Matthew Erich “Mancow” Muller is a radio and television personality. Long considered a shock jock, his career has been well known for controversy and clashes with the Federal Communication Commission. He is best known for Mancow’s Morning Madhouse, a Chicago-based syndicated radio show that aired on Q101 in the 1990s, and The Mancow Radio Experience, both of which have been nationally distributed by Talk Radio Network. Mancow Muller recently launched a new show on WLS/AM890, airing from 6:00 to 9:00 in the morning. 
As some of you may know, Mancow is friends with James MacDonald; and was even baptized by MacDonald in the Jordan River on their most recent trip to Israel. Up until very recently, Mancow was a member of Harvest Bible Chapel.
Early this morning, Mancow spoke about MacDonald on his radio show. The podcast of the show is called “Code of Silence.” Shortly thereafter, The Elephant’s Debt reached out to Mr. Muller for a statement. He was kind enough to give us exactly what we asked for. Here is the transcript of the show:
While exhibiting Christian charity and hopeful grace, Mancow’s radio statements and comment to us serve as a warning for HBC. First, this is a man who loves Pastor James, and yet, according to his on-air comments, is unwilling to attend Harvest Bible Chapel any longer. He maintains that MacDonald is the only elder of significance, and that the rest of the elders are lacking authority to provide proper “oversight.” He calls the entire thing a “scam,” even as he goes on to call MacDonald a “hypocrite.” These are not insignificant assessments of either the institution or the man.
As for the statement that Mr. Muller gave to The Elephant’s Debt on a private Twitter direct message exchange, it reads as follows:
Let it be known you all reached out to me and I responded. I love Pastor James. That is the FIRST thing I hope everybody knows. I repeat: I love my pastor. I want the best for him and his family. I also am a guy that gives away 10% of my salary to various charities including Harvest. I think some of the questions being asked are fair otherwise why the various statements from the church? “Where’s there’s smoke…” Harvest is ONLY James MacDonald. I don’t believe it could exist without him. So I want him to be restored . I think he has done endless great things for the body of Christ. But everyone knows there is no one REALLY calling the shots but Pastor James. So when I read that his long planned vacation is suddenly being called a “sabbatical” it’s just pure nonsense. Proverbs 27:17. I believe HE would want me to say this. How about that? He has always encouraged me to tell it like it is. I’m shocked that none of my other brothers in Christ at Harvest have had the gumption to step up. But then again I’m not on the payroll. We are taught to be men of Christ and take a stand by Pastor James himself ! I want him to man up and do what HE would tell US to do. That’s all. I want him to come to HIS church and tell us the truth? What is the sin he mentions? What is he repenting from? Are we sheeple or men of Christ as he himself instructs? So much has been mischaracterized about our church and our pastor. I just pray that people don’t lose sight of how much great this man has done for the kingdom. I’ve witnessed him saving marriages and keeping people out of hell and I could go on and on… What a gift! Is there any other preacher on the planet that can deliver a message like Pastor James McDonald? I don’t think so! He needs to be restored in my opinion. But not through the spin and malarkey that’s being floated by “the church” that’s so obvious it’s insulting. By breaking ranks I realize that this will be of great cost to my family. I have young daughters that love and admire Pastor James . He’s family! I have a Catholic wife that has been reluctant to pursue the evangelical/ born-again experience with me. This is just so devastating to so many. I have been attacked (as has pastor James) for our friendship by these modern Pharisees that seem to have all the answers but yet have never run a church before like he has. And who exactly did Jesus hang out with? Perfect Christians? Nope taxpayers and sailors etc. Somehow these folks characterize me as a a man not worthy to love Jesus or be loved. Sickening. I hope Pastor James doesn’t regret our friendship. I’m heartsick over this situation. But as a minor public figure I felt I must say something. He taught me to do exactly what I’m doing RIGHT NOW. (Maybe this was his plan for me all along.) He always thanked me for telling him what those on the payroll wouldn’t. He is a very complicated conflicted human being. Very smart. He does take everyone’s pain seriously. He’s not some cold heartless guy. And it’s not too late for him to step up! He’s worthy of redemption and our forgiveness WHEN he does what he himself preaches. I just fell on the sword for that ideal! I kept waiting and praying for someone else to do it and it just hasn’t happened. Please pray for Pastor James! I believe he will still prove himself to be an epic hero for Christ when all is said and done. Psalms 25:11
Finally, on an editorial note, the authors wish to remark that in our Twitter Direct Message exchange with Mr. Muller, we found him to be nothing less than fair and even. And on a more personal note, we think he has a few things to say to all of us.
 This mini-bio has been adapted from Mancow’s Wikipedia page.