For those of you following the Dr. Ergun Caner story, Dr. Norman Geisler, President of
Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte North Carolina, has thrown his two cents in and boy is it a doozy…..
To Whom It May Concern:
“I am familiar with the slanderous charges that have been made against Dr. Ergun Caner generated by some Muslim groups and other extremists. I have looked into the matter, talking with Ergun and other principal parties at Liberty, and am convinced that the charges are libelous. I am also convinced that whatever ambiguous or misstatement that may have been made, Dr. Caner has done nothing heretical, immoral, or illegal. I stand with him against these vicious attacks. He has taken a strong stand on important issues that stir up controversy, but to my knowledge has done nothing unorthodox or malicious. I urge all to consider him innocent unless proven guilty. He has welcomed an inquiry from the Liberty authorities. Let’s await their findings. Christians have a bad habit of shooting their wounded. Let’s pray for and encourage our brother.”
Sincerely in Christ,
Dr. Norman L. Geisler
I had a bad feeling about this from the git-go. The “good old boys” network were going to cover for this guy and Caner will go on without missing a beat. Once you rise to the level Caner has risen you become untouchable in SBC land. You’d have to get caught on video-tape killing someone to get chucked out of that organization.
That’s how the SBC operates my friends.
Celebrity counts in SBC land and there’s not a thing anyone can say or do that will ever change it. So do celebrity defenders like Dr. Geisler whether he is SBC or not. He’s like the E.F. Hutton of the Evangelical world…..when he speaks people listen.
Apparently it’s ok to lie about who you were and are as long as you raise your enrollment rolls. Somehow that doesn’t sound quite correct but the SBC threw out correctness long ago and unfortunately Ergun Caner is the poster child of all that’s wrong with the SBC.
Hey Roderick! I finally found you a denomination that will accept you! Just head on over to your nearest SBC affiliate and they will accept you with open arms. You’ll fit right in with that bunch.
HT to Debbie Kaufman