I got about two-thirds of the way through the Second Amended Class Action Complaint and Jury Demand filed by attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against young, restless, and reformed icon, C.J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM), two SGM churches, one SGM school, and ten other SGM leaders.1 Truth is, I couldn't go on. It's most horrifying and even solicits the deepest anger and rage from a person's soul.
To imagine these poor children--children then the ages of my five grand babies now--might have suffered such degraded inhumane treatment creates in me a state of suspended moral numbness. What is more unimaginable are the inward realities of the children who were tortured repeatedly over several years apparently by a ring of like-minded pedophiles who fulfilled their twisted desires by exploiting the most helpless among us--our little children.
I am no lover of thrashing music though I understand in part the socio-psychological frustration behind some of it. Below are the lyrics to the song by Swedish thrashers, Degradead. The song is entitled "Depths of Darkness" and surely reflects with ugly accuracy the repeated but rebuffed cries of the sexually abused children.
Afterwards, I'll link to the amended class action complaint. BE WARNED: IT SHOULD ONLY BE READ BY MATURE ADULTS. THE CONTENTS ARE DISTURBING AND GRAPHIC
SECOND WARNING: THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT SHOULD ONLY BE READ BY MATURE ADULTS. THE CONTENTS ARE BOTH DISTURBING AND GRAPHIC
Second Amended Class Action Complaint and Jury Demand filed by attorneys representing the planitiffs in a class action lawsuit against C.J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries, two churches, one school, and ten other leaders
1The two churches are Covenant Life Church (CLC), Gaithersburg, MD and Sovereign Grace Church (SGC) of Fairfax, VA. CLC has removed its affiliation with SGM since the lawsuit, an undoubtedly discouraging decision to Mahaney since he founded the church and SGM while pastor at CLC. Apparently, SGC in Fairfax has also pulled its affiliation with SGM. Covenant Life School is a subsidiary ministry of CLC in Gaithersburg.