Soon after Ergun Caner’s fraudulent history became public, ostensibly “Christian” ministries began trying to hide the evidence. The first “ministry” I found doing this was Living With Joy Radio which quietly removed three incriminating Caner audio files (formerly known as “sermons” by a “man of God”).
The Ohio Free Will Baptists have now done the same thing. On April 13, 2010 the FBC Jax Watchdog blog published some transcripts from four talks given by Ergun Caner at the 2007 Men’s Retreat hosted by the Ohio State Association of Free Will Baptists. Here is a snippet from that post:
If the public records are correct, and if his own words in his book co-authored with his brother are correct, Ergun moved to the states in 1970 when he was the age of 4, and never lived in Turkey.
But in the sermon exercpt below, delivered in early 2007, Ergun explains in great detail that what he learned about America he learned watching American television shows broadcast in Turkey – growing up in Istanbul.
This excerpt was taken from one of Ergun Caner’s four sermons preached at the Men’s Retreat of the Ohio State Association of Free Will Baptists in early 2007.
Each sermon is available for downloading here (until they are taken down after this post goes up).
The parenthetical comment in the last sentence was prescient. The Ohio Free Will Baptist site removed the files sometime between the week of 5/13 and 5/18. Here are screenshots of the original page (retrieved from Bing’s 5/13 cache – so it won’t be there for long) and the current page as of 5/18:
There are two things that fools don’t realize when they attempt to suppress evidence. First, it is rarely successful, especially in the internet age where data is redundantly archived on many servers (such as my own here, here, here, and here), and second, it only confirms their guilt! It’s always the cover-up that get’s ya! Think NIXON.
The amazing thing about the folks covering up for Caner is that they all profess to be Christians while denying everything that Christ stands for. It blows my mind and has convinced me that organized Christianity, especially the leadership, is utterly, thoroughly, totally, and completely corrupt. Caner’s crimes have exposed countless “cancerous cells” that are actively and chronically opposed to truth. It’s not just one individual here or there and it’s not just lies – it includes a long history of chronic racism, sexism (see EthicsDaily.com) and sexual abuse (see StopBaptistPredators.org).