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Why So Slow Posting Something on

-------- Original Message --------
From:  [V]
To:  AUReporter
Subject:  April 19
Date:  Thu, 19 Apr 2007 23:01:36 -0700

After spending all this time reading on this website about how to Save 3ABN how come nothing is being said about the fact that Danny Shelton has actually stepped down and Doug Batchelor is taking his place as President? I thought you would be the first to pubish this fact? It is on 3ABN tonight and tomorrow. The email below was sent to me by a friend at 3ABN.


Yesterday, April 18, Elder Doug Batchelor, of Amazing Facts, addressed the Board of the Sacramento Central SDA Church in regard to some changes in his duties. As I write this, Elder Batchelor is in flight to the HQ of 3-ABN, where in a special TV program, these changes will be announced tonight. Then tomorrow, Elder Batchelor will fly back to Sacramento to preach Sabbath.

These changes have been approved by the President of the General Conference, the President of the NAD, ASI, and the Executive Board of 3-ABN.

Danny Shelton is resigning from his position as President of 3-ABN. I do not know, at this point what continued role Danny Shelton will have in the administration of 3-ABN. He is expected to announce today, that he wants to have more free time to devote to however he wants to spend his time.

Elder Doug Batchelor will become President of 3-ABN.

The two ministries are expected to continue but under the unified leadership of Elder Batchelor.

Addition to the above:

I just got off of the telephone from talking to Molly at 3-ABN.

She confirms the basic story that I have posted.


In actuality, it was our phone call to Chaplain Gregory Matthews on April 18 that motivated him to make some phone calls and try to verify the information he passes on above. It's just that we wanted to understand a little more about what was going on before posting information here. Hence the day's delay.

But given how what Gregory was told gave him a different impression than what Danny's apologists have to say, it wouldn't surprise us if there is still a lot of uncertainty within both Amazing Facts and 3ABN regarding what the merger will actually result in.

"If Danny Shelton Still Appears on It ..."

-------- Original Message --------
From:  LJ
To:  AUReporter
Subject:  Amazing Facts and 3ABN
Date:  Fri, 20 Apr 2007 06:20:24 -0400

Upon reading this news via an email this morning my heart jumped for joy! Now I can start watching 3ABN again. BUT, if Danny Shelton still appears on it, preaching, singing, or in charge of ANYTHING, I will NOT WATCH, NOR SUPPORT......I hope that message gets across good and clear to Doug Batchelor!!!

You can publish that loud and clear, and I hope others will also make it known to Doug.


"If All Is Going on at 3ABN That Is Being Alleged ..."

-------- Original Message --------
From:  R
To:  AUReporter
Subject:  concern
Date:  Fri, 20 Apr 2007 06:20:24 -0400

Last night, my husband was watching a program where Danny and Doug Batchelor announced that they were joining forces. I fully believe that Doug Batchelor is a sincere Christian. If all is going on at 3ABN that is being alleged, why would Elder Batchelor join forces with them?


Who knows? Perhaps Elder Batchelor feels he can make a difference in the situation.

"There Are Many of Us Praying"

-------- Original Message --------
From:  MF
To:  AUReporter
Subject:  3ABN/Amazing Facts
Date:  Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:20:44 -0700

Dear Praying Friends: Kindly keep me abreast of the facts surrounding this tragic situation. There are many of us praying that God's intervention and justice will be done in love and kindness to everyone. God's will is what is uppermost in our minds, and His glory and precious name honored. MF

"What a Disappointment!!"

-------- Original Message --------
From:  GF
To:  AUReporter
Subject:  19th 3ABN MEETING
Date:  Fri, 20 Apr 2007 10:37:16 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Gailon Joy:

... I read with interest your report that was kindly sent to me, and was awaiting the evening 3ABN Live. What a disappointment!!

I was gone for part of the program, but what I heard sounded like Danny had just won the Lottery! What was that all about? I thought Danny would be put in his place with at least a slap on his hand. But NO! Molly let it be known that she would hold down the home front while Danny and Batchelor would be out preaching! Danny was just rewarded for all of his cheating, stealing, and pandering! Where is this going?

Should not John Lomacang also be disciplined for voting Linda out of the local church without giving her an opportunity to defend herself? I believe that what John did was contrary to the denominational policy.

How much longer will Danny be allowed to muddy the 3ABN waters?

I will look for an answer from you. And, by the way, I commend you for your tenacity!


While we believe that it was inappropriate for John Lomacang to plan on disciplining Linda Shelton while she was prohibited by her ex-husband from defending herself, Linda was never actually disciplined, as far as we know. Instead, her name was dropped at her own request in order to avoid a vote of censure.

However, there have been some reports that she was censured after all. We presently feel that those reports are in error.

"Allowed to Remain ... in Any Capacity"

-------- Original Message --------
From:  WE
To:  G. Arthur Joy
Subject:  If Danny, Mollie, Hal, and the current board are allowed to remain ...
Date:  Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:58:53 -0400


If Danny, Mollie, Hal, Melody, Tommy, et al, and the current board are allowed to remain ... in ANY capacity, our contributions to Amazing Facts will cease immediatiely.

"This Announcement Tonight Really Troubles Me"

-------- Original Message --------
From:  Pastor ******
To:  [WebMaster]
Subject:  RE: 3ABN
Date:  Thu, 19 Apr 2007 21:32:44 -0500

This announcement tonight really troubles me. I am afraid it is going to take down Amazing Facts. Apparently Danny will be staying on in some major capacity so there is really no change, just a shell game to make it appear as if they are making nice.

I really don't know what to think but in my mind it has made the situation worse and not better.

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