Does James MacDonald Take Personal Pleasure in Killing Animals?

This is a disturbing post that needs to be written. Recently information came forward that deals with how James MacDonald allegedly killed deer at Camp Harvest in Michigan. In conjunction with other information from an Act Like Men book, this blog would like to ask a question, does James MacDonald take personal pleasure in killing animals? No one that I know who has been a hunter would act like James MacDonald has in allegedly killing an animal at point blank range.

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

Albert Einstein 

“I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.”

Gary Larson 

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

St Francis of Assisi 

But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

James 2: 18 NIV

When I was growing up in California I was deeply involved in the Boy Scouts. Today I am currently an Eagle Scout. One summer my troop went to Glacier Trails in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Honestly I wish you could have seen what I did late at night as a teenager. Laying on the ground staring at the sky. There was no light pollution and you could just watch satellites and shooting stars. It remains one of my favorite memories about my time in the Boy Scouts. There was another situation that happened at Glacier Trails that stood out for a long time. It was when I was involved in the killing of a rabbit and being taught about responsibility and respect for animals. At camp we had to kill a rabbit and then skin and turn it into stew. To this day I can recall the rabbit being held down and being killed. It was not easy to be a part of, it was hard and during and after it was being done we were taught to respect wildlife, animals and more. Abuse of animals was mentioned and the responsibility that hunters have was highlighted. Holding the rabbit and skinning it after just killing it was difficult because the remains were still warm. In breaking down the body a mistake was made and the bladder was accidentally hit and the meat was spoiled by the urine. When it was over with I walked away from the experience with a newfound respect for animals.  

Another experience also stays with me as I think about hunting and killing of animals. I went to college in Montana. Montana is a sportsman’s paradise known for hunting and fishing. In the dorm I lived in college students had their rifles in a gun safe behind the front desk in the lobby. I knew plenty of people who hunted elk or other wildlife. One individual talked with  me about the sport of hunting. The camaraderie that comes with going hunting together, and the concerns many shared for the forests and the wildlife. They had respect for the elk that they shot. One time a person on my dorm floor gave me some elk sausage. I tried it, but it was not to my liking. When hunting season opens in Montana you know. On the first day of hunting season many people take their child and head to the mountains and hunt. When you walk down the street you will see pickups in the drive way of a home, with a blood trail draining to the curb and neighborhood dogs circling the Chevy or Toyota pickup. In all my experiences with hunters and in being in the Boy Scouts what I witnessed was a consistent respect for animals and learning to be responsible with firearms. Its with that background that I learned something distressing and sick that relates to James MacDonald. It has to do with how James allegedly killed animals and the way in which he did in. Let’s look at this in more detail.  

 

James MacDonald and the Shooting of Deer

On May 20, 2019 Julie Roys posted another article about James MacDonald and the ongoing Harvest Bible Chapel scandal. In the article a section talks about how James MacDonald liked to shoot deer. Bill Pease who worked as the property manager at Camp Harvest explained that James MacDonald took a gun and then go up to a deer (which likely was more domesticated than a deer in the wild) and while standing next to the animal he allegedly shot it at point blank range.  He would continue to shoot until the gun was out of bullets. In another situation in 2008 according to Mike Hulburt James MacDonald shot deer repeatedly and, what sounds like, almost for fun. The deer were a “stinkin mess” with holes in their bodies, bellies, legs and hind quarters. You can read about these incidents in Julie Roys blog post, ” Chicago Radio Host & a Former Bodyguard Say James MacDonald Asked Them to Arrange Murders.”  

 

James MacDonald on Killing in an Act Like Men Book 

In addition to what Julie Roys wrote another story about James MacDonald and his killing of animals came up on Twitter. It was part of a book from the Act Like Men in which James MacDonald described how and why he enjoyed killing animals. In order to get away from difficult people James likes to take up hunting as a release. James explained in the book that he is not like a traditional hunter that waits for the animal so that he can take the shot. No…James just like likes to kill, according to what he wrote in a book. You can see the section of the book in the Tweets below. 

