New Year's Eve Tribute to Tommy Shelton
While serving as a Church of God minister, Danny Shelton's brother, Tommy Shelton, was accused by multiple
people in two states over multiple decades of sexual misconduct and child molestation involving
men and teenage boys. Just recently in Virginia another alleged victim has come forward where Tommy pastored
from 1995 to around late 2000. This alleged victim was a minor at the time
of the alleged incident(s), and thus this allegation possibly might put Tommy behind bars. The
pastor there of that Church of God congregation
a statement about the new allegations on
December 3, 2006, which was made public two days later.
The following weekend Tommy was to have joined other 3ABN staff at the Lauderhill, Florida, Seventh-day
Adventist Church for a 3ABN rally, but he was unable to attend because of an alleged sudden illness. (In 2004 or 2005,
a letter sent by alleged Tommy Shelton
victim Roger Clem accused Tommy of having illnesses whenever these sorts of
allegations arise, and of suddenly recovering when everything settles down again.) On December 9, one of Tommy's close
family members wrote and essentially attributed his sudden health problems to these old and new allegations:
-------- Original Message --------
||RE: Looks like a good address
||Sat, December 09, 2006 8:04 pm
I do know that Tommy is in very, very, bad health. His blood
pressure is way out of control way past stroke stage and its
not coming down. Whomever is causing him grief will have his
blood on their hands if he passes. ...
Gossip, we both know how the pressure from that can be. ...
Then, I don't see why people want
to murder others with their tongues.
On December 31, 2006, knowing full well about these allegations, Danny Shelton televised a New Year's Eve
special in which tribute was paid to Tommy Shelton. Tommy was repeatedly praised for the superior job he had done
since replacing his predecessor, Linda Shelton, two and a half years ago. His fine "Christian experience" and
"Christian walk with the Lord," as well as his "warmth," were noted.
- On January 2, 2007, just two days later, a seventh victim in Illinois,
Duane Clem, came forward for the very first
- On January 4, 2007, Pastor Brad Dunning provided a written
statement regarding how he was sexually "assaulted" by Tommy.
- On January 8, 2007, a previously written "confession" by
Tommy was received.
The New Year's Eve tribute to Tommy was given upon his three-month-too-early retirement due to health problems attributed on the broadcast to:
- A tremendous schedule.
- Weekend traveling.
- So much driving to and from work.
- Above everything else, a ferry.
3ABN promotes the keeping of the Ten Commandments, the ninth of which says, "Thou shalt not bear false witness."
That being so, is it acceptable for 3ABN in a broadcast
to blame Tommy's alleged health problems most of all on a ferry when it is known full well that the ferry was not
the cause of his alleged health problems?
Click on the links below to either view or download the New Year's Eve special tribute to alleged pedophile Tommy