An Open Letter to Talbott Behnken (Concerning the Treatment of Dan Haskell Allegedly by Luke MacDonald)

An open letter to the Superintendent of Harvest Christian Academy in Elgin, Illinois – Talbott Behnken. This is a letter calling for Talbott to admit his error in his gaslighting and enabling of Luke MacDonald’s alleged threat against Dan Haskell at Harvest Christian Academy in April of 2018. 

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

Mark Twain 

“In plain Texas talk, it’s ‘do the right thing.‘”

Ross Perot 

I love you, Lord;
    you are my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
    my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
    and my place of safety.

Psalm 18:1-2 NLT 




I have been meaning to write this for some time. Talbott I look at you as being a true believer. People don’t get into key positions at Harvest Bible Chapel or any of its  organizations unless they have the blessing and reward of James MacDonald. That means they have to get on their knees and kiss James’ ring. Its very much like that scene in the Godfather.  I look at Harvest Bible Chapel not as a church but as a mafia outfit. You had the Gambino crime family in New York City. Out in Boston you had Whitey Bulger lead an Irish crime syndicate. Then you had the Gotti crime family in New York as led by John Gotti. Meanwhile in Chicago you have the MacDonald clan. Every criminal syndicate needs a fixer, a tool that enforces the will and does the dirty work of the organization. 

This blog read on Twitter what Dan Haskell wrote about how Luke MacDonald allegedly threatened his family. I wrote about it in detail in, “Did Luke MacDonald Allegedly Threaten the Family of Dan Haskell at Harvest Christian Academy? Also a Look at How Talbott Behnken Responded.” That was my first venture into writing about issues at Harvest Christian Academy in Elgin, Illinois. What Luke MacDonald allegedly did to Dan is atrocious. The fact that his family was allegedly threatened is troubling. In this situation I see you as the gaslighter which is disturbing because it was Luke who allegedly threatened Dan and screamed at him. 

In the story of Dan Haskell you played a key role in gaslighting him. Though Luke is the one who instigated the incident and screamed at Dan and his beloved Kate. You were the one who kept making the issue Dan. You were the one doing your duty as a fixer in the MacDonald mafia at Harvest Christian Academy. What happened to Dan and Kate Haskell is wrong. It is uncalled for. For me to read about this and your refusal to guarantee their children’s safety is sickening. The fact that Harvest would drag the Haskell children into this situation is quite evil. Children should be left out of the picture and not be harmed. They are not weapons or tools to manipulate people. The fact that this happened at Harvest Christian Academy in light of all the other stories is why Harvest Bible Chapel and Harvest Christian Academy must close. 

Here is what I am going to lay out and want you to follow through on. Harvest Christian Academy will one day close. One day you will also leave. You will only be around long enough until James MacDonald realizes he can’t use you any more. This blog is asking you to contact Dan Haskell and apologize. Admit your error. Admit your roll in gaslighting him. Refund his family any money that is owed. You are going to do this because its the right thing. If you can’t admit your error that says volumes about your personality and character. Dan and Kate Haskell are going to receive an apology one day. If you can’t do that all the videos of watching, everything you have said about faith amounts to nothing because you can’t do the basic element of it. That is go back and work things out. The Haskells are not in the wrong in this situation. It is Luke MacDonald and you, Talbott Behnken who are in the wrong. Another issue I want to address with you in another post is the treatment of RT Maldaner which is also wrong. This blog is going to continue writing about this until this is resolved. The beauty of posts like this is that they are easy to find and when people Google your name, this will come up in its place. 

Do the right thing Talbott. This blog will reach out to you shortly and request a statement on what happened to the Haskells. 

Take care, 

Very Respectfully, 

David Bonner 


9 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Talbott Behnken (Concerning the Treatment of Dan Haskell Allegedly by Luke MacDonald)

  1. Gotta say of all stories I read about horrible harvest behaviors this one elicited the most anger from me. How could a teacher principal or whatever Talbot is have such little regard for the emotional and spiritual health and development of one of his students and kick an innocent child out of the school he loves because a Macdonald has an issue with the child father? This is terrible, a travesty done to Dans little boy. You sir Talbot are a joke to the profession of tracing! Shame on you!!!

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  2. If you are new to Wondering Eagle, or Julie Roys, or the Elephants Debt, or World Magazine, or Christianity Today, or the US Federal Court, or Mancow, or The Daily Herald, or Twitter, or The Chicago Tribune, or Facebook, or WYLL, or The Mortification of Spin, or the testimony of thousands of ex-Harvest members … or …. any of the other hundreds of media outlets and platforms and podcasts that are exposing (yet once again) James McDonald and his entire family and Harvest and its fake-male leadership and fake-elders as utterly evil, deceiving, remorseless, self-enriching, foul, Godless people, you would be forgiven for wondering “What the hell is going on?!”

    No worries, just check out this blog and everything else mentioned above; but be forewarned, it will make you sick to your stomach and filled with much righteous anger.

    May God close Harvest yesterday, it is way, way beyond repair – and a cancer on American Christianity.

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    • Do these Megas/Gigas and their Superapostle Pastors actually COMPETE for “Who is the Most Corrupt”?????


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