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The Initial Statement

On December 20, 2006, Gailon Joy called Harold Lance to, among other things, inform him that Linda was traveling over the holidays and would not return until January 4, 2007. On the evening of the very day of her arrival back home, the ASI Executive Committee voted to pull out of the process. At 6:00 am (Pacific Time) the next day, Harold sent out the following statement alerting everyone to that decision.

-------- Original Message --------
From:  Harold Lance
To:  Deb Young, Ron Christman,
Linda Shelton, Danny Shelton,
G. Arthur Joy, Bob, Gregory Matthews,
Walt Thompson
Subject:  ASI action
Date:  Fri, 05 Jan 2007 08:04:54 -0800

Greetings each one:

Last evening the ASI Executive Committee met to review ASIs' involvement in issues involving 3ABN, Linda and Danny Shelton including our progress in the process we initiated. ASI, in relevant part, took the following action:

"For approximately three months ASI has deeply considered its' involvement in issues involving 3ABN in three special Executive Committee meetings called for that purpose and multiple other contacts. On October 25, 2006 the ASI Executive Committee took an action authorizing the exploration of the possibility of its' involvement and asked Harold Lance to lead out in that process. It now appears that it is not appropriate for ASI to be involved."

Harold Lance

Hints of More to Come

Yet as Harold Lance's statement of January 24 makes clear, this was not the end of the matter. On Tuesday, January 9, the ASI Executive Committee voted to authorize Harold Lance to work on a lengthier statement, one that would violate Harold's own confidentiality agreement that he had imposed on all participants.

While that lengthier statement was worked on under extreme secrecy, there were slight hints that something was afoot:

-------- Original Message --------
From:  Walt Thompson
To:  ******
Subject:  Re: Urgent Message Re: 3-ABN
Date:  Friday, January 12, 2007 3:11 PM

Dear ******,

Thank you for your e mail and interest and concern for 3abn. We agree with your concerns and the need for an impartial and open investigation. We had thought to have that accomplished by a committee of ASI. That may or may not happen since the people posting false allegations on the Internet have continued to bombard the ASI leadership and thus, in effect, preventing them from helping us out. We are still in discussion with them and hope to hear some final word from them promptly. We are presently attempting to identify a team of people who have credibility with the church leadership who will come to 3abn and examine the issues as you have suggested. That is in limbo while waiting ASI decision. ...

As I have stated before, we have nothing to hide. We have attempted through the years to do things right and transparently. We have hidden nothing. We are all human and sometimes act like humans, but are not guilty of immoral or illegal conduct in any thing that I am aware of ....


Sincerely in Jesus' precious name,

Walter Thompson MD

If ASI had pulled out on January 4, what else could they be considering doing on January 12, eight days later? More specifically, in what further ways had 3ABN asked the ASI Executive Committee to consider "helping us out"?

A Major Discrepancy

3ABN board chairman Walt Thompson wrote above, "We agree with your concerns and the need for an impartial and open investigation. We had thought to have that accomplished by a committee of ASI." And yet his reply was in answer to the following communication:

-------- Original Message --------
From:  ******
To:  Walt Thompson
Subject:  Urgent Message Re: 3-ABN
Date:  Friday, January 12, 2007 1:18 PM

Walt Thompson, Board Chairman
Three Angel's Broadcasting.

Dear Dr. Thompson,


It is because of my own deep commitment to 3-ABN as the single most vital part of our outreach in proclaiming the three angels' messages that I feel compelled to write. For some time I have been deeply disturbed and grieved by allegations of serious problems at 3-ABN. More recently my concern has intensified to know that these have become public and are daily spewed all over the world by the internet.


... It is a tragedy to have the terrible accusations published abroad. But damage done thus far is miniscule compared with that which appears immanent. It seems to me that the only way to resolve this problem is to have the board undertake an impartial and open investigation of the serious charges so transparent that no one has even apparent grounds for a charge of white wash or manipulation.


May God bless,


If Walt Thompson, Danny Shelton, the 3ABN Board, ASI, and Harold Lance had all decided that ASI wasn't under any circumstances going to investigate "the allegations of serious problems" and "the serious charges," why would Walt Thompson have replied to the above, "We agree with ... the need for an impartial and open investigation. We had thought to have that accomplished by a committee of ASI"? It makes no sense.

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