Question: I noticed a rather derogatory reference to you in a recent issue of...a Catholic apologetic magazine edited by Karl Keating [that stated] that you don’t really write your books but use a ghostwriter. Could you respond? | thebereancall.org

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Question: I noticed a rather derogatory reference to you in a recent issue of This Rock, a Catholic apologetic magazine edited by Karl Keating. I know you have debated Karl in the past and wonder whether he was accurate in saying that you don’t really write your books but use a ghostwriter. Could you respond?

Response: Unfortunately, Karl did not write the truth. I’ve never used a ghostwriter. I don’t understand why he, an attorney who I always thought was therefore more concerned than most writers for accuracy, would make such an accusation. I am even more disappointed that he has not responded to the letter which I wrote to him more than five months ago. The following is from my letter to Karl:

“Although we strongly disagree on a number of vital issues, from the supreme authority of Scripture to the basis of man’s eternal salvation, I have always respected you as a person of integrity....In your July/ August issue of This Rock on p. 14 you call me ‘an inveterate anti-Catholic.’ Is it really fair to label as ‘anti-Catholics’ those who disagree with you? We don’t retaliate by calling you anti-evangelicals, because we want to believe you are motivated by a sincere concern for truth rather than prejudice. Can’t we have the same courtesy and respect from you?

“You then say, ‘Dave Hunt...has written many books....(Actually, I should rephrase written: He has his name on books that were ghostwritten for him.).’ I will try to maintain my high view of your integrity and assume that someone has led you to believe this lie. Never have I or would I pretend to be the author of anything I had not written....

“I’m disappointed, Karl. As one who ridicules my research and spares no opportunity to expose my alleged inaccuracies, should you not be more careful in your own research?

“Please do me the courtesy of publishing this letter as a correction to your false accusation.”

To date we are unaware of his having done so.

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