Abortion and David Barton’s Theometeorology

It is all over Twitter. Salon and Right Wing Watch have stories about David Barton's claim that legal abortion has triggered climate change and all sorts of other weather problems. Barton's theometeorological pronouncement came during an appearance on Kenneth Copeland's television broadcast. You can watch the segment here where he begins talking about abortion and the weather at about 18:55. Watch until the end to get the context.At that point, Kenneth Copeland says that storms and … [Read more...]

David Barton For Senate: Status Report With More From Politico, Glenn Beck, First Things, Mother Jones, MSNBC, Newsweek, RNS

A little over four days since Rick Green declared 5,000 Facebook likes to be evidence of a public call to David Barton to run for Senate, the effort has garnered 2,228 as of early Monday morning. Apparently, not satisfied with the pace of the draft, Green posted a challenge on the page yesterday. Couple thousand likes in a couple of days is good, but if you want David to run, now is the time to like and share this page and get it up to 5K in the next few days. Get the word out! By my … [Read more...]

Janet Mefferd: David Barton Has Too Much Baggage On Historian Credentials To Run For Senate

Janet Mefferd is a conservative radio talk show host who believes Texas Senator John Cornyn needs an opponent in the upcoming GOP primary. However, despite the buzz building to draft David Barton, she doesn't think he is the guy for the job. On her Facebook page, Mefferd declared: I heartily agree that Texas Sen. John Cornyn needs to be primaried, but not by David Barton. He has way too much baggage on his "historian" credentials. She then links to MSNBC's article on the subject (which in turn … [Read more...]

Rick Green: 5,000 Likes On Facebook Could Trigger A Senate Run For David Barton (UPDATED)

Rick Green works for David Barton's organization, Wallbuilders, and is his co-host on Barton's radio show, Wallbuilders Live. He also really wants his boss to be a U.S. Senator. On Facebook today, Green wrote: There is a lot of talk out there about people wanting David Barton to run for the U.S. Senate. Let's find out how true that is. If you want to see it happen, then take 2 seconds to like the page below, or 30 seconds to leave a post about why you think he'd be a good U.S. Senator alongside … [Read more...]

Could David Barton Win The Texas GOP Senate Race? (UPDATED)

There is a lot of chatter these days among tea partiers in Texas about who should run against John Cornyn in the 2014 Senate primary. Despite a conservative voting record, Cornyn is being targeted by the tea party set because he is perceived to be soft on Obamacare, immigration, taxes and the national debt. As I reported on Monday, David Barton has been asked by some tea party folks to consider a challenge to Cornyn. The spin is that Barton has party experience, broad name recognition, and, … [Read more...]

Wheaton’s Inhabit Conference: Race and the Christian Nation Question

I am hearing good things about the Inhabit conference held at Wheaton College this past weekend. I had wanted to attend but couldn't due to a previous commitment. One topic of discussion at the conference was the problem of the Christian nation concept.John Fea notes that the Christian nation theory is offensive to many African-American evangelicals. Here is a taste: On Friday evening I was inspired by the Wheaton Gospel Choir and messages by Pastor Ray, Chris Beard of Peoples Church in Cin … [Read more...]

David Barton for Senate? (UPDATED)

According to this tweet, David Barton is being recruited to run against John Cornyn for the Republican Senate nomination. If you would like to see David Barton Run for the US Sen against Cornyn.. please leave an encouraging note here... https://t.co/8xYmmfIln7— Ginger (@gingerdr) October 28, 2013 The link leads a Facebook group titled: Draft David Barton for US Senate. According to the page, This group is set up to alert the grassroots that there is a movement taking place that would like … [Read more...]

Barton’s Big 12: What Colleges Are On The List?

Last week, David Barton told Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Everett Piper that OWU is on a short list of "about a dozen" colleges that are "right on the Bible, right on the Constitution, right on American history."I figure Ohio Christian University is another one since they are giving Barton an award. Liberty University is probably there as well given Barton's frequent appearances in their chapel.A bit of chatter has taken place in various places about other schools on the list. For … [Read more...]