This comes up every now and then and some get quite upset about it. It has come up here and in other forums and one guy even wrote a whole blog attacking me about it coincidentally
(haha) within hours after
being banned at the Mahayana Dharma Wheel forum which is affiliated with this forum. I had no contact with him in any of the interactions and he was banned for violating the terms of service on issues not dealing with me whatsoever. He even called me (after being banned) a "cult leader".
I have gotten used to it. Maybe it is good you brought it up so I can answer this again for some who are so concerned about it.
It is quite common for authors to list their educational credentials, accomplishments, etc. to justify if you will their 'ability' to write the book. All authors do this. If they refuse, the publishers usually insist upon it. Some can call it conceit, bragging, etc. but never the less it is seen as necessary to show that the author has some credentials to write a book. The words in the quote above say it all "no claim to being fully enlightened or to being any famous guru, reborn" yet there is still some who get upset with the statements. I have left it there out of respect for my parents who were not Buddhists, yet quite amazed and proud of the birth event and mentioned it to all their friends and relatives. If some trolls, banned members still have difficulty with the claims, that is something they will have to examine for themselves and see the source of the aversion and deal with their mind-states. During an introductory thread here, other members noted that they also had similar birth, with little to no pain from their mother. It is also common among some traditional cultures where the birth is attempted to be performed with little pain. So it is not quite as unique as some might think and therefore, perhaps not such a big deal.
Another person complained that the article is written in the third person. It is a wiki, encyclopedia article. All encyclopedia articles are written in the third-person. Are there even any encyclopedia articles not written in the third-person? I have not seen one.
Another person said I was claiming or implicitly claiming to be Maitreya (Metteyya). Ridiculous, of course since according to Buddhism, Metteyya currently resides in the Tusita heaven waiting for when the Dhamma dies out in some distant future time. The last time I checked, Las Vegas is not in the Tusita heaven
nor has the Dhamma died out yet. Also, there can be no claim of being an arahant or fully enlightened since according to the bio itself there are the words in the quote above about not making that claim and an arahant cannot deliberately lie.