And I am not ashamed of those facts!
What troubles me about some reactions to the Andy Savage story is how they assume this is normal behavior of evangelical ministers or even young Christian men.
It is not! We are not all predators.
When I was twenty-two years old, I was not trying to figure out how to get a teenage girl to perform oral sex on me. I did not think up a way to get her alone on a secluded lane to exploit her for my pleasure.
Please do not assume every young man in his twenties behaves in this way or would given the opportunity. That is a false assumption.
Also, please do not assume every young evangelical pastor behaves in this way or finds this behavior even remotely acceptable. I don’t.
And when I was in a position of power in ministering to young college coeds, I did not even once entertain such an abuse of power. My point is that this is not normal behavior for male ministers with character.
Like assuming all men are cheaters after your husband cheats on you, I advise caution when painting all evangelical ministers with the same brush as someone who has committed clergy sexual abuse.