Jefferson, Paine and Jesus

I had an interesting exchange on my friend Justin Scheiber's Facebook page with a Christian apologist named John Barron, who has apparently argued with Justin in the past. The exchange was about Dinesh D'Souza. Barron thinks that D'Souza is largely correct in his conclusions but not very good at presenting them and I said the following: … [Read more...]

More Fake Founding Fathers Quotes From Secularists

It is with great irritation that I call your attention to yet another article full of fake quotes from the founding fathers -- not by David Barton and his ilk, but by someone on "our side." Yes, I know this is a year old. I don't care. This crap has to stop. … [Read more...]

Former Fan Hammers Wallbuilders Supporters

Bart Gingerich writes an interesting, if too brief, article at the Institute on Religion and Democracy's blog about David Barton and Wallbuilders. Gingerich was homeschooled and got his history degree from Patrick Henry College, which he entered as a big fan of Barton's work. He is now a staunch critic: … [Read more...]

Even the Reconstructionists Reject Barton’s Lies

Things are getting bad enough for David Barton that even the Christian Reconstructionists are blasting his distortions of history. Joel McDurmon of American Vision, who does believe in "restoring America's Biblical foundation," takes Barton to task for several blatant errors. … [Read more...]

Even Beck’s Favorite Historians Reject Barton

Yet another twist in the ongoing David Barton saga. WORLDmag has an article that cites several historians that have been praised by Barton and by Glenn Beck, who have appeared on their shows, criticizing Barton's revisionist history in regard to Thomas Jefferson. … [Read more...]

Boykin Expands on Barton Lie

As Right Wing Watch points out, the casual lies of David Barton are often magnified by others, who take some smaller falsehood told by him and turn it into an even bigger falsehood. The deranged Jerry Boykin does exactly that in this video, claiming that "the Bible is referenced four times more than any other document in our Constitution." … [Read more...]

America for Jesus — and Lying About History

Back in 1980, I attended one of the original America for Jesus rallies, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I was 13 at the time, so I wasn't yet capable of recognizing the lies I was being fed. This year they're holding the same event again and they're making those lies plain for all to see on the flier for it. The first fake quote is from Washington: … [Read more...]

David Barton: Logical Fallacy Machine

David Barton is responding to some of the critics of his new and aptly-named book The Jefferson Lies and, true to form, his response is little more than a laundry list of logical fallacies with almost no substantive argument whatsoever. His most common form of argument is what I often call the argumentum ad labelum, or argument by label. … [Read more...]

Barton Continues to Lie About Constitution and Bible

David Barton's long list of Christian Nation lies seems to be getting even more brazen. As Right Wing Watch reports, it is now a standard part of his presentations that many of the provisions in the Constitution are "literal, direct quotations out of the Bible." In this video, he makes very specific claims about the provisions that are "exact quotes" out of the Bible: … [Read more...]

Accuracy and the Founding Fathers

Kerry Walters, a professor of philosophy at Gettysburg College and author of several books on the Founding Fathers and religion, takes the religious right to task for their false claim that America was founded as a Christian nation. that's a good thing, of course, but unfortunately he gets some of the details wrong himself. … [Read more...]

Farah: Atheists Aren’t Real Americans

You can always rely on Joseph Farah to take the most ridiculous and bigoted positions possible in any situation. In a recent column, he explained why we atheists can never be "real Americans." The reason, I'm sure you will not be surprised to hear, is because the founding fathers were all Christians. … [Read more...]

A New Barton – Beck Lovefest

Glenn Beck had David Barton on his show last week and Beck declared that "if we save the country, when we save the country, a lot of the credit in the afterlife is going to go to you." Barton says God has put all those historical documents that he lies about in his hands. … [Read more...]


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