Prominent North Texas Pastor Falsely Accused of Sexual Abuse
Newsweek claims he’s in prison and a sex offender
This morning, Newsweek, an organization with more than $60 million in annual revenue, falsely published that a prominent North Texas pastor, Tommy Nelson, was sentenced to 33 months in a federal prison for sexually assaulting two girls on church youth trips, and that he is now a registered sex offender. This information is false and it’s absolutely disgusting that this was not caught during the editorial process. At the Texas Newspaper of Record, we would never be this reckless.
In October, the North Texas megachurch Denton Bible Church released a 2019 investigation revealing that a former youth pastor sexually abused 14 girls at two different churches. The pastor, Tommy Nelson, was sentenced in 2021 to 33 months in federal prison for sexually assaulting two girls on church youth trips, and is now registered as a sex offender.
If our laptop overlords had any journalistic integrity, they'd know that Denton Bible Church, as well as Tommy Nelson have vehemently denounced Rob Shiflet and even hired independent investigators to look into Shiflet's tenure at the church and to take any responsibility for DBC's failures to the victims and the congregation as a whole. The entire report of the findings can be read here.
Church members received an email from Nelson about the incorrect report, slandering their pastor as a convicted child abuser.
Unsurprisingly, the author of this article (@carbonaro_giu) has pronouns in her twitter bio and her banner image shows her support for the terrorist organization, Black Lives Matter.
Hilariously enough, Giulia also prides herself on her hard-hitting journalistic work covering the Ukrainian war and has a history of working for globalist banks.
These people are not competent. These folks are not serious. These are the supposedly politically neutral journalists we should be looking to for current news.
Remember that Newsweek and other publications like it don’t believe the rules of journalistic integrity apply to them. Nothing will happen to Giulia. She might get a stern email (unlikely) or something, but she won’t be formally reprimanded or be under threat of losing her job.
Meanwhile, millions of Texans worry that if they affirm biblical marriage or any other variety of morally righteous views at work they will be terminated before they can even argue their case.
Jeremiah 9:8 Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully; with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.
UPDATE: Newsweek has since edited their article, the archive link above contains the original language.
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