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Rape Culture and Protecting Their Own: Questions of Cedarville, ABWE, and Christian Culture

Penn State’s firing of Joe Paterno likely would not have ruined his career (had Paterno not died soon after), because sports culture protects its own. Like sports culture, church culture does much the same – Donn Ketcham found a new church home shortly after being terminated from ABWE, and Michael Loftis finds protection amongst the board members at Cedarville. What needs to happen, if we truly want to care for survivors, is a cultural change – one that not only holds rapists accountable but those who protected them, as well.

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