“They Knew and They Let it Happen”

By | November 4, 2015

A new film is set to be released in a few days and it looks to be a good one.  I am hoping for a sequel on all the sexual abuse and cover-up taking place amongst the Protestant clergy.

 

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M. Joy

Oh wow, Todd. I hadn’t heard of this. I’m not sure I could watch it without going over the edge. My husband was abused by a protestant pastor and his church did exactly what the Catholic church did – covered it up and moved him somewhere else.

There is a documentary about abuse in overseas mission schools you might want to see. Tragic. http://www.allgodschildrenthefilm.com/

Very interesting! I hadn’t heard about this movie, thanks for posting this. And yes, we’re well aware how this same dynamic was at play in the cover-up of the child abuse happening in Sovereign Grace under the watchful eyes of Mahaney. His actions as Senior Pastor of CLC, and President of SGM, served to reveal he was hardly the humble servant of God, living the Cross-centered life, that he wanted everyone to believe!

Sometimes these men are brought to justice in this world. I suspect Mahaney is left trying to secretly manage the very real consequences of his sins, and that contrary to what he expected, he’s been unable to progress past the boundaries God placed on him. I suspect he’s living with a great deal of pain that his pseudo-sermons on Job are doing nothing to alleviate. Wonder where those explanations are that he longed to share about the lawsuit but couldn’t, claiming “in the face of an ongoing civil lawsuit, I simply cannot speak”?