 

 

Analysis and Closing Thoughts 

I don’t have a problem with hunting. And I don’t have a problem with killing an animal. Up above I shared how I was involved in killing a rabbit at Boy Scout camp. But I do find James MacDonald’s descriptions about about killing animals deeply disturbing. James, it appears, seems to take pleasure in being the God of the animal. Standing next to or around and knowing that he has the power to take the animal’s life seems to excite him.  What I would like to know is where did James shoot the animal? Did he stand at point blank range and allegedly aim the gun at the head of the deer? The chest or another part? I am not a trained psychologist but with this information I wonder how James MacDonald would score on the Global Assessment of Functioning. If a psychologist sat down with James MacDonald, what would he say? What would he be diagnosed as? But the fact that someone can stand next to an animal and kill it at point blank range is deeply disturbing. That leads to another question which needs to be raised, can James MacDonald elevate his violence? Can he point a gun at another person? Can he do something equally troubling?  Its this blog’s belief that James MacDonald is a wannabe gangster and a very sick man. None of the people I knew in my life who who hunted or were involved in the killing of an animal did anything remotely close. This newest information allegedly raises mental health questions about James MacDonald. This was not an easy post to write it actually was quite troubling. But this explains the beliefs I have about MacDonald which comes from the new information from Julie Roys. 

23 thoughts on “Does James MacDonald Take Personal Pleasure in Killing Animals?

  1. MacDonald is one sick sonofabitch.
    If Karma and her sister Comeuppance had their way, they’d probably get some hunter from deep space to make a trophy out of him.

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    • Interesting how l don’t hide behind a screen name and write in my real name. You Steve choose to hide behind a screen name. I can donate a pair of balls if you need some.

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  2. These self-proclaimed Christian watchdogs” are a dime a dozen. Why would I trust some random, no-name Internet buffoon as a “beacon of Christian truth” when — based on a brief skim through the blog titles — he clearly has an issue remaining in one church body for very long. Also, the writing is very rudimentary. Maybe your spiritual gift is something less…visible?

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      • And the Defenders-of-the-Faith Sock Puppets come out from the woodwork.

        I’ve seen this pattern in so many watchblogs.

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      • Yeah, I mean honestly I stumbled on this guy’s blog looking for something about a church in DC. But I’m pretty familiar with the genre of “watchdog ministries” and this guy fulfills it to a T.

        At the end of the day, it’s easy to sit on the sidelines and point fingers at all the people on the field “doing it wrong”. But remember, guys like this are on the sidelines for a reason — either they’re not qualified to lead, they don’t have the courage to lead, or simply no one would follow them. They have to satiate their egos somehow, so they opt to be critics — it’s the only way they can get the attention and recognize they think they deserve.

        Plus, it’s a super easy job to criticize the hard work of others and point fingers from the sidelines — you don’t actually have to do anything except maintain a mediocre blog. And if you’re lucky, you can hop on the bandwagon with a bunch of other mediocre blog owners and all of you can “like” and “comment” on each other’s posts to make it seem like each of you has a following.

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  4. First, as for me hiding? My name is Steve. Did you want me to publish my full social security information so you could trash my name just like you falsely accuse people with your slanderous 30 sentence paragraphs? The subject of every one of your paragraphs is “drag someone in the church through the mud.”
    Second … I rather doubt you have extra balls laying around to donate. Your most recent super hero article you said … “So I curled up on the couch and watched Captain America – The Winter Soldier.” Where I come from … curling up on the couch is a girls job!
    I still think it would be interesting for you to write an actual article that tells us in your words … “What must I do to be saved?” Help someone see the way to God instead of dragging people down. Consider my comments a defense of all the people you tear down without knowing facts. I am defending them from your sport of destroying them. How much do you pray for these people?
    Happy Memorial Day.

