Wallbuilder's Rick Green defends comments about pediatrics associations

Early last week, I pointed out that David Barton and Rick Green identified the American College of Pediatricians as "the leading pediatric association in America." In fact, ACP is a group of around 200 members which, in 2003, split off from the real leading group, the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP commented briefly later in the week.I also mentioned that a reader, Bernie, wrote to Wallbuilders to ask why Barton and Green identified the ACP as the leading group. Rick Green responded … [Read more...]

David Barton's claims about gay indoctrination are false says American Academy of Pediatrics

Monday, I posted a rebuttal to David Barton's claims that the "leading pediatric association in America" called on the nation's school superintendents to stop indoctrinating kids to become gay.Yesterday, a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Deborah Linchesky, refuted Barton's claims saying, "the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) - not the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - sent a letter to school superintendents regarding homosexuality and gender identity." Linch … [Read more...]

Did the leading association of pediatricians say schools are forcing kids to be gay?

David Barton says they did (via Right Wing Watch).On his radio program Friday, August 5, Barton told his co-host Rick Green that the "leading pediatric association in America" wrote a letter to the superintendents of all the nation's public schools warning them to stop indocrinating students in homosexuality. Barton said the pediatricians told the educators:If you’ll just let this develop naturally, they’ll end up being heterosexual unless you force them to be homosexual.The only part of … [Read more...]

John Adams to Rick Perry: Don't meddle in religion

This morning, Religion Dispatches published my article with advice for Rick Perry from our second President, John Adams.  David Barton is right about one thing: John Adams was a religious person. Adams twice called for national days of prayer and fasting during his presidency and attended many churches of different views. Although Adams had no patience for Calvinists or Catholics, Adams had immense respect for Jesus as an enlightened teacher.  Knowing this, Benjamin Rush lamented to Adams … [Read more...]

David Barton on America’s Founders (Video)

I posted a transcript of a speech by David Barton and broadcast last week by Focus on the Family. I did not know it at the time but the speech is not a new one. Perhaps he is still delivering the same one he did 4 years ago. I found video of that speech on Google and here it is:This is a little over an hour long. The transcript referred to by Focus fits right along with this speech.Barton confuses me at times. He said in a radio message that Jefferson said he was a Christian … [Read more...]

David Barton misleads Focus on the Family on death penalty case

Last week, Focus on the Family produced a series of broadcasts titled the Founding of America, featuring David Barton. In one of them, Barton told the audience that the Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction because the prosecutor used a Bible verse in his closing arguments. Here is Barton's version of the case:I mean, you do something religious in the courtroom and you're in a lot of trouble, as evidenced by the case that we had at the Supreme Court not long ago, called Commonwealth v. … [Read more...]

David Barton page

By request, I have created a page with links to the major posts on the claims of Wallbuilders' leader David Barton.Although more cumbersome, you can get all posts where Barton is tagged here.Happy Independence Day weekend! … [Read more...]

John Adams' Holy Ghost letter: David Barton strikes back

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