Jesus’ wife has finally taken the sad step that culminates many a marriage: the gruesome divorce. Harvard Divinity School professor and historian of early Christianity Karen L. King, who has spent the past four years championing a one- by three-inch papyrus scrap bearing the Coptic words "Jesus said to them, 'My wife' " as part of an ancient 4th-century "gospel" indicating that many early Christians believed Jesus had been married, has now conceded that the tiny fragment is probably a "forgery."
That a qualified academic pushed this nonsense for so long, and received appointments and book contracts because of it, is absolutely immoral. This is what happens when self-interest, rather than intellectual curiosity, drives research.
This, too, from The Atlantic, should be read: The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus's Wife
Harvard [and Columbia] are no strangers to "Christian fraud", however. If you wish, read about Morton Smith.