And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. — The Gospel of John 3:19-20
Truth and repentance are fundamental to Christianity. If truth is missing there is no Gospel, and if repentance is missing there is no reconciliation to God or fellow human beings. In one of the most famous of all passages, Christ declared “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Scripture presents truth as the door to eternal life, and repentance – our souls’ godly response to the truth of our own sin – as the key that opens that door.
Truth and repentance are not merely missing from Liberty University, they have been raped and murdered in broad daylight by the Board of Trustees of that iniquitous institution.
The Liberty University Board of Trustees has completed the fake inquiry forced upon their pseudo-Christian institution by the “godless” media. They did everything in their power to suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18). When critics began discussing Caner’s gross fabrications, they silently doctored his bio to hide the lies. Being alienated from truth, they did not realize their cover up would inflame the critics’ outrage and confirm their complicity in Caner’s crimes. When bloggers proved their contentions with video evidence on YouTube, Liberty (in collusion with pseudo-Christian apologist John Ankerberg) filed phony copyright infringement charges to get the videos suppressed. This worked for about a week until counter-chargers were filed and YouTube recognized that Liberty had made false accusations. Then Christianity Today picked up on this scandal and Elmer Towns (co-founder with Jerry Falwell of Liberty University) stated that the Liberty board had “held an inquiry” and had exonerated Caner of any wrongdoing. A few days later (after much public outcry caused by the CT article) Liberty spokesman Johnny Moore explained that the inquiry “wasn’t an inquiry or anything like that” and that a real inquiry would now be conducted. Given their initial attempt to make the scandal go away by lying about having already held an inquiry, and their active collusion with Caner and other deceivers to suppress the truth, the end result of their “inquiry” was a forgone conclusion. They would do everything within their power to pervert and/or suppress the truth to protect themselves and their star preacher/comedian and “trophy” Islamic convert whom they credited with tripling enrollment in their “Christian” University. It only took them seven weeks, but they finally found a way to publicly lie without it looking too much like a lie (in their own eyes, anyway – it’s quite obvious to everyone else). Here is there statement released at the end of the day on Friday, June 25, 2010:
After a thorough and exhaustive review of Dr. Ergun Caner’s public statements, a committee consisting of four members of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees has concluded that Dr. Caner has made factual statements that are self-contradictory. However, the committee found no evidence to suggest that Dr. Caner was not a Muslim who converted to Christianity as a teenager, but, instead, found discrepancies related to matters such as dates, names and places of residence. Dr. Caner has cooperated with the board committee and has apologized for the discrepancies and misstatements that led to this review. Dr. Caner’s current contractual term as Dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary expires on June, 30, 2010. Dr. Caner will no longer serve as Dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The university has offered, and Dr. Caner has accepted, an employment contract for the 2010-2011 academic year. Dr. Caner will remain on the faculty of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary as a professor
Let’s walk through the details of this statement:
“Dr. Caner has made factual statements that are self-contradictory.” This is the perverted lawyer language the world expects from people who are trying to twist and hide the truth. It is the last thing anyone would expect to hear coming from anyone genuinely seeking to speak truth. And after a “thorough and exhaustive review” anyone with an ounce of integrity and half a brain (let alone leaders of an academic institution that compares itself with Harvard and Yale) could determine that Ergun Caner flat out lied about many important aspects of his personal biography. For example:
- Caner’s old bio (link) that was on his official site for years claimed that he had “debated Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Bah’ai over sixty times at universities and colleges.” There is no record of any such debates – not one! Caner implicitly admitted that this was a lie when he removed it from his bio. There are many records of similar lies in his speeches, such as when he claimed to have debated Shabir Ally.
- Caner claimed to be able to speak Arabic, and frequently presented moronic, mind-numbing, rank gibberish as if it were Arabic in his public speeches (link). This alone would disqualify him as a professor in any legitimate university.
- Within a month of 9/11/2001, Caner opportunistically invented the story that he came to America at age 15 after being trained in Turkey as a member of “Islamic Youth Jihad” to do that “which was done on 11 September.” In one sermon he claimed that he learned English when he immigrated to Brooklyn in 1978 and in another he claimed he learned English in Turkey by watching the Dukes of Hazzard before the show had ever aired. The truth is that his family came straight to Ohio from Sweden in 1969 when he was 3 years old and he grew up as an ordinary Midwestern kid in that state which is why he speaks fluent English with a Midwestern accent. The evidence is overwhelming. It is an incontrovertible fact that he profiteered off the pain, suffering, fear, and death of 9/11. He is a criminal for this and many other reasons. I could go on and on, of course. See Ergun Caner’s Crimes against God and the Global Community.
The most obvious proof of the absolute corruption of the Liberty Board of Trustees is that they whitewashed Caner’s blatant lies as nothing but “discrepancies related to matters such as dates, names and places of residence.” This statement is so absurd as to be a self-parody. It would be like saying that the Elephant Man was a fine looking guy with some superficial skin problems. Liberty left themselves no wiggle room at all. They have publicly convicted themselves as outright unabashed freakin’ God-mocking liars!
“Dr. Caner has cooperated with the board committee and has apologized for the discrepancies and misstatements that led to this review.” Huh? Come again? I see no evidence that Caner “misstated” anything at all (except when he got his lies mixed up, I suppose). His purpose was to LIE to make money and to create a reputation as an ex-Jihad Muslim, and he made the false statements required to accomplish that purpose. He did not “misstate” anything. He flat out LIED, LIED, and LIED again for a period of nine years, and everyone knows it because it has all been recorded on video, audio, court documents, and so forth.
If anyone wants further proof that Liberty’s style of the Southern Baptist religion is a deadly parasite that kills the mind and soul of its host, take a look at Pastor Tim Guthrie’s post in which he heralds Liberty’s statement as an exoneration of Ergun Caner! In his world, black is white, up is down, and lies are true.
Liberty University is illegitimate as both a Christian and an academic institution. The suppression of truth and advancement of lies is proof that they are not Christian. And their promotion of the rank absurdity of Young Earth Creationism in their Biology classes would invalidate them as a legitimate academic institution even if they were not chronic liars who had hired and retained a dishonest and incompetent professor.
A Christian University? Liberty is neither.
See the Squirrel’s insightful analysis here: Lynchburg, We Have A Problem…