More Atheists Emulating David Barton


An old classmate of mine from high school posted a link to this article by some guy named Ken Harding, one of the seemingly endless supply of bombthrowing atheists who suffer from a serious case of the Dunning-Kruger effect. The title alone -- Our Founding Fathers Were Not Christians -- is the first tipoff that you've just wandered into a morass of oversimplification, half-truths and ignorance. And so we have. Let us fight our way through the thicket. … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck: All God, All the Time


Glenn Beck is trying to get everyone excited for his latest rally, this one in Birmingham, Alabama, to save the world from...well, from something. He put on a webinar with David Barton and others to encourage ministers to come and to bring their flock with them. Amusingly, he declared himself a "secular broadcaster" but says he's "almost all God now because we're out of time." God is drawing a line in the sand, you see, and Beck must be the prophet who warns everyone. … [Read more...]

The Truth About Margaret Sanger and Eugenics


NPR does a fact check on the ubiquitous claims from the right wing that Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, was a racist who wanted to eliminate blacks. The truth is that while she did flirt with eugenics in the early days, as did a great many people at the time, the accusations are generally based on fake quotes, false claims and wild exaggerations. Here's what Ben Carson recently said about it: … [Read more...]

Another Fake Jefferson Quote From the Christian Right

There is a quote that is often attributed to Albert Einstein, which he probably did not say, to the effect that there are only two infinite things in existence: the universe and human stupidity. Let me suggest that there may be another -- fake Jefferson quotes (and, ironically, fake Einstein quotes). Here's yet another one, in a video put out by Truth (LOL) in Action Ministries: … [Read more...]

DeLay Doubles Down on the Lies

Tom DeLay recently claimed that "God created this nation [and] that He wrote the Constitution." That's a monumentally stupid thing to say, but he's not backing down. And he went on the radio show of David Barton, who lies about history more than any man alive, to offer an equally ridiculous defense of his claim: … [Read more...]

Ignorant Pandering at Washington Event

Two of the most ignorant men in Congress, Rep. Tim Huelskamp and Rep. Steve King, delivered brief remarks at the "Washington: A Man of Prayer" event on Capitol Hill and then delivered prayers. Those remarks were every bit as stupid as one would expect. … [Read more...]

More Church/State Distortions from the Worldnetdaily

The Worldnetdaily is furiously promoting an event called Washington: A Man of Prayer, to be held at the U.S. Capitol building on May 7, printing one article after another about it. It's hosted by Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert and others. Unsurprisingly, the Worldnetdaily is copying a bunch of lies and distortions from David Barton. … [Read more...]

Barton on Democracy and Theocracy

David Barton went on the TV show of Mike and Cindy Jacobs (yes, the "prophet" -- read: con artist -- who says God gave her a bottomless bowl of spaghetti) and said that it's a myth that the Christian right wants a theocracy because you can't be both a democracy and a theocracy. … [Read more...]

AZ Tea Party: 1st Amendment Only Protects Christians

The Williams Tea Party group of Coconino County, Arizona, believe it or not, does not support the proposed law that would allow Christians to discriminate against gay people. Why? Because the constitutional already allows that, you see, because the First Amendment applies only to Christians. … [Read more...]

DeLay: God Wrote the Constitution

Those of you who were educated in public schools may still have the silly idea that the Constitution was written by the delegates to the Constitutional convention in Philadelphia, but Tom Delay knows that "God created this nation [and] that He wrote the Constitution, that it's based on biblical principles." That explains why we have a King James Version of that document. … [Read more...]

Beck: Our Laws Based on Ten Commandments

I have always been baffled by the claim that our laws are based on the Ten Commandments. This is a claim that can only be made by someone who is either a liar or hasn't bothered reading them. Glenn Beck is the latest to make this absolutely ridiculous claim. … [Read more...]

Joyner: God Created America

Rick Joyner has a TV show called Prophetic Perspective on Current Events and it's all the usual claptrap we're used to from the wingnut set. On one recent show, he says that God showed him that "America had been established by Him for a special purpose and I saw that purpose in the Scripture and I saw America in the prophetic books of the Bible." You're hearing voices, Rick. You should keep that to yourself. … [Read more...]