Barton’s Bizarre Lie About Justice Breyer


We're used to David Barton lying about virtually everything, including his own past, but in his latest video series he tells a lie that is blatant and easily checked. It's a lie he's told before, but now he's put an actual citation on it that can be read to show that he's lying. I'll reprint the entire thing below. … [Read more...]

Barton Goes Full-on Theocrat


We've all known for a long time that David Barton is a theocrat who thinks the Bible should determine the law of the land. In his Foundations of Freedom video series, he makes this explicit by saying that we can't hold a vote to legalize abortion or homosexuality because it violates God's "fixed moral law." … [Read more...]

Bachmann: Ten Commandments is ‘Ultimate Law’


The Trinity Broadcasting Network continues to show David Barton's "Foundations of Freedom" video series, which features our old friend Michele Bachmann in a prominent role being interviewed by Barton. In the latest one, she argues that no law that violates the Ten Commandments can stand because that is the "ultimate moral law." … [Read more...]

Jefferson Would Vote the Same Way as Barton

David Barton

Still furiously promoting his book full of lies about Thomas Jefferson, David Barton and the Worldnetdaily attempt to answer the eternal question: Who would Thomas Jefferson vote for?I'm sure you'll be shocked to find out that Jefferson would vote for the guy that Barton is working for and supporting, Ted Cruz. Barton runs the Super PAC supporting his candidacy. … [Read more...]

Cruz: I’m a Christian First, American Second


Ted Cruz is upset that some old-school Republicans like Bob Dole have begun to openly oppose his nomination, so now he's claiming that the Republican "establishment" has chosen to support Donald Trump. That's a rather laughable claim, but we're used to those from Cruz. And along the way, he throws out this jaw-dropping claim that would sound so different if you just replaced one word: … [Read more...]

David Barton and Those Mythical ‘Important Academics’


Now that the Worldnetdaily has republished David Barton's The Jefferson Lies, a book that is indeed full of lies about Jefferson, he'd like you to know that you should ignore all of those hoity toity "historians" with their "knowledge" and "facts" because he has a whole bunch of "important academics" who have endorsed his book. Like this one guy who never graduated from college. … [Read more...]

Meet the New Barton Book; Same as the Old Barton Book


David Barton's The Jefferson Lies, pulled from the shelves by Thomas Nelson Publishers, has been republished by Worldnetdaily Books (what a shocker), which doesn't care about trivial things like accuracy. Barton, of course, has said that none of the criticisms of the old book were valid, but he made some minor changes in wording anyway. But here's one lie that's still in there: … [Read more...]

Chris Rodda’s Liars for Jesus, Vol. 2 Published


I am very happy to announce that Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of American History, Vol. 2 (Volume 2), by my friend Chris Rodda, has been published (there's also a Kindle version). She was kind enough to ask me to write the foreword to the book, which I was more than happy to do. … [Read more...]

Cynthia Dunbar: Still Dumb as a Stump After All These Years

Church and State

I'm sure you remember Cynthia Dunbar, former chair of the Texas State Board of Education. Well she's now a professor at Liberty University (shocker!) and co-chair of Ted Cruz' presidential campaign in Virginia. And she's still astonishingly dumb (that's a prerequisite for being a professor at Liberty, of course). Let's look at some of the things she's said recently: … [Read more...]

David Lane Takes on John Fea, Loses Badly

Church and State

John Fea is a well-respected historian at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He's an evangelical Christian, but an honest one and he has strongly criticized people like David Barton for their shoddy and dishonest revisionism about America being a "Christian nation." David Lane is political activist with no training in history at all and a blatant liar. When Lane tries to respond to Fea's criticism, he falls flat on his face. … [Read more...]

Starnes: Christianity is Losing Power to Secular Humanism


Fox News' professional hysteric Todd Starnes went on the air with Stuart Varney and the two of them did the usual pearl-clutching about the entirely non-existent "war on Christmas." It seems that school officials in Maine initially told a teacher she couldn't put up a Hello Kitty Christmas tree, then reversed themselves and let her put it up. Cue the howls of outrage. … [Read more...]

David Lane’s Bizarre Claims About Secularism


Christian theocrat David Lane has a column at Charisma News that is just an incoherent mishmash of internal contradictions and false claims about what he imagines secularism to be. First of all, he thinks it's a religion, which is patently absurd on its face. He also thinks it is synonymous with liberalism and uses it as a catchall phrase for "everything I hate." … [Read more...]