Will this fraud be exposed?
By Fr. Rutler (articles ) | Jun 18, 2003
The NY Times-- like many other media outlets-- recently front-paged the "discovery" of an ancient burial site with the inscription: "James, brother of Jesus."
Now this story reveals that the inscription was a hoax. Archeological experts agree that the inscription was forged, probably by someone with religious (or anti-religious) motives.
The original "discovery," which the media covered so prominently, was said to disprove the perpetual virginity of Our Lady.
How much do you suppose the media will apologize now, learning that they had been used?
How much energy do you suppose they will put into the effort to discover the forger, and find out why he did it?
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