David Barton Debunks Himself Regarding the Aitken Bible

On May 16, David Garrison, professor at Ohio Christian University, hosted David Barton to discuss "Jefferson Lies, the Founding Fathers, and Academic Elites." Guess who the academic elites are?Barton spent about an hour misrepresenting history and the position of my book with Michael Coulter, Getting Jefferson Right. Apparently, in June I will get a chance to respond on the same program.There is a lot I could talk about but I want to note something surprising. Barton seems to have … [Read more...]

David Barton: AIDS is a Consequence of Homosexuality

History is not the only disciplined tortured by David Barton.Either unaware or uncaring that AIDS is transmitted primarily among straights in Africa, Barton today said AIDS won't be cured because it is God's judgment on gays. Then he added, even if the disease is cured, some other disease will come along as punishment.Religious leaders can be a force for good in stopping the spread of AIDS in Africa but not with messages like Barton's.  … [Read more...]

Citing historical errors, FRC leader removes David Barton’s Capitol Tour video from You Tube

Yesterday, I learned that Kenyn Cureton, VP at Family Research Council, removed from view David Barton's Capitol Tour video. The YouTube video was made private on Dr. Cureton's You Tube account which means that it will not show up in search results or via link. The video advertised the Watchman Pastors aspect of FRC's work and had over 4 million views. The video had been a source of contention here and among 33 Christian historians who recently made FRC aware of their concerns.I commend … [Read more...]

David Barton’s appearance at the Army Prayer Breakfast contested

Chris Rodda and company sent a letter to the Army, Secretary of Defense, and Commander-in-Chief protesting the appearance of David Barton at the Army Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.After his recent prayer breakfast performances, I certainly support the protest.UPDATE: The St Louis paper picked up on the story.  … [Read more...]

David Barton Promotes Debunked Jefferson Claims

One might think David Barton would reconsider some of his claims in light of his problems with his book on Jefferson, The Jefferson Lies.  The book was voted "least credible history book in print"  by readers of the History News Network, the subject of multiple negative reviews in major publications (e.g., Wall Street Journal), and then pulled from publication by Christian publisher Thomas Nelson. Some authors might allow such negative reactions to generate some reflection and moves to correct o … [Read more...]

More Mormon Teaching on Certain Americans as Sons of Joseph

In this video by Ryan Fisher, you get a pretty clear description of what Mormons believe about America being a promised land. Member of the First Quorum of Seventy Bruce Porter tells how Ephraim (the British and other Europeans) came to America and reunited with Manasseh (Native Americans). What I don't understand is why Ephraim wiped out his brother Manasseh (both sons of Joseph), which is what you would have to believe if you agree with this teaching.This is the same teaching … [Read more...]

Indian Country Media Writer Calls Out David Barton on Faulty History of King Philip’s War

I wrote about this on Wednesday and today a columnist at Indian Country Media takes on David Barton's faulty history regarding the events surrounding King Philip's War.Larry Spotted Crown Mann's article titled, David Barton's Lies about King Philip's War details the problems with Barton's arguments during the infamous Wallbuilders broadcast where Barton saidWhat happened was the Indian leaders said “they’re trying to change our culture” and so they declared war on all the white guys and wen … [Read more...]

After getting history wrong, David Barton claims he was misunderstood about the destruction of Indians

On March 21, David Barton addressed "just war" theory on his Wallbuilders Live program and in the process he said the following about the destruction of Indian tribes.What happened was the Indian leaders said “they’re trying to change our culture” and so they declared war on all the white guys and went after the white guys and that was King Philip’s War.  It was really trying to be civilized on one side and end torture and the Indians were threatened by the ending of torture and so we had to go … [Read more...]