Since EthicsDaily.com’s revealing article on “Dr.” Johnny Hunt’s academic credentials hit the internets yesterday there has been much response. Now, the Washington Post/Newsweek has picked up the story on their “On Faith” website. Here that is:
New SBC Leader’s Dubious Credentials
The story has made it’s way over to the Daily Kos as well.
An amateur Christian rapper came to Hunt’s rescue and put his thoughts in the form of a rap song in the comment thread of my original post – quite funny. Here’s a snippet from Crayzee Joe’s rap in honor of his pastor:
You can strip away the titles
Just take ‘em if you want
Get back to just callin’ him
plain old Johnny Hunt
That’s some pretty decent advice from one Southern Baptist.
Another blogger has argued that Hunt and other pastors tempted to describe themselves as “Dr.” after receiving a diploma mill doctorate should remember the words of Dr. Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, who after the Flockhart scandal offered these wise words in an article entitled Integrity in Ministry:
- Guard your integrity by always being completely honest. Do not pad your resume or reputation with false or inflated accomplishments. The Bible says God hates a proud look and lying tongue (Proverbs 6:17). Be a truth-teller in every area of your life, both in the big things and the little things.