Hitting Peak Barton

Hemant reports on some absolutely amazing comments from our old friend David Barton, who says that he will only debate atheists if he gets 92% of the speaking time. Why? Because America is 92% Christian (wrong) and therefore he should get 92% of the time. … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas a Chip Off the ol’ Barton

Seeing the numerous historical errors and falsehoods in Eric Metaxas' new book, it was obvious that he is emulating David Barton in being incredibly dishonest. But he confirmed on his radio show that he used Barton's books in writing his own (though without ever footnoting him). … [Read more...]

John Fea Debunks Metaxas Now Too

Evangelical Christian historian John Fee has joined Warren Throckmorton and a couple others in strongly criticizing the lies and distortions in Eric Metaxas' new book, which is pretty much straight out of the David Barton propaganda playbook. He points out some of Metaxas' rather obvious contradictions. … [Read more...]

David Barton Will Never Stop Repeating a Lie

Right Wing Watch again catches David Barton repeating a lie over and over again after it's been proven to be a lie. This time it's his claim that Justice Steven Breyer admitted that the due process guarantees in the Constitution "came out of the Bible." … [Read more...]

Metaxas: As Shameless a Liar as Barton

Warren Throckmorton has been going through and critiquing a new book by Eric Metaxas and it is clear that Metaxas is every bit as shameless a liar as David Barton. Here's yet another example as he tries to make George Whitefield, the force behind the Great Awakening in the mid-1700s, into a leader in racial equality. … [Read more...]

Wiles: Rid the Nation of Muslims or We’re All Going to Die

Rick Wiles can always be counted on to take the already vile and bigoted positions of others and make them infinitely worse. He says that we have to round up every Muslim in the country and deport them, then amend the Constitution to declare America a Christian nation, or "we're all going to die." … [Read more...]

Two Right Wing Extremists Lose Primaries

In addition to the presidential primary in Washington, DC, Tuesday also had congressional primaries in other states, including Virginia and Nevada. And two of the more extreme voices in the Republican party lost their primaries, including Michele Fiore in Nevada. … [Read more...]

Beck Guest: Israel Was a ‘Constitutional Republic’

Glenn Beck had Paul Blair, one of the most extreme of the wingnuts in Oklahoma, on his TV show and Blair made the absolutely bizarre declaration that ancient Israel in the Bible was a "constitutional republic." He clearly has no idea what that phrase means at all. … [Read more...]

Barton Lies About Why He Was Criticized for Jefferson Book

David Barton may be really, really bad at making accurate statements, but the man knows how to push a narrative that his incredibly dull audience will eat up with a spoon. So he lies and says that he was attacked by academics for his book The Jefferson Lies because they hate America and reject "American exceptionalism." … [Read more...]

A Bunch of Lies, If You Can Keep Telling Them

Eric Metaxas has a new book out entitled If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty. The title, of course, is taken from Ben Franklin's famous reply that the Constitution had created "a republic, if you can keep it." But it looks like just another pack of Christian Nation lies. … [Read more...]

The Historical Absurdity of ‘Judeo-Christian Values’

The Christian right's favorite phrase these days might be "Judeo-Christian values." The United States itself, they say, was founded on "Judeo-Christian values." And they love to cite things like the Mayflower Compact, colonial charters and early state laws and constitutions as evidence. In fact, they easily show just how absurd that phrase would have seemed throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. … [Read more...]

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...]