Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Gospel Coalition's Inclusion of CJ Mahaney: Words are not enough.

Adapted from two works by nakedpastor David Hayward with much gratitude.

The Real Left Behind

Children in Gaza

As it appears on the petition:

C.J. Mahaney is facing serious charges of allegedly covering up child sex abuse, yet he is still a speaker at the Together for the Gospel Conference (T4G) going on this week. 
"Every time a complicit church official is honored, it discourages victims, witnesses and whistleblowers from exposing predators, warning parents and protecting kids. Giving corrupt men like Mahaney praise and visibility contributes to the already strong sense of powerlessness that many who saw, suspected and suffered sexual abuse within churches feel. It decreases the chances they'll find the courage and hope needed to speak up about horrific wrongs. Essentially, it sanctions the concealing of sexual assaults against children." 
-SNAP letter to T4G

Read SNAP's statement HERE.
Please sign THIS PETITION to have C.J. Mahaney removed as speaker from the conference this week. 

Share on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #T4GStandWithSurvivors

Follow Pam Palmer's blog here.
(Pam is mother to one of the numerous victims.)
Follow the Facebook page in support of SGM Survivors who are protesting the conference.

Other articles and open letters 
(by no means inclusive; just what I could manage before going into overload and uncharitable thoughts):