David Barton Again Whitewashes Thomas Jefferson Views on Race

Yesterday, David Barton came to Thomas Jefferson's rescue after a statue of the third president was defaced last weekend at Jefferson's alma mater the College of William & Mary. Those who attacked the statue painted Jefferson's hands red and wrote "slave owner" nearby.Indeed, Jefferson was a slave owner at the same time he made some steps to end the slave trade. He signed the bill ending the slave trade in 1808. However, Jefferson owned slaves at the same time he signed that bill into … [Read more...]

Announcement for Rick Saccone’s U.S. Senate Bid Featuring David Barton

I mentioned it before but we have a Wallbuilder in the PA Senate race. Here's the announcement for the big debut.Join us Monday, February 27 at 11 AM at The Capitol Rotunda! pic.twitter.com/jBqKAA7fN0— RickSaccone4Senate (@RickSaccone4Sen) February 15, 2017It is surreal that doctorate faker Barton still has a significant following. Once upon a time, faking academic credentials was considered a serious problem. Now it doesn't matter if you support the right candidate. … [Read more...]

Fan of David Barton to Run for PA Senate Seat

PA State Rep. Rick Saccone tweeted this announcement on Thursday:We will have our big kickoff rally in the capitol rotunda 27 feb 11am. David Barton will intro me. So blessed. Come join us in hburg.— Rick Saccone (@Ricksaccone1) February 10, 2017As a GOP state representative, Saccone sponsored a resolution proclaiming 2012 as The Year of the Bible in PA. He is also behind the effort to place the motto In God We Trust on display inPA public schools.Saccone has an earned PhD … [Read more...]

David Barton Inaccurately Criticizes the Wrong Academic

John Fea is rightfully perplexed over being criticized by self-styled historian David Barton.  In a recent speech, Barton went after the wrong academic.On the Wallbuilders Live radio show, host Rick Green played a segment of a speech Barton gave at something called Dallas Pro-Family Legislators Conference. In the speech, Barton falsely identified John Fea as the academic who critiqued Barton's claim that John Locke cited the Bible over 1500 times in his Two Treatises of G … [Read more...]

Today’s Lesson in White Privilege is Brought to You by David Barton

Yesterday, Right Wing Watch posted some audio of David Barton lamenting his status as white, Christian male. Want to understand white privilege? Today's lesson is brought to us by Mr. Barton. On the American Pastor's Network radio show, Barton said (audio posted by RWW): Every item in the Bill of Rights is given to every individual, it’s not given to groups, but today, the Supreme Court says the purpose of the Bill of Rights is to protect the minority from the majority. Now how stupid is that? B … [Read more...]

David Barton Offers Spring Break Teachers Conference

Instead of relaxing and refreshing, school teachers can now look forward to several days with David Barton over Spring Break.Barton left off some of the "how-to" topics he should cover.How to omit pertinent historical facts from your presentations. How to misattribute pithy quotes to your favorite historical figure (Part one, Part two) How to turn fiction books into sources of historical facts. How to cite only the statistics you need to support your position. How to … [Read more...]

David Barton Criticizes Public Schools Then Incorrectly Links Quote to Lincoln

You can't make this up.Writing for OneNewsNow today, David Barton claimed to know the thinking behind the protestors who descended on Washington DC during the inauguration weekend. Without providing any polling or even anecdotal evidence, he said the protestors were unaware of the reasons why a candidate for president could win the popular vote but lose the election. He said the protestors were unaware that America is not a pure democracy. Somehow, Barton knows the views of all those … [Read more...]

Ecclesia College Bans Questions about Arkansas Bribery Scandal

Last week, Arkansas state representative Micah Neal pleaded guilty to fraud and accepting bribes from two non-profits in his district in exchange for state government discretionary funds. One of the non-profits has been identified as Ecclesia College, a Bible college in Springdale, Arkansas. In the plea agreement with Rep. Neal, the president of Ecclesia College -- Oren Paris III -  is referred to as one of those who authorized payments to Rep. Neal. After this news emerged, Paris issued a … [Read more...]