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Quantifying the Magnitude of a David Barton Lie

I reported last week about David Barton repeatedly lying about child porn prosecutions. On his radio show he said, "the last I knew, there has not been a single prosecution of child pornography under this administration. There were many under previous administrations; this administration just shut it down.” Warren Throckmorton managed to quantify just what a huge whopper of a life this is by asking the DOJ how many such cases they'd prosecuted. … [Read more...]

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...]

Netenyahu Goes Full-On David Barton

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu took part in a ceremony at the American ambassador to Israel's residence to celebrate the 4th of July and he went full-on David Barton, making false claims about the founding fathers and their reverence for the Old Testament. … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Gives David Barton a PhD

We all know that Glenn Beck just loves David Barton. He has him on his show constantly and lavishes him with praise. Given their mutual penchant for lying, that seems predictable enough. But Beck has now done what no university has ever done, bestowed Barton with a PhD. … [Read more...]

David Barton and the ‘Let the People Decide’ Excuse

The Missouri Baptist Convention is going to include a presentation by professional liar David Barton, so Warren Throckmorton asked the executive director of the MBC, Dr. John Yeats, to defend that decision. He offered the "let the people decide" excuse. … [Read more...]

How Many Groups Does David Barton Speak To?

Warren Throckmorton has long been trying to figure out how David Barton claims to speak to more than 400 groups a year (sometimes more than 600). Seems logistically impossible. I'm sure you'll be shocked to hear that he does this by being dishonest. He found a document from one of Barton's lawsuits that spelled out all his "appearances" before "groups." … [Read more...]

Bill Federer: Robin to David Barton’s Batman

The Worldnetdaily recently started featuring a column by Bill Federer, another fake historian in the David Barton mold. Like Barton, he has no training in history. And like Barton, he likes to lie a lot. His latest column, claiming that Thomas Jefferson was a Christian, is a perfect example. The dishonesty is done mostly through out of context quotes. … [Read more...]

David Barton Wants to Sue Me

For the fourth time, the Worldnetdaily has mentioned me in an article (not counting once when Joseph Farah quoted me but didn't use my name). It's the least they could do for all the attention I bring them. This time it's an article about David Barton winning a $1 million settlement in a defamation suit. And he sounds like he wants to sue me and several others as well. … [Read more...]

Gregg Frazer Eviscerates David Barton

Gregg Frazer is a Christian historian that I have a lot of respect for. Unlike so many, he is intellectually honest in his work on the Founding Fathers and religion. And while I have my disagreements with him on the scope and nature of the religion clauses of the First Amendment, I agree with him in his assessment of the utter dishonesty of David Barton. Warren Throckmorton has, with Frazer's permission, published a long review of Barton's America's Deadly Heritage. … [Read more...]

Shocker: David Barton Caught Lying. Again.

Yeah, I know, David Barton being caught lying is very much a "water is wet" story, but it's still worth documenting just how brazenly he lies and how secure he feels in doing so because he knows that his ignorant and deluded followers will neither catch him at or care if they did. Here's the latest lie from a talk he gave at a church: … [Read more...]

Rafael Cruz Repeats David Barton Lie

Rafeal Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, gives a lot of speeches that are little more than recitations of right wing myths and he borrows from David Barton a lot. But while speaking at John Hagee's church, he repeated one of Barton's most ridiculous lies, that the Supreme Court removed mandatory Bible reading from schools because it could cause "brain damage." … [Read more...]

Hey Look, David Barton is Lying Again

I'm pretty sure this is at least the one millionth example of David Barton flat out lying about the Constitution in the process of making an astonishingly stupid argument about it. He says that the founders included an oath in the Constitution to tie it directly to religion: … [Read more...]