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...]

Barton: Accusations of Lying are ‘Fake News’

Professional liar David Barton said in an interview that people who accuse him of lying about American history, which he does more than anyone on the planet, are creating "fake news." His argument is a clear non-sequitur: He says the fact that he owns a lot of original documents proves he isn't lying. … [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...]

Beck and Barton to Create Museum of Historical Lies

Glenn Beck and his buddy David Barton are supposedly building a museum to prove that the Constitution was based upon the Bible -- I say supposedly because Beck often announces grand projects that never materialize -- and they want to use it in public schools. … [Read more...]

Fake Historian Misleads About Government Oaths

William Federer, a low-rent David Barton without the erudition, has a Worldnetdaily column entitled "Why Belief in God is Necessary for Taking Oaths." His answer is quite predictable -- because belief in God (allegedly) makes you more likely to follow the oath. But there's some obvious misinformation along the way: … [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...]

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...]

Eric Metaxas Keeps On Lying

Eric Metaxas is a rising star on the Christian right, but like his apparent role model David Barton, he has a serious problem with lying. Warren Throckmorton cites another example from his new book If You Can Keep It. He offers this excerpt from the book … [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...]

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...]

Beck: God Raised Up Cruz. Just Like…Thomas Paine?

Beck hit the road to campaign for Ted Cruz again, this time in Indiana, which is probably Cruz' last serious chance to prevent Donald Trump from getting 1237 delegates and a first-ballot nomination. He made a claim he has made before, that God has raised up Cruz to save the country, but then he said it was just like God raising up...Thomas Paine? … [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...]