Lying is no Longer Immoral Behavior?

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

Huh?

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

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4 thoughts on “Lying is no Longer Immoral Behavior?

  1. I heard Caner interviewed a while back (18 months ago, maybe). He seemed just a little too cocky for me and a little too full of himself, in a “I’m not full of myself” kind of way.

  2. You notice he calls the charges “slanderous” and is convinced that the charges are “libelous” but please wait until an inquiry is made. What? He isn’t going to wait now is he?

    And what difference does it make who made the charges? The only thing that will make a difference is whether they are true or not. Anybody who dares to question one of these guys is automatically labeled an extemist.

    I think your right Phil, until some evidence comes forth of a homosexual affair(the only disqualifyng act with the SBC), he’s safe.

  3. Hi,
    Unfortunately you are correct about the SBC, and that comes from someone who lives in SBC territory and has been a member of an SBC church.
    It’s one big organization of mess.
    Sad that the good ole boys network is in the Christian religion at all. It is everywhere not just the SBC. The internet is a great example of that I have found.

  4. One other thing. If Caner cannot tell the truth about himself, why would I believe anything he says.

    New definitions of lying?

    1. If someone else said it, it’s a lie.(a sin)

    2. If you say it, you misspoke.(a simple mistake)

    Political speak, don’t you love it!

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