Following the drama that has surrounded blogger William McCray, writer of the Obnoxious TV blog, is almost like trying to keep up with the twists and turns in the plot of an episode of Scandal, but here goes: Recently released audio recordings of Attorney Mark Campbell talking with the Obnoxious blogger McCray contain talk of death threats, perjury, felony actions, jail time, extortion and more.
The new audio recordings gained so much traffic that they were temporarily reportedly disabled due to the crush of traffic of folks trying to listen to the melee. Alas, McCray breaks down in the conversations, and one wonders what is at the heart of this church drama as it unfolds.
Followers of the Obnoxious TV blog and social media sites generally fell into two extreme camps: those who wholeheartedly supported the blogger and his freedom of speech writings, championing him as some sort of "freedom writer" exposing lies and hurtful actions of people in leadership positions inside the church.
Others cast McCray as the devil incarnate, claiming he has lied about people and attempted to destroy their good name -- and one of those alleged victims didn't take the defamation lying down, but fought back with a lawsuit.
Bishop Larry Shaw filed a lawsuit against Atlanta-area McCray and Bishop John Sheard from Detroit, who -- according to this CBS News report -- allegedly paid McCray $10,000 to publish a damning letter on his blog accusing Shaw of horrible actions, ones found to be untrue.