The Daily Beast Takes On The Potters Field Scandal
It would have been good had they done so accurately…
A couple corrections;
“The Rozells made money from their ministry, a missionary program where people paid thousands of dollars to participate, as well as a fast-food chain they started called MudMan. Between the ministry and the ranch, the Rozells’ made $5 million in 2016 alone, according to the most recent tax records available. “
I believe this is conflating ministry income with personal income. To my knowledge no one has acquired the Rozell’s personal tax returns. If they made that kind of money in one year we have a lot bigger story…but I don’t think they did.
“Although the Rozells have stepped down from their day-to-day leadership roles, both are still listed as board members of the ministry, a spokesperson said. Calvary Chapel, however, named Pastor Rob McCoy the ministry’s new CEO.”
“Calvary Chapel” has no authority to do anything of the sort.
In fact, one of the mysteries in this mess is why Rob McCoy chose to get involved in the first place and why the Rozells have allowed him to dismantle their life’s work without so much as a peep of public protest.
Scoundrels rarely go quietly into the good night…
“McCoy assembled a group of independent pastors to look into the allegations against Potter’s Field.”
That’s news to me…to my knowledge there has been no such board formed.
“The discovery prompted Calvary Chapel and McCoy—who is also the mayor of Thousand Oaks, California—to hire a third-party auditor to look into all of Potter’s Field finances.”
According to my sources there is no money for a third party audit and a volunteer CPA has taken a look at the books…but there has been no report of the findings.
No one has the authority to act as an agent for “Calvary Chapel”, nor do they have the ability to audit anyones books without permission.
“Attorney Tanis Holm of Edminston and Colton told The Daily Beast that the firms have already heard from over 100 individuals who have alleged various forms of abuse, ranging from “violations in work laws to sexual harrassment and sexual assault.””
I have heard no allegations (yet) of sexual assault. One of the problems the lawyers are facing is that Montana has a six month statute of limitations around work related issues.
As has been the case from the beginning, the testimonies of the interns are clear, consistent, and coherent in painting a picture of the abuses they endured.
The DB has the luxury of making mistakes in coverage…I don’t.
Still, we’re grateful for the exposure…