Even At Liberty University, David Barton Is Known For Historical Fallacies

Previously, I believed that at Liberty University, David Barton was viewed positively as a great historian. Since he speaks there frequently, some in certain circles must believe that. However, I was surprised to learn that Barton's reputation is not as positive in the history department. John Fea was able to get a first hand look into the matter from a former history graduate student at Liberty. Russ Allen has his masters degree from Liberty and attended a talk given last week at Liberty by … [Read more...]

David Barton Says Adolescence Is Unbiblical Like…

Ted Cruz Super PAC president and history advisor David Barton has a problem with adolescence since the concept isn't in the Bible. Watch:Let's take our middle school kids and put them in the military (but no gluten free meals!). Feel safer?Let's see, what else isn't real?Airplanes. Space travel. Lanyards. America.Hard Cider. Cars. Computers. Cell phones. Celiac Disease. Antibiotics.Neuroscience. Glasses. Little League. Wednesday night church. … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz Says Politicians Should Not Wear Their Faith on Their Sleeve

My head exploded when I heard this:Ted Cruz sounded critical of politicians who say God told them to run. Oh my.He needs to have a conversation and at least his father, wife, David Barton and Glenn Beck. Just days ago, Beck told Utah that Cruz had been anointed by God to be president.What Cruz said was fine but there is no evidence that any of his closest advisors and supporters think so. … [Read more...]

David Barton and Tithing: I Wonder What’s On Ted Cruz’s Odometer?

On his Foundations of Freedom program, president of one of Ted Cruz's Super PACs David Barton told Glenn Beck that God will bless you if you tithe, including -- as an illustration -- the provision of a car that run for 200,000 miles. He seems to have a similar view of the subject as does Gateway Church pastor Robert Morris and Ted Cruz's father, Rafael. Watch this clip provided by Right Wing Watch:I would like one of the Cruz inner circle to explain how Ted Cruz can hope to be blessed … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Police Department Contradicts David Barton’s Claims About Decline in Violent Crime

Recently, David Barton told an audience that violent crime in Las Vegas has declined 75% due to the use of biblical principles by that city's police department and churches. Listen (clip courtesy of Right Wing Watch):There are so many problems with his analysis that it is hard to know where to begin. On the matter of religious schools and achievement, Barton completely ignores the fact that those who attend religious schools have been chosen to go there. The students have not been r … [Read more...]

David Barton Condemns Guilt By Association Now That Ted Cruz Is The Target

Once upon a time, Ted Cruz Super PAC head David Barton believed Marco Rubio's gay-marriage-supporting staff would cause Rubio problems with conservatives.Now that Ted Cruz is being associated with dominionists and Pentecostals by Matt Drudge, Barton now thinks guilt by association is "ridiculous." This evening, Barton was featured in a damage control piece at Cruz Net Daily: Barton condemned any use of “guilt by association” tactics on the Right, by anyone, and was equally critical of simil … [Read more...]

More Truth Stretching: Ted Cruz’s GOP Debate Claim About Obama’s Oval Office Churchill Statue

Despite numerous factual accounts of what happened to the two White House statues of Winston Churchill, Ted Cruz repeated a debunked story during Thursday's GOP presidential debate which has been around since the early days of Obama's first term. Here is what Cruz said last night: CRUZ: Of course it does. And we've seen for seven years a president that has made the presidency and has made, sadly, his administration a laughing stock in the world. This administration started with President Obama … [Read more...]

FBI Says There is No Hate List So David Barton Can’t Be On It

Awhile ago, Right Wing Watch posted a clip of David Barton telling an audience that he was on the FBI website as a "hate group." He also said there is a new hate group list out from the FBI and he is on it.First, I went to the FBI website and used the search engine to look for Barton and/or Wallbuilders. I found nothing.Curious, I decided to call the press office of the FBI and ask where I could see the new list and if Barton was on it. The representative said there was no list like that … [Read more...]


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