Newcombe Writes Spectacularly Dumb Column

Worldnetdaily columnist Jerry Newcombe has a column on Bradlee Dean's website with the clickbait headline 10 Reasons why Atheism is Jihad against God. There is not a single fact or argument in the column that even remotely supports that claim. It's really just a litany of standard Christian right claims about the founders. … [Read more...]

David Barton: ‘America’s Premier Historian’

Warren Throckmorton notes that Rick Green, David Barton's co-host (and employee) on the Wallbuilders Live radio show, has begun introducing him on the show as "America's premier historian." No, seriously. With a straight face, apparently. … [Read more...]

David Lane Still Utterly Ignorant of American History

David Lane of the American Renewal Project has a gift for saying the dumbest, most unsupportable claims with total confidence. It's a gift that most Christian right preachers have, the secret to their appeal and their success. And he continues to blather ignorantly about religion and American history. … [Read more...]

SBC Leader Admits America Not Founded as Christian Nation

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has come out and admitted that America was not founded as a Christian nation other than in the entirely mundane sense that it was, and is, made up mostly of Christians. … [Read more...]

Federer and Barton: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Dishonesty

Bill Federer is sort of a poor man's David Barton. His columns, made up of almost nothing but isolated quotes ripped from their context, are reprinted in the Worldnetdaily. His latest column is entitled "Here's proof Thomas Jefferson was a Christian." It is every bit as dishonest as you would expect. … [Read more...]

Lane: Secularism is the Enemy and Christians are Powerless in America

Christian nationalist David Lane seems to descend deeper and deeper into this fantasy world where Christians are utterly powerless and secularists control the country. We secularists are the enemy, you see, and God will destroy us if only Christians would fall on their knees and repent and blah blah blah. … [Read more...]

Idaho Governor Vetoes Bible-in-School Bill

Remember that bill in Idaho that said teachers could use the Bible as a reference in a whole range of classes in public schools? Gov. Butch Otter, a Republican, has vetoed the bill, calling it unconstitutional. … [Read more...]

Barton Still Claims Jefferson Would Agree With Him

Christian nationalists like David Barton have to lie a lot in order to make Thomas Jefferson sound like one of them. They have to ignore a mountain of statements in his private letters that make absolutely clear that he rejected almost everything about the Christian mythology. So Barton says things like this: … [Read more...]

Beck: The Constitution is the Same as God’s Will

Glenn Beck took a call on his radio show from a young girl who said she supported Ted Cruz because he uses the Bible as his compass. Beck then delivered a weird, ahistorical diatribe about how you didn't need to use God as a compass because the founding fathers did so when they wrote the Constitution. … [Read more...]

John Fea on the Theology of Ted Cruz

Well-respected evangelical Christian historian John Fea has another esay, this time in Christianity Today, looking at the theology of Ted Cruz. Specifically, about how he mixes, even entirely conflates, theology with American history. Given that David Barton runs his Super PAC, this is hardly surprising. … [Read more...]

Barton Admits Goal of PoliSci School is Dominionist

David Barton, who has made it quite clear that he is a theocrat, admitted on his radio program that the new David Barton School of Government at a Christian college in Arkansas is a tool to help Christians conquer the "mountain" of government, drawing on the teachings of Seven Mountains Dominionism. … [Read more...]

More on Barton’s Lie About Violent Crime in Vegas

Warren Throckmorton has been tracking down data on David Barton's recent lie that "the violent crime rate has gone down 75 percent in Las Vegas by the reintroduction of biblical teachings back in the city through the police department and the churches." It could hardly be any more false, of course. … [Read more...]