From Adventist Today Website: Personal Lives and The Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN): Statements by Adventist Today Editors, Dr. Arild Abrahamsen, Dr. Walter Thompson (Chair, 3ABN Board of Directors), and Mr. Danny Shelton
This is the first time that Dr. Arild Abrahamsen has presented his side of the story. The letter has been around for a few days now and the Atoday website has posted the letter and asked for responses from the 3ABN Board of Director and Danny Shelton. Both responses were quite short, the Chair statement amounts to we have looked at the situation and we are satisfied with what we decided. Danny Shelton presented a far more aggressive position to the matter, refusing to comment on Dr. Abrahamsen's letter other then to say it had several errors.
I think it is a shame that the number reason people contact Adventist Today is to hear about Danny and Linda Shelton. I wish Adventist Today was spending as much time telling people about Jesus as they are exposing unsupported rhetoric about Danny and Linda. If that were the case, I suspect you would have conversion stories to share instead of unsubstantiated comments by those who are attempting to bring disgrace to the cause of God. I haven't heard of one conversion story from Adventist Today's printing all this "gossip" about us. I hear conversion stories almost daily at 3ABN because the focus of 3ABN is to take the Three Angel's messages into all the world.
I can't think what type of person would find such a beginning of a letter to endear such a writer. It may be a shame that people search the AToday site for information on the 3ABN situation but that is really not the fault of AToday. To report on the situation is part of AToday's purpose in reporting news of Adventist interest and it certainly does not have lots of material on the subject. While it is true that AToday has printed some unsubstantiated comments so has Danny Shelton. In fact with all the controversy and so little information there is practically nothing substantiated except the divorce and dismissal of Linda Shelton and remarriage of Danny Shelton. All the rest is unsubstantiated comments including those of Danny Shelton's letter.
From there Danny Shelton denigrates AToday and how 3ABN is better. So the first paragraph says nothing about what has happened at 3ABN it is merely an attack on AToday.
You mentioned that you do not have the ability to do "investigative reporting" in your search for truth, so in exchange, you are publishing the comments of the parties involved in the conflict which may or may not reflect truth. I might ask, how does this help to discover the truth of the matter or enhance the cause we all profess to want to serve-and which Adventist Today claims to want to do? The letters in this article that you asked me to respond to are made up of many errors. I won't try to point them all out at this time. I will say that Dr. Thompson's letter speaks for me and the board of 3ABN at this time.
There seems to be a disconnect here with Danny Shelton. He seems to think that investigating something will not lead to the truth. So he asks how will looking at comments of those involved help find the truth. Possibly he has never seen a trial before but they are made up of looking and asking for the comments and observations of those involved. Instead of providing unsubstantiated claims that someone else presented many errors, he says he won't point them out at this time. The way you find truth is by dealing in specifics rather then the gossip type statements that something is filled with errors. Pointing out errors in some-one's statement specifically builds a case for or against something. As the latest letter from Dr. Abrahamsen makes some serious charges against the personality of Danny Shelton it should be important to him to clear up the matter if those charges are untrue. It should certainly matter to any 3ABN supporter if they are donating to a ministry that is run by a Psychopath. Just claiming that Danny Shelton is spreading the gospel is not enough, Christian responsibility calls for accountability as well.