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The Crusading Bloggers Exposing Abuse in Protestant Churches

Sarah Stankorb

No one was paying attention — until these armchair investigators came along

During the fall of 2017, along with the rest of the country, Jules Woodson watched the Me Too movement play out in the media. As women came forward to expose the predatory behavior they’d survived, the Colorado Springs-based flight attendant reflected on a night in 1998, when Andy Savage, the youth pastor at her local church in her hometown of The Woodlands, Tex., offered her a ride home.

Sarah Stankorb
Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb is an award-winning, Ohio-based writer and a fan of heart-felt truth telling. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, O Magazine, Marie Claire, Vogue, Longreads, Glamour, Catapult, Slate, The Guardian, The Atlantic, CNNMoney, Fusion, GOOD Magazine, Salon, KIWI, Babble, Geez, The Morning News, DAME Magazine, The Establishment, Christian Science Monitor, Brain, Child Magazine, Proto, Bethesda Magazine, and Cincinnati Magazine, where she contributes regularly. She writes about religion, politics, feminism, health and the public good.

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