Brief Note: Wallbuilders Still Refers to Dr. David Barton

Even though David Barton has gone quiet about his claim to have an earned doctorate, his Wallbuilders Facebook page still refers readers to his work under the byline Dr. David Barton.On the newly revamped Wallbuilders Live bio of Barton, reference to his BA at Oral Roberts University has been removed.On September 7, Barton claimed in a video posted on his Facebook and You Tube accounts that he had an earned doctorate. However, the next day Barton removed the video and Facebook post … [Read more...]

Full Statement from Life Christian University President Douglas Wingate on Earned PhDs

Recently, Christian Today posted an article about mega-evangelist Joyce Meyer's and self-styled historian David Barton's PhD degree from Life Christian University. In it, LCU's president Douglas Wingate was quoted in support of his school's work. I have obtained the entire statement and am posting it here.I began looking into LCU when David Barton posted a video boasting about having an earned doctorate. The next day he removed the video and has not mentioned his PhD since. Although Barton … [Read more...]

Life Christian University Confirms David Barton’s “Earned Doctorate”

Over a month ago, religious right luminary and self-styled historian David Barton bragged for one day in a video that he had an "earned doctorate." Although he hid the diploma on the video, the doctorate appeared to come from Life Christian University, a school in FL which gives degrees in consideration for ministry experience. The day after he posted the video on Facebook and YouTube, Barton removed it from social media.  He has not commented since about the video or "earned doctorate."Now i … [Read more...]

Can You Trust Glenn Beck’s Mercury One?

Today on his Facebook page, David Barton made a video pitch on behalf of Mercury One, Glenn Beck's personal charity. Barton is the president of the board for Mercury One. In the appeal, he held up shirts which are being sold to help support Christians who are targeted by ISIS. Barton said Mercury One has helped 12,000 Christians avoid ISIS.I would really like to believe this. But here's where it gets real. I can't trust Barton, so I don't readily accept that 12,000 people have been helped. … [Read more...]

David Barton and Oral Roberts University Basketball in the 1970s – That’s Where the Drug Culture Was (UPDATED)

In 2015, David Barton claimed that he was a part of the Oral Roberts University NCAA Division One basketball teams which set national scoring records in the 1970s. He has never publicly addressed the fact that ORU's athletic department and the team trainer at the time contradicted his story and said he was not on the team. Today, on his Wallbuilders Live show, he again implied he was a part of the basketball team and made additional claims about the drug culture in the sports programs at ORU. … [Read more...]

Jewish Voice’s Jonathan Bernis Goes Tin Foil Hat Over David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies

I had a hard time with the title for this one.In a video dated today but out last week, Trump supporting self-styled historian David Barton told a Jewish Voice audience that the Constitution contains the exact words of the Bible and that his book The Jefferson Lies corrects the record on Jefferson. Often Barton says The Jefferson Lies was pulled from publication by publisher Thomas Nelson because liberals and pagan professors were out to get him. However, the Jewish Voice promo for the book … [Read more...]

Christian Leader Finds Exact Words of the Bible in the Constitution

Beebe, AR -- Saying he thinks his discovery will settle the Christian nation debate, Rev. Cyrus Jones revealed in a press release that he has found the words of the Bible in the United States Constitution. Pastor of the Patriot Baptist Church, Jones said he was skeptical at first but was encouraged to seek the truth by listening to historical document collector, David Barton."Barton has 100,000 pre-1812 documents in his library. Because of that, I figure he knows something about old words," … [Read more...]

Post Ted Cruz, Is It Time for Glenn Beck to Reconsider David Barton?

On his show today, conservative pundit Glenn Beck became irate with Ted Cruz over Cruz's endorsement of Donald Trump. Right Wing Watch gets the hat tip and has some clips. Watch:It is must watch TV. Beck nailed Cruz on his endorsement and demanded to know what new information Cruz had which allowed him to endorse Trump. Cruz had none (in fact, Cruz allowed Trump to use his mailing list before the endorsement) In the second video, Beck rails against Cruz and the two parties.If … [Read more...]