In what has been a long battle between Harvest Church founder, James MacDonald, and ex-church member and blogger, Julie Roys, it seems James MacDonald has lost his battle against free speech and bullying.
Last year, MacDonald sued Roys and other members for defamation, as Roys writes,
Harvest levels more than 100 allegations in its lawsuit, so I would need to write a book to address them all. Most of them are leveled against Ryan Mahoney and Scott Bryant, authors of The Elephant’s Debt. I will not comment on those allegations extensively since they don’t involve me.
However, what’s stunning about many of the allegations against Mahoney and Bryant is not only that they are false, but that James MacDonald—and presumably his elders and top staff—knew they were false.
In a recent subpoenaed text, MacDonald admits he took money from Harvest Bible Fellowship but stopped short of admitting any wrongdoing.
Mancow Muller reports on Twitter,
There has been no official statement from Harvest Bible Chapel at this time. Please check back later for updates.