Update (July 22): GRACE has spearheaded a public statement and petition urging evangelicals to increase discussion of and responses to child sex abuse within churches. The Southern Baptist Convention passed a similiar resolution at its June annual meeting.
Third Update (May 24): Scot McKnight disagrees with the many prominent Reformed supporters of C. J. Mahaney. "There is blatant failure here to recognize the complicity of a leader in what transpired under his watch," he writes.
McKnight supports the view of GRACE's Boz Tchividjian who, noting that the now-dismissed lawsuit's allegations are "one of the most disturbing accounts of child sexual abuse and institutional 'cover up' I have read in my almost 20 years of addressing this issue," writes:
These leaders have once again, and perhaps unwittingly, demonstrated the art of marginalizing individual souls for the sake of reputation and friendships. ...Does this mean that a jury is required ...1