C.J. Mahaney, Sex Abuse, Failure to Report, Statute of Limitations, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Lawsuit, Pedophiles, T4G
The Washingtonian released a new article after spending many months investigating Sovereign Grace Ministries, CJ Mahaney, and the many cases of alleged sex abuse named in the lawsuit brought on by victims (named and anonymous). The Washingtonian article is fee-based, but Bob Allen from Baptist News Global reported on the story in his article, Tale of evangelical sex scandal hits Washington newsstands. Here is an excerpt from Allen’s article:
A class action lawsuit accusing Mahaney and other Sovereign Grace leaders of covering up sexual abuse of children was dismissed by a trial court because Maryland law requires sex abuse victims to file lawsuits within three years of turning 18.
The Washingtonian quoted Susan Burke, the lawyer who represented the alleged victims in Maryland, saying she still plans to file another lawsuit on behalf of clients making similar allegations in Virginia.
Mahaney denied claims against him in the lawsuit in 2014 but said he couldn’t speak specifically because of the pending lawsuit. “I look forward to the day when I can speak freely,” Mahaney said in a statement released May 22, 2014.
C.J. Mahaney has been going on with life as normal, and his speaking engagements have been building up lately, with full approval of his celebrity Christian leader friends who have supported him all these years.
Previously, he was laying low while the scandal was in the spotlight. He is currently slated to speak with his BFFs at the upcoming Together for the Gospel 2016 conference (along with plenary speakers: Albert Mohler, Ligon Duncan, Thabiti Anyabwile, John MacArthur, David Platt, Matt Chandler, Kevin DeYoung, and R.C. Sproul).
Sorry, C.J., the spotlight may have been dimmed for a while, but those of us who have been following this case will not stop putting you and your failure to protect those in your care in the cyber spotlight.
Speaking of spotlight – I wonder if C.J. Mahaney has seen the movie, Spotlight?
C.J. Mahaney could have written the script from a Protestant perspective. I believe he knows it well.
Update: For those on Twitter, the hashtag for the upcoming T4G conference is #T4G16.