Barton Tells More Lies

Good ol' David Barton. He's like the Old Faithful of dishonesty, dutifully spewing nonsense up into the air every few hours to the delight of his Christian right gawkers, who clap and cheer and reward him handsomely for it. His latest pile of manure: … [Read more...]

‘Coach’ Dave: Only Super Special Christians Can Serve on SCOTUS

"Coach" Dave Daubenmire's latest ignorant and inane opinion is that the only ones who should be eligible to serve on the Supreme Court are not just Christians, but super special Christians just like him, Christians of the "filled with the spirit" variety. … [Read more...]

Robertson: God Put Trump in Power

Pat Robertson joined the brigade of Christian right con artists claiming that Donald Trump was put in power by God. They never seem to mention, though, that the Bible quite clearly says that all governments are put in power by God. … [Read more...]

Barton and Dreisbach Lie About Religion and the Founding Fathers

David Barton, who is now billing himself as "America's premiere historian" on his radio show, had American University professor Daniel Dreisbach on the show and together they told some bigly whoppers about the non-existent Christian origins of the Constitution. Barton starts with this familiar lie: … [Read more...]

Trump Refuses to Turn Over Giuliani Memo on Muslim Ban

A federal judge ordered the White House to turn over a memo and other documents related to Trump asking Rudy Giuliani to help him create a Muslim ban that wouldn't sound like a Muslim ban, but Trump is apparently refusing to show those documents to the court. … [Read more...]

Beck, Barton Create Apprenticeships in Lying

Glenn Beck and David Barton are teaming up to create apprenticeship programs for college students about God and American history. In other words, they're going to teach college kids all the lies they spew constantly about that subject. … [Read more...]

Barton Again Claims the Constitution Quotes the Bible

Professional liar David Barton is once again telling his most outrageous lie of all, that the Constitution is taken "word for word" from the Bible. He says it's very convincing to pastors, but he should try convincing actual educated people about it. … [Read more...]

Klingenschmitt’s Cluelessness on Religious Tests for Office

Our old friend Gordon Klingenschmitt regularly exposes his total ignorance on practically every issue and the latest is on religious tests for office. He claims that because Trump's nominee to be Army Secretary was criticized for some of his beliefs, that is an unconstitutional religious test for office. … [Read more...]

Barton Repeats Perhaps His Biggest Lie of All

David Barton lies. A lot. He does it professionally and he does it audaciously. But I would argue that his single biggest lie, which he repeats constantly, is that you'll find "almost verbatim wording in many clauses of the Constitution to passages in the Bible." He repeated it yet again last week and cited the infamous Lutz study to support it: … [Read more...]

FFRF Files Suit Over Trump’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order

My friends at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have already filed a federal lawsuit challenging Trump's executive order pretending to support "religious freedom" by ostensibly, but not really, loosening the restrictions on politicking known as the Johnson Amendment. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Empty ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order

As expected, Trump signed an executive order on "religious freedom" on Thursday, but it does pretty much nothing. It instructs the IRS not to crack down on churches that are actively involved in politics, which the IRS has virtually never actually done. … [Read more...]

KY Governor Signs Bill to Create Public School Bible Class

Kentucky Gov. Matt Blevin signed a bill into law that requires the state to develop a curriculum for a Bible course. Two courses, actually, one for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament. It would be an elective class in public schools. The bill: … [Read more...]