“Pastors C. J. Mahaney and Joshua Harris have resigned from the council of The Gospel Coalition (TGC) after a former youth leader was convicted of sexually abusing three boys at the flagship church of Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM).
The conviction has renewed debate over how much SGM pastors knew about abuse allegations in their church network, and whether or not they dissuaded victims from reporting abuse to the authorities. In May 2013, a judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against SGM based on the statute of limitations having expired. (An appeal will be heard in early June.) Meanwhile, Al Mohler and other TGC leaders explained why they hadn’t publicly addressed the controversy surrounding Mahaney.”