“What about churches, Christian institutions, and Christian schools? The Penn State disaster must serve as a warning to us as well, for we bear an even higher moral responsibility.
The moral and legal responsibility of every Christian — and especially every Christian leader and minister — must be to report any suspicion of the abuse of a child to law enforcement authorities. Christians are sometimes reluctant to do this, but this reluctance is both deadly and wrong.”
-Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
It would appear that C.J. Mahaney’s generous donations to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (where Al Mohler serves as President) are still paying dividends. Initially the cash donations appear to have purchased Mahaney the friendship of Al Mohler. Mohler has steadfastly supported his friend, brushing off charges of blackmail and covering up sexual abuse by stating, “There is nothing in this current situation which would leave me to have even the slightest pause of confidence in him.”
The information below was found in SBTS “Roll Call” Magazine. It shows Covenant Life Church donated up to $24,999; Sovereign Grace Ministries donated up to $99,999; and C.J. Mahaney donated $100,000 or more to Southern Seminary.
Now, after Mahaney has been dis-invited from speaking at several conferences, it appears Al Mohler is attempting to resuscitate Mahaney’s dying conference career by appearing at a conference with him. This of course flies in the face of a resolution passed at the Southern Baptist Convention which states “RESOLVED, That we encourage all denominational leaders and employees of the Southern Baptist Convention to utilize the highest sense of discernment in affiliating with groups and or individuals that possess questionable policies and practices in protecting our children from criminal abuse;”
The main impetus for this resolution was the disturbing ongoing friendship and unmitigated support of C.J. Manhaney by Southern Baptist leaders Al Mohler and Mark Dever. I have previously posted a video of Mohler heaping rich praise on Mahaney here. Additionally I have posted a recording of Mark Dever praising C.J. Mahaney in the introduction of a sermon he preached at Mahaney’s church in Louisville, KY here.
C.J. Mahaney appears to be a big fan of Al Mohler. Below are links to recommended reading by both men. You will notice that Mohler’s list came out in June. Five months later Mahaney’s list came out and many of the books are taken from Mohler’s list! Mere coincidence? I doubt it. Mahaney seems to have perfected flattery as a means of ingratiating himself to the celebrity preachers. I would think that intelligent men such as Mohler would see through the flattering comments, but apparently not.
Below are some tweets I culled off of C.J. Mahaney’s site. This is merely a representative sampling of the many times Mahaney mentions Mohler.