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...]

David Barton Responds To Controversy Over PTSD Claims

On his Wallbuilders Facebook page, David Barton released a statement today regarding the furor over the program with Kenneth Copeland on Veteran's Day. Here is the statement in full: David Barton and WallBuilders have a long unwavering and proven record of unequivocal support for those in the Armed Forces, including their families, as well as military personnel and veterans suffering from PTSD. David not only has several children and family members serving in the military but we also regularly … [Read more...]

David Barton’s Biblical Constitution: What If The Constitution Really Quoted The Bible?

I've addressed this before but it seems worth noting again. David Barton, with a straight face, says the Constitution quotes the Bible. He and Mat Staver discussed this claim on a Liberty Counsel segment recently. Begin watching at 4:44):Again with ankle biting Bible verses.In speech to Crossroads Church in OK, Barton listed some of the verses he says are quoted in the Constitution. Take a look:Let's take one -- Leviticus 19:34 -- and see if we can find it quoted in the Article … [Read more...]

Note To David Barton And Kenneth Copeland: PTSD Is Real

Kenneth Copeland's and David Barton's teaching on post-traumatic stress disorder struck a raw nerve.On Veteran's Day, Copeland and Barton claimed that the Old Testament book of Numbers 32 is a promise that soldiers who fight for God are promised that they will return from battle and can get rid of PTSD if they cast out demonic influences. Reaction was swift and negative. Predictably, left leaning groups castigated the two. However, equally strong was the reaction from evangelical and … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz Headlines David Barton’s Conference For State Legislators

This weekend David Barton is hosting state legislators from around the nation at in a conference headlined by Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Barton has come under fire in recent weeks due to endorsement of claims that climate change is related to legal abortion, that Christian professors are responsible for half of Christian students leaving their faith, that the U.S. military is God's arm of judgment and that post-traumatic stress disorder can be discarded because of an Old Testament Bible … [Read more...]

Gospel Coalition Blog: The PTSD Advice From David Barton And Kenneth Copeland Is Gospel-Destroying And Demonic

Wake a sleeping giant and he gets mad.Communications Director of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and editor of the Gospel Coalition blog, Joe Carter, has some strong words for David Barton and Kenneth Copeland. Specifically the issue is Barton's and Copeland's advice to those who suffer from combat related post-traumatic stress disorder. See yesterday's post on the subject.In a post on the Gospel Coalition website, Carter blasts Barton and … [Read more...]

David Barton Says His Christian Critics Were Recruited By “Secular Guys”

Just when you think you've heard it all...In a video posted November 9, David Barton told an audience at Ohio Christian University that "secular guys" recruited the Christians professors who critiqued The Jefferson Lies.Watch:Barton claims his Christian critics were recruited by "secular guys." Of course, this is flatly false, at least in my case and anyone I know. No one recruited Michael Coulter and me to critique Barton's book. Furthermore, there are dozens of Christian … [Read more...]

David Barton And Kenneth Copeland: PTSD Can Be Cured By Bible Verses And Rebuking Satan

Last night, Sarah Pulliam Bailey at Religion News Service reported on statements made (video here) by David Barton and Kenneth Copeland about post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers. I am cited in the article as is Joe Carter from the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.  More about those comments shortly.On Monday -- Veteran's Day -- Barton and Copeland discussed what they believe the Bible has to say about service in the military.  At about 3:10 into th … [Read more...]