Six Months Later David Barton Still Hasn’t Explained His Earned Doctorate

In early September of 2016, self-styled historian David Barton posted the following video:The day after he posted the video, he removed it from his Wallbuilders website and Facebook page. He has never addressed why the video was up for a day and then gone.Barton ridiculed progressives for disbelieving his claim to have an earned doctorate. Then all of a sudden the video was removed and he stopped talking about his doctorate. None of the people who rely on his work apparently care … [Read more...]

Three People Listed by Ecclesia College as Regents Didn’t Know They Were on the Board

Now that's embarrassing.Steve Henderson, H.D. McCarty and Pat Boone are listed by Ecclesia College as members of their Board of Regents. However, the men now say they didn't know they were listed as members. Pat Boone told Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Bill Bowden he never heard of the school.Henderson and McCarty both know about the school and know beleaguered president Oren Paris but they didn't know they were on the Ecclesia Board.Paris has been indicted on charges of fraud … [Read more...]

Arkansas Legislator Wants Howard Zinn’s History Books Banned from School; Why Not David Barton’s Book Too?

From the indispensable Arkansas Blog by Max Brantley: Just in from Rep. Kim Hendren: Legislation to prohibit any publicly supported schools (you, too, charters) ¬†from including in curriculum or couerse materials any books or other material authored by Howard Zinn. The usual target is Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Remember in 2012 when the History News Network asked readers to rate the least credible¬†history book in print? Zinn's A People's History was scorned, coming in s … [Read more...]

Ecclesia College President Oren Paris Among New Indictments in Arkansas Bribery Scandal

The other shoe dropped today.After Arkansas state representative Micah Neal was indicted for his part in a kickback scheme involving Western Arkansas non-profits, including Ecclesia College, speculation mounted that state senator Jon Woods would also be indicted. The fate of others mentioned in the Neal indictment was not as clear. However, today a federal grand jury released indictments of Woods, Ecclesia College president Oren Paris III and their mutual friend Randell Shelton, Jr.Read … [Read more...]

Some Myths Refuse to Die: AFA and Ben Franklin’s Prayer Request at the Constitutional Convention

The myth of a prayer meeting at the Constitutional Convention just refuses to die.Earlier this week, the American Family Association's Reason and Company show opined favorably on Melania Trump's reading of the Lord's Prayer. In the process, Abraham Hamilton III said starting at 40 seconds in that Franklin's effort "led to a three day prayer meeting at the Constitutional Convention." He added, "So we have a long history of recognizing the God of the Bible in our country." WatchNo. … [Read more...]

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...]