The witch hunt for Caner is unreal.
I can’t imagine being hounded by people who profess themselves as believers, for years and years after-the-fact. What’s known is that he may have elaborated some when talking about his upbringing, but this is quite common among any speaker.
Their called slips of the tongue for a reason and I would hope no one would take a mistake you’d make and force you to relive it and make some grand public repentance. Then and only then may you be acceptable (and even then not really). That sounds like the Pharisees with a stone in their hands rather than Jesus with a hand reaching out.
If the man has made peace with God and those around him in accountability, then that’s all there should be to it. Ergun Caner has done and is doing great things for the Kingdom.
I seriously beg to differ. What's known is that he DID MAKE UP OUT OF WHOLE CLOTH the most distinctive parts of his testimony, and it was THE PARTS THAT HE MADE UP that got him invited to speak and ultimately got him his job at Liberty. Caner gave false witness in order to get work as an expert in Islam/Christian witnessing:
Sometimes I wish I had a better...Do you ever do that? Do you ever wish you had a better testimony in your life? You're sitting there in church, listening to a guy on stage, thinking "Man, he has an awesome testimony! I have a horrible one. I wish I was addicted to crack! (Kicks foot against ground, grumbles sarcastically) Thanks, God!
-- Tim Hawkins, from the DVD "I'm No Rockstar"