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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...]

Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: David Barton

If there's a chutzpah hall of fame, David Barton must be a first ballot inductee. You might want to turn off your irony meters before I tell you that he's now complaining about people using quotes from the Founding Fathers that aren't accurate. … [Read more...]

Robert O'Brien Nominee: David Barton

Add this one to the long list of crazy from David Barton:I will tell you that the science will always catch up with the Bible, it may not appear to be right it will always catch up, it always has, always will. We now have a study out in the last few months called “ex-gays,” and it is significant, it has changed the entire psychological, psychiatric world, because it documents authoritatively people who were homosexuals who no longer were. Now on the secular side they’ve been saying ‘oh there’ … [Read more...]

Robert O'Brien Nominee: David Barton. Again.

Even by Barton standards, this one is moronic.“I’m sorry, your sexual choice is not a God-given right,” Barton said, “You’re talking about a choice and you’re talking about elevating a choice to an inalienable right, which is impossible, you can’t, not under the definition of American documents.”Religion is a choice and that's an inalienable right. Speaking, publishing newspapers and peaceably assembling are also choices -- and all inalienable rights. As usual, Barton is completely wrong. … [Read more...]

David Barton: Not a Historian

Here's an amusing interview with David Barton where he admits that he's not a historian -- but only because nobody is a historian.Barton: I really kind of do a whole lot of all of it, but I don't consider myself a historian because I'm not sure there is such a thing ... So I really don't call myself a historian. I probably know more about history than most folks. I've probably read more history books than most folks, I've read thousands and literally tens of thousands. But I don't consider … [Read more...]

Robert O'Brien Nominee: David Barton

David Barton routinely says crazy things on the Wallbuilders daily radio show. But in a show last week he actually claimed that schools are forcing students to become gay. Seriously. In discussing anti-bullying rules that help protect gay kids from harassment, he and co-host had this appalling exchange: … [Read more...]

Barton Again Lies About Child Pornography Prosecutions


Being David Barton means being so blatant a liar that you keep repeating the same lies over and over again even after they've been proven to be lies. In fact, repeating the same lies even when that morning's headlines prove that you're lying, safe in the knowledge that your audience is too braindead to catch and too tribal to care if they did. For instance, this old lie that he keeps retelling: … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck to Deploy 1000 ‘Unity Teams’


If Glenn Beck did not exist, I might have to invent him. Who else, save perhaps Donald Trump and Larry Klayman, manages to be so thoroughly ridiculous, self-aggrandizing and endlessly amusing than Beck? His wild pendulum swings between gloom and hope, his self-declared daily communications with God, his constant claims of having been right about everything...he's just the total package. And now he's working with David Barton to deploy "unity teams" to diffuse situations like the unrest in … [Read more...]

Barton Lies About Sexual Orientation in the Military

David Barton must wake up every morning having the DTs from withdrawal, having gone a whole eight hours without telling a lie as he slept. Frantic to get his fix and feed his addiction to dishonesty, he immediately begins plotting that day's radio shows. What shall I lie about today, he wonders. I know, I'll make a whole bunch of shit up about how the military is now allowing pedophiles to serve openly because that's a sexual orientation! … [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...]

Wandering Around Patheos

Since joining Patheos last week, I've tried to do a little exploring, not only of the atheist blogs but of some of the other portals as well. I've been a frequent reader of Warren Throckmorton's blog in the evangelical Christian channel for quite a while now. He does a lot of excellent work tracking the seemingly endless lies of David Barton. He is man of both intellect and integrity. … [Read more...]

Barton and Beck, Together Once Again

Glenn Beck took a month off from his show due to exhaustion, but he's back now and one of his first orders of business was to bring his buddy David Barton on the show to spout more nonsense about the government and Christianity. He said the entire Bill of Rights is based on the Bible. … [Read more...]