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    • Actually all I do is present the facts and offer analysis on many situations. Some people can’t own up or deal with them. That is not my problems, that is theirs. You should read my post on slander. I don’t buy your definition. Its part of the warped view of how words like slander, gossip, bitter, etc.. are defined. That won’t work on me.

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  5. So spend the next month trying to lead a dying world to Jesus … instead of justifying the dying world’s rejection of the church. This needs Christ! You are not helping anyone find Him! You think about that and 2 Corinthians 5:10. It’s ok if you think about this and decide I am right!

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    • And the Godly Sock Puppets are out.
      Funny how that happens whenever some ManaGAWD comes under blog scrutiny.
      “TOUCH NOT MINE ANOINTED!”

      You are not helping anyone find Him! You think about that and 2 Corinthians 5:10.

      “I KNOW I’m Right! I Have a Verse! SCRIPTURE! SCRIPTURE! SCRIPTURE!”
      Sure you’re not Calvary Chapel as well as HBC?

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  6. This is always where you stop communicating! I challenge you to do something that expands the kingdom and you suddenly go silent.

    Here’s an idea! In the header of you blog you state that you are looking for stories that support your negative view of the church in many categories. Actually … it appears that disgruntled people who know little nothing can easily become the source of one of your stories.

    How about placing a request for stories … how Jesus changed my life? Give me something that leads me to believe you are actually regenerate! Show me that you are really a part of the Kingdom! Up till now, I am puzzled by your posing as some kind of believer Julie Roys wannabe. And I don’t agree with all of her methods either but yours are particularly trashy!

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    • This is always where you stop communicating! I challenge you to do something that expands the kingdom and you suddenly go silent.

      How about expanding the kingdom by exposing corruption within?

      “YOU DISHONOR ME!”
      “No. You have Dishonored yourself.”
      Game of Thrones when Sam visits his high noble family on the way to the Citadel
      I recall some Rabbi from Nazareth had a LOT to say about corruption within his contemporary religious establishment. “Whited Sepulchers”, “Crossing heaven and earth to make one convert only to make him twice the child of Hell as yourselves”, “Your father the devil”, and other Verses.

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  7. Bill Pease who worked as the property manager at Camp Harvest explained that James MacDonald took a gun and then go up to a deer (which likely was more domesticated than a deer in the wild) and while standing next to the animal he allegedly shot it at point blank range.

    I have known hunters. (One from Northern California, one from the Dakotas who makes a dynamite venison chili.)
    That is NOT a Hunter.
    Not even a wanna-be or poser like Paige Patterson.
    You want to see the hunter from North Cal explode, just mention the phrase “Canned Hunt”.

    He would continue to shoot until the gun was out of bullets.

    That is someone playing with a high-powered penis extension who only knows how to hose with it. I would not be surprised if he tried to acquire a full-auto Class 3.

    Did anybody remember if he stopped after burning through the mag or reloaded and continued?

    In another situation in 2008 according to Mike Hulburt James MacDonald shot deer repeatedly and, what sounds like, almost for fun. The deer were a “stinkin mess” with holes in their bodies, bellies, legs and hind quarters.

    Literally shot to pieces.
    What a combination: Severe Anger/Rage Issues + Firearms.
    Either that or “ME MAN! SEE? SEE? SEE?”

    James MacDonald described how and why he enjoyed killing animals. In order to get away from difficult people James likes to take up hunting as a release.

    Like stabbing pictures with a knife in a rage or target shooting at pictures of his enemies’ spouses, except with REAL animate targets as the stand-in.

    James, it appears, seems to take pleasure in being the God of the animal. Standing next to or around and knowing that he has the power to take the animal’s life seems to excite him. What I would like to know is where did James shoot the animal? Did he stand at point blank range and allegedly aim the gun at the head of the deer? The chest or another part?

    I’d like to see what an FBI Profiler would make of this.

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