Top Ten Posts in 2013

Here are the ten most visited pages on the blog for 2013. Two posts were written prior to 2013 but continue to be quite popular. I designate them in the list below by the year of publication.1. On The Allegations of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll2. Janet Mefferd Removes Evidence Relating to Charges of Plagiarism Against Mark Driscoll; Apologizes to Audience3. Ingrid Schlueter Resigns from Janet Mefferd Show Over Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy4.  John Piper Calls Out … [Read more...]

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Uses Fake George Washington Quote

Phil Robertson is getting all manner of scrutiny these days. Given his high profile and recent controversy over his remarks to GQ, it is understandable that his prior speeches will be examined. In the one below, Robertson appears to advise marriage for young teens. I say appears because I don't have the entire video. He did however marry his wife when she was 16 and added that one should get parental permission.Various bloggers (e.g. Rawstory where I saw it first)  have examined Robertson's … [Read more...]

Politifact Debunks Bryan Fischer’s Christianity Only View of the First Amendment

Just as I did in 2011, yesterday Politifact debunked Bryan Fischer's claim that the founders said religion but meant Christianity.On his 12/10/13 Focal Point broadcast, Fischer said: By the word religion in the First Amendment, the founders meant Christianity. Not so.Politifact's Punditfact writers consulted Baylor's Thomas Kidd, Rutger's Jan Ellen Lewis and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow John Ragosta to provide the complete picture. Fischer believes Muslims should not … [Read more...]

Note to David Barton: Obama’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Does Mention God

Here is an easy claim to fact check.Last week, David Barton told Andrew Wommack's audience that President Obama's thanksgiving proclamation did not mention God. Listen beginning at 2:02: Barton: Yeah, and that's a great place to start is who were the Pilgrims because we do track our thanksgiving back to them. Now, if you're in schools the last three to four years, you don't know that the Pilgrims even believed in God. One of the unfortunate things, this is in the past several years, the … [Read more...]

Weekend Roundup: Mark Driscoll’s Plagiarism Woes, Barton And The Homeless Pastor Legend, Neo-Confederate Leader In FL High School, Knockout Game A Myth, Pastor’s Housing Disallowed

Mark Driscoll and plagiarism - Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll was accused of plagiarism by Janet Mefferd on her November 21 broadcast. Initially, she questioned Driscoll about using concepts and terms without proper citation. Jonathan Merritt at Religion News Service covered the story the next day. Given the nature of the evidence, I thought the matter might drop at that point. However, Mefferd dug deeper and found instances where it appears Driscoll took passages nearly verbatim from a … [Read more...]

Fake Story Of Jeremiah Steepek Posted On David Barton’s Wallbuilders Facebook Page

With this caption -- Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise -- David Barton's Wallbuilders Facebook page posted the pretend story of a pastor who dressed as a homeless man in order to make a point to his church. The fictional story has been debunked by Snopes and Glenn Beck's The Blaze. I can't find any indication in the post that Barton realizes that the story is false.Once he realizes what he has done, he will probably say he knew it was a … [Read more...]

Daily Caller on David Barton: Christian professors had the temerity to call out his awful, error-ridden book

That's how the Daily Caller plugged my op-ed, What's Behind David Barton's War on Christian Colleges?Research demonstrates that, on balance, Christian colleges support the faith commitments of students. Why would David Barton say otherwise?Go read my Daily Caller piece on the subject. … [Read more...]

David Barton Continues Attack On Christian Colleges

For the last two weeks David Barton has been on the Andrew Wommack Show talking about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims. There have been so many things worthy of a post but I just don't have time.On the last broadcast dated 11/29 but online now, Barton continues his attacks on Christian colleges and their professors.  Watch:I asked the Barna Group and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities about Barton's claim that half of students at Christian colleges leave Christianity. … [Read more...]


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