I am still withholding judgment on the internet musings (see here, here, or here – to list only a few) regarding Ergun Caner. However, I knew the allegations that he intentionally embellished his testimony (post 9/11) were gaining steam when Christianity Today and other “mainstream” news agencies began reporting on this story.
It appears that Liberty University is taking these allegations seriously as well and have formed an internal investigative committee to study all the facts involved.
I suspect this is such an important story because a seminary president at one of America’s leading evangelical universities is being accused of lying and manipulating Islamiphobia for the purpose of gaining celebrity and expertise.
If these allegations prove to be true it will be another example in the long line of Christian celebrity moral failures (another reason that “celebrity” is antithetical to the servant nature of Christianity).