Her allegations brought down megachurch pastor Bruxy Cavey. Then the anonymous trolls came for her. This blog follows the drama.
In December 2011, at the age of 20, I was an eager freshman at the University of North Carolina. I had recently gotten engaged with an evangelical Christian woman whom I had known for a year. My plans for wedding rings and a white wedding dress were put on hold as I attended my first meeting of Campus Crusade for Christ, a conservative student organization. This meeting was held on the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina. I had the opportunity to meet the charismatic evangelist, Jimmy Seale and ask him for a date. That date turned into an 18-month courtship and marriage. I was married to my college sweetheart on April 22, 1990, three months shy of my 19th birthday. I had never actually met Cavey, a former student of mine, prior to going to UNC.
Cavey was my boyfriend for three academic years. We never discussed our relationship or our relationship with the organization. He was the only person who knew the details of my relationship with Jimmy and me. I was totally fine keeping this information to myself.
After my wedding, Jimmy left UNC without giving me a good reason. He had planned to return to seminary and return to the church, but he had never come to terms with our relationship or accepted my marriage, so he had moved on to other relationships. A few months after my wedding, he left UNC for a semester, and I never saw him again. He was to continue his studies at the University of Georgia.
When I turned 21, Jimmy came back to UNC to start the process of becoming a graduate student and attending school full-time. We were to work together full-time. We were both getting ready to graduate from UNC with degrees in English. We would become professors, but we had yet to consummate our relationship. Jimmy needed to graduate and attend seminary to get into a graduate program.
Jimmy was working on his dissertation