She and Lindsey filed for divorce in late June 1994. Once exposed, all of Cheryl Seelhoff’s personal details spurred a smear campaign of sorts.
For the gatekeepers of the Christian homeschooling movement, divorce was an ultimate failing.
Like those fire-and-brimstone evangelists who made the religious right what it was in the 1980s (Jerry Fallwell, Pat Robertson), they promoted deliberately patriarchal models, where wife submits to husband.
Influential minister Bill Gothard, recently accused of sexually harassing ten women, wrote that when a wife initiates divorce, “She’s exposing herself to Satan’s power.” Within days of the divorce filing, Seelhoff’s pastor read the letter accusing her of “adultery” and “lying.” Sue Welch, publisher of magazine, assembled a “packet” about Seelhoff to send to Christian homeschooling leaders.
“When I realized it wasn’t going to stop,” she says of the harassment she experienced from 1994 on, “I felt like I didn’t really have a choice but to file the lawsuit.” Sue Welch, Mary Pride and Joe Williams, her former pastor, were all named as defendants, though by trial time all but Welch had settled for amounts they agreed to keep confidential.Check out the photos of Cara Brett from People Magazine Australia, 04/02/2018.Cara Brett is a British porn actress, glamour and adult model. “One of the good things about being in that community was the relationships that I made with women,” she says.“And, honestly, I really miss that part of it still.