SNAP and Others Protesting T4G Event

By | April 6, 2016

Hello All:

This is Janna L. Chan, the site’s moderator. Please see the  following press release/general information about a protest against the Together For the Gospel Event (T4G) that is being sponsored by the organization SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused By Priests). Despite many calls to do so, the organizers of T4G have refused to dis-invite C.J. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Churches, the denomination he founded, despite the fact that both Mr. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Churches have been the subject of a civil lawsuit and a criminal trial through which they have been very credibly accused of covering up child sexual abuse.

Contact Information

Pam Palmer, an advocate against abuse allegedly committed by C.J. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Churches, has asked us to post the following message.

Dominic and Pam Palmer will be traveling to protest with SNAP Louisville. All concerned people are invited to join us, if the they can. If they have questions, they can email me.

For more information: David Clohessy (314) 566-9790 cell,, Pam
Palmer (240) 994-1278 cell,

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Meet in front of KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, KY

Anyone else who is concerned but can’t make it is encouraged to email at and politely, yet firmly communicate your concerns on this issue.
In addition, you may choose to email directly any of the leaders of T4G: Al Mohler, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan .

Thank you,

Pam Palmer

Please see a PDF below containing the entire Press Release.

SNAP Media Event Annoucement – Protest at T4G Conference

Also, please note that one of the organizers of the event has asked that people post a comment or send us an e-mail if they have contacted the organizers of T4G to protest against T4G’s inclusion of speakers/organizations that have a documented history of enabling the cover-up of child sexual abuse.



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Renee Gamby

Stand in support with my mom, Pam Palmer, and others as they protest today in Louisville, KY, by signing the petition below for T4G to remove C.J. Mahaney from speaking at their conference!

It is an outrage that they would have him speak while he is facing serious allegations of allegedly covering up child sex abuse!


Here is a link to my message to T4G leaders:
Melody Kay Young


I wrote to all three men and to the organizers of the conference, hoping it makes a difference, and doing the least I can for the abused and their families. I have also been working on a letter to the elders at church informing them of what they surely don’t know about men they admire.

Pam Palmer

In addition, you may choose to email directly any of the leaders of T4G:

Al Mohler –
Mark Dever (
Ligon Duncan (

You are welcome to comment here that you emailed them to show solidarity.
Thank you for your concern for SGM sexual abuse victims!

I have emailed all three men. Here is a copy of my email. Feel free to copy and paste it. Please take the time to add your voice to the call for the removal of C.J. Mahaney from the T4G conference. You can make a difference! And please remember to pray for Pam and the others who will be protesting with SNAP outside the conference. Thanks.

Dear Dr. Dever

I write to add my voice to those who are requesting that C.J. Mahaney be removed from his role as a plenary speaker at the upcoming T4G conference.

Additionally, I request that you remove Mark Prater and Ian McConnell from their scheduled break-out session where they will be recruiting churches to join their denomination.

As SNAP director, David Clohessy said: “It’s reckless and callous when clergymen give prominent positions to colleagues who face charges of concealing child sex crimes. It actually makes churches more dangerous. It discourages other church members and staff who see, suspect or suffer child sex crimes from speaking up. It emboldens those who commit and conceal child sex crimes.”

Thank you for consideration of my request.

Todd Wilhelm

“Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)