Sovereign Grace Ministries Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuit

February 26, 2013 in Sovereign Grace Ministries

From NBC News:

A small evangelical church group has invoked the First Amendment  in asking a Maryland judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing church  leaders of covering up allegations of sexual abuse.

Sovereign Grace Ministries says in a motion to dismiss the  lawsuit that Maryland courts can’t get involved in the internal  affairs of church business.

The church group’s lawyers also say the case should be thrown out  because its allegations are so vague. For instance, they say the  lawsuit leaves unclear how old the plaintiffs were at the time  they say suffered abuse.

The suit was filed in Montgomery County. The church recently  moved its headquarters from Maryland to Louisville, Ky.