ERGUN CANER SCANDAL SAGA CONTINUES

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Yesterday Apprising Ministries told you that former Dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Ergun Caner Elected President Of Brewton-Parker College:

Ergun Caner,…found guilty three years ago of “factual statements that are self-contradictory” in a popular testimony claiming he received terrorist training before converting from Islam to Christianity, has been named president of Brewton-Parker College, one of three colleges affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention…

Controversy arose in 2010, when bloggers questioned written descriptions of Caner’s academic credentials and apparent embellishments in recorded versions of his “Jihad to Jesus” testimony popular with evangelical audiences in the aftermath of 9/11. (source)

As I also reminded you in my earlier piece, Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries—a well respected apologist and published author—was foremost among those who were questioning Caner’s comments.

So, with White we’re dealing here with more than merely some unnamed “bloggers,” despite that broad-brush attempt to simply dismiss the criticism of Caner’s “factual statements that are self-contradictory.”

What’s even worse is what else we would read in Bob Allen’s ABP News report Ergun Caner to lead Ga. Baptist college:

An unnamed Brewton-Parker trustee quoted in a press release summarized the unanimous vote: “We didn’t consider Dr. Caner in spite of the attacks. We elected him because of them. He has endured relentless and pagan attacks like a warrior. We need a warrior as our next president.” (source)

Rather than “pagan attacks,” it should be noted that  James White is a regenerated evangelical Christian. In fact, following are some non-contradictory factual statements regarding White who is:

the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than twenty four books, a professor, an accomplished debater, and an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church. (source)

White has also written much concerning issues surrounding Ergun Caner; e.g. Ergun Caner: Practicing Muslim? Really? and Another Ergun Caner Lie. In addition, White hosts the popular radio program The Dividing Line.

The fact is, James White has covered Ergun Caner’s misstatements many, many, times over the past couple of years. For example, back in july of 2010 he gave us a post sharing A Sampling of Ergun Caner’s Myths.

White would bring out:

The “exoneration” statement by Veritas Evangelical Seminary came to my attention on the same day I viewed the footage contained in the following brief video. I collected together the various elements of mythology–untruths, lies, exaggerations, etc., and put them into a less than ten minute montage.

And so I ask a simple question: what kind of thinking could possibly lead someone to the conclusion that the consistent, decade-long repetition of these “misstatements” can be dismissed in the cavalier fashion exemplified by the Veritas statement that dares to parallel the failures of imperfect people with this kind of purposeful, systemic, consistent misrepresentation on Ergun Caner’s part? It boggles the mind. (source)

With all of this in mind then, let me now point you to Laughter in Medina: the Ongoing Saga of the Caner Scandal. Therein White tells us that yesterday on The Dividing Line he:

Spent the program today reviewing an article that was just posted on the Caner Scandal and some of the antics of the venerable Peter Lumpkins and Mr. Rogers, all in light of the incredible unanimous election of Ergun Caner as president of a Georgia Baptist college. (source)

You can watch and/or listen to this Dividing Line program right here.

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