Bryan Fischer and George Washington

Last week Bryan Fischer quoted a passage from George Washington's farewell address and strongly declared that if you are not a Christian, you are by definition anti-American and a traitor. When called out, he responded that he didn't say it, Washington said it. Except, of course, he didn't. … [Read more...]

Some Hilarious Religio-babble About Christmas and Liberty

Jake McCauley, who used to be the partner of deranged theocrat Bradlee Dean, has a column at BarbWire about "the political significance of Christmas." He dishes up some classic religio-babble about how there's no such thing as freedom without Jesus. … [Read more...]

The Truth Comes Out on Barton’s ‘Earned’ PhD

Warren Throckmorton reports that we finally have the truth about David Barton's "earned" PhD. And just as he initially predicted, it's from the totally unaccredited Life Christian University and he didn't have to take a single class or write a single thing. LCU's full statement: … [Read more...]

Barton’s School of Practical Government to Be Explicitly Domionist

Professional liar David Barton went on a Christian TV show to talk about his new "School of Practical Government" at Charis Bible College and they made quite clear that the core of what that school will teach is based on Christian dominionism. … [Read more...]

Satan Clubs and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Jerry Newcombe is a minister who knows absolutely nothing about constitutional law, but in line with the Dunning-Kruger effect, that does not prevent him from spouting off on the subject as if he does. His latest column is pure nonsense about the constitutionality of satanist student clubs in public schools. … [Read more...]

More on Barton’s Sudden ‘Earned PhD’

Warren Throckmorton is not backing off on pushing David Barton to tell the truth about this alleged "earned PhD" that he claims to have after years of saying he didn't have a PhD. First, he links to three videos over the last five years in which Barton says he did not have one. … [Read more...]

Bill Federer Lies About Lutz Study

Bill Federer, a poor man's David Barton who writes columns full of nothing but random, disconnected and out of context quotes that mention anything about religion from anyone vaguely related to the American government before about 1850, is lying about the now-infamous Lutz study. … [Read more...]

Christian Historian Blasts Barton for Lying

Jared Burkholder, a history professor at Grace College, has written an open letter to David Barton and his son Tim taking them to task for their constant claim that Barton is more reliable than actual historians because he uses original sources for his research. … [Read more...]

The Barton PhD Story Gets Weirder

So a couple days ago David Barton put up a video specifically addressing the claim that he doesn't have a PhD, something he has said publicly himself more than once. After getting serious sideeye and demands for proof, he's now taken down that video and the Facebook post that went with it. … [Read more...]

Barton Now Billing Himself as ‘Dr. David Barton’

David Barton has taken his blatant lie about having a PhD to a new level. Despite the fact that his own bio on his website does not claim any such degree, he is now billing himself on that website in his byline as "Dr. David Barton." … [Read more...]

Barton to ‘Call Out’ a Real Historian

David Barton is offering up his usual mishmash of lies and distractions from the criticism he has received from actual historians over his ridiculous pseudo-history. And he's specifically calling out John Fea, a Christian historian from Master's College. … [Read more...]

Early State Constitutions Forbid Clergy from Holding Office

Here's something I did not know in all the study I've done of religion and the Constitution. John Fea, a Christian historian from Messiah College, notes that many of the early state constitutions explicitly forbid ministers from holding public office. … [Read more...]