Update (July 3): C. J. Mahaney, former president of Sovereign Grace Ministries, has announced that he will no longer participate in the Together for the Gospel conference, a biennial gathering of pastors that Mahaney co-founded. Even though the lawsuit against him now has been dismissed, "the lawsuit could prove a distraction from the purpose of this important conference," Mahaney stated.
The conference, scheduled for April 2014, aims to affirm the core truths of the gospel and will include speakers such as Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, John Piper, and David Platt.
Mahaney's full statement from the Together for the Gospel conference website is as follows:
After much prayer, reflection and counsel I have decided to withdraw from participation in the 2014 Together for the Gospel conference. My reason for doing so is simple: I love these men and this conference and I desire to do all I possibly can to serve the ongoing fruitfulness of T4G. Unfortunately, the civil lawsuit ...1