To the many people who have reached out to us over the past few days, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the many kind moments including prayers, shared scriptures, and even just a willing ear to listen. As you can well imagine, the news that James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel was suing not only an independent journalist and ourselves, but our wives as well, was stunning to say the least.
More than a few of you have already asked how you might assist us through donations to a legal defense fund. As we suspect you know, a case of this kind can be quite expensive; and we are sure to be incurring at least tens of thousands of dollars in legal expenses and other costs. Several attorneys that we have spoken with have already suggested to us that if the case goes to trial over the course of 24 months, the final cost could run well into the high six figures.
So, if you are interested in contributing to such a legal defense fund, you can make a check out to: “Ryan Mahoney or Scott Bryant.” Be sure to include both of our names on the check so that both of us have access to the funds as we prepare our legal defense. Please know that we are setting up a joint account for this purpose. Checks can be mailed to:
2206 N. Main Street #207
Wheaton, IL 60187
Should the plaintiffs in the case chose to withdraw or should the final cost of the case be less than the amount raised by generous donors, any excess funds will be returned as equitably as we are able to distribute it.
Again, we thank the many kind readers who have supported us in so many ways over these past few years. We truly could not have done this without the support that so many of you offered along the way.