volume 4.
Just today a group of current and former ATI families filed a class action lawsuit against IBLP for failing to write the remaining volumes of the series.
"How will we illustrate the rest of the character qualities to our children if the Institute never gets around to writing about them?" asked an ATI parent. "We just want Mr. Gothard to deliver what he's promised."
A spokesman for IBLP said he had not reviewed the lawsuit, but called the action "baseless and irreverent."
"We are engaged in serving the Lord every day," he said. "To suggest that we've defrauded families in ATI is very disrespectful. Besides, it's Larry Guthrie's fault the other Character Sketches never got written."