-------- Original Message --------
||Gregory Matthews, Linda Shelton, G. Arthur Joy
||Re: What's happening? No one said it would be easy
||Fri, 15 Dec 2006 21:03:46 -0600
Hello Harold, and happy Sabbath.
CONFIDENTIAL FYEO DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE
My apologies for not being clearer. My emails to you regarding the Tommy
Shelton child molestation allegations were not intended to fall under
the confidentiality agreement, and thus there was no breach on anyone's
part if they forwarded them. I just thought it was my duty to pass on to
you that correspondence that documents how Danny, according to Walt
Thompson, misled his board chairman and his board regarding the serious
nature, wide extent, and recent timing of those allegations. It didn't
seem right to keep you in the dark about such a serious matter.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I did not assert "ascending liability" in
As far as biblical principles go, when we have something against our
brother, we should go to them about it. If it concerns a private matter,
then it should be done privately. If no resolution is reached, then we
should take one or two more. And if resolution is still not reached,
then we should take it to the church.
Now from what I heard Gailon saying before, it was the ecclesiastical
process of an ASI review that he wanted to have hear the various issues
before the matter was taken to the church, or as he has put it, to the
stockholders in the pews. But if the ASI review isn't going to deal with
the various issues, and is instead going to deal with a single issue
that Danny has up front made it very clear that he intends to use as a
smokescreen, then the whole reason Gailon has been waiting vaporizes.
That's not to say that the ASI review can't continue to look into that
single issue anyway. Gailon's presenting the other issues to the people
doesn't prevent the review from going forward if the terms of the
process can be agreed upon by all parties.
As far as being on Linda's side goes, if I can document enough factual
errors on the part of one party and not the other, I would then feel
comfortable being linked with the party that does not have the factual
errors. I've begun to work on this, and can elaborate more if you would