Mancow Muller writes an open letter in the Daily Herald calling on James MacDonald to repent. Early in January of 2018 in covering the Harvest Bible Chapel scandal I asked the question if Mancow Muller incited James MacDonald to launch a lawsuit. In the Daily Herald this blog got its answer.
“Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.”
Jean de la Bruyere
25 “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison.
Matthew 5:25 NLT
Mancow is on the far right.
This blog has written several articles about Mancow Muller and Harvest Bible Chapel. You can read those in, “Did Mancow Muller Incite James MacDonald to Take Legal Action Against The Elephant’s Debt?” and “Did Mancow Muller Troll The Wondering Eagle as “Fellow Human?” Did the Infamous Shock Jock in Chicago Troll Headless Unicorn Guy and Others?” Given the relationship with Mancow Muller and James MacDonald this was an aspect to the scandal that needed to be covered. On January 25, 2018 in the Daily Herald Mancow wrote an open letter to James MacDonald. You can read that open letter in, “Mancow: Speaking my truth to Harvest Bible Chapel’s Pastor James.” In that article there was one thing that caught my eye that deserves to be pointed out. Up above you can see the previous articles written about Mancow and Harvest Bible Chapel at The Wondering Eagle. One asks the question if Mancow incited James to file a lawsuit. The article I wrote was dated on January 4, 2018. Now let me quote from the Daily Herald article.
But then I couldn’t understand many of his tearful conversations with me. I told him repeatedly I felt like Mr. Magoo wandering around blindly. Who were all these people that were out to get him? What were they lying about? How were they attacking our church? “If they are lying, you must fight back!” I told him: “Get ahead of this thing!”
I gave him the number of my lawyer.
He then decided to sue some of his critics and one pesky reporter who was asking difficult questions.
He told me that simply by suing his detractors he would win because people would be afraid to talk about him for fear of a lawsuit.
When I read the lawsuit online, my stomach sank. To me it seemed as if it were written by Pastor James MacDonald himself. Still I continued to believe “God is good and will prevail” and “all things work together for the good.”
So it looks like the lawsuit was encouraged by Mancow as he gave the number to his lawyer. While I am touched that my analysis is correct before all this information became public I am still saddened. The truth of the matter is that in reading, researching and writing about this I would rather be found wrong or incorrect. I don’t enjoy writing articles like that and I wish that this blog didn’t have that kind of perception of understanding of American evangelicalism. So while I was taken back by seeing Mancow affirm my analysis can I also ask the following question. If Mancow is sincere in his open letter in the Daily Herald then why am I blocked by Mancow on Twitter? Did the article I wrote above hit too close to home in light of how the scandal with Harvest Bible Chapel has played out? Was I blocked out of guilt? I will take a back seat and wait for more information to come forward. Mancow the ball is in your court.