David Barton Doubles Down on His Gender Identity Nonsense

Before you exclaim, "Not another David Barton post!" I want you to remember that at least two men running for the GOP presidential nomination (Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee) take Mr. Barton seriously and encourage others to do the same.Recently, David Barton said on a Mission Radio podcast that churches had to hire pedophiles to run their nurseries because you can't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Nearly everything he said about that topic was incorrect.Now, Right Wing … [Read more...]

David Barton Says Founders Took Bill of Rights from Genesis. What If They Did?


David Barton has lately started sounding like the Institute on the Constitution. Michael Peroutka tells people that the American view is based on the Declaration of Independence and proves that "The American View" of government is that there is a God, the God of the Bible, our rights come from Him, and the purpose of civil government is to secure our rights. Barton promoted those points on Glenn Beck's show recently and added that the Bill of Rights came from Genesis 1-8. Watch (from Right … [Read more...]

Historian Thomas Kidd on Why Mike Huckabee Won’t Be the Evangelical Darling in 2016

Thomas Kidd nails it at the Washington Post.Kidd finds several reasons why Huckabee isn't catching fire among evangelicals. One reason Kidd identifies is Huckabee's status as a former Fox News host. As an example, Kidd correctly points out Huckabee's attachment to David Barton. Fox’s cozy confines allow candidates to get into an insulated mindset, in which they are not used to having to face critical reporters or be accountable for outlandish statements. You knew something was going wrong w … [Read more...]

David Barton: Treasury Department Will Be Denigrated by Addition of Woman to $10 Bill

The boys at Wallbuilders (David Barton and Rick Green) are all in a tizzy over the replacement of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill by a woman (unnamed as yet). Right Wing Watch was listening in to the Wallbuilders Live show yesterday and heard the guys lamenting the travesty it will be. From RWW: Last month, the Treasury Department announced that a woman would be featured on the $10 bill when it is redesigned in 2020 and David Barton was so outraged that he brought the National Review's Quin … [Read more...]

David Barton: Churches Are Required to Hire Pedophiles to Run Church Nurseries

On Tuesday, David Barton appeared on Missions Radio (click link for entire program), a podcast hosted by Kenneth Mitchell. The topics were mostly current events and Barton's analysis of them. As with his history, his analysis of current events is also off the mark. In this clip, Barton claims churches have to hire pedophiles to run their nurseries.Transcript: Then, Congress has passed what’s called ENDA, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, passed this in ’06 under Pelosi and Reid and at t … [Read more...]

David Barton’s Legend Grows to Include Supreme Court Winner

David Barton was given a PhD by Glenn Beck and was sorta called "America's Historian" in a World Net Daily article and speaks for over 400 (600?) groups per year.  Barton has also added NCAA Division One basketball player and translator for the Russian gymnastics team. Now, he can add winner of cases at the Supreme Court. Watch this invitation to hear Barton speak at an Assembly of God church in Texarkana, TX (full video here):Barton has filed some amicus briefs (friend of the court) … [Read more...]

Why the Aitken Bible Story is So Important to Glenn Beck and David Barton

Reinventing the Aitken Bible story is very important to Glenn Beck and David Barton. America as a covenant nation is important for different reasons for both men and the myth of Congress printing the Bible fits right in to their world view. However, as has been shown many times, the story is not what they make it out to be.In his recent talk to Fellowship Church, Glenn Beck began his false narrative about Aitken's Bible by shouting, "Don't let anybody tell you we are not a Christian nation … [Read more...]

David Barton Tells Half-Truth to the Wall Street Journal

David Barton just can't stop it.In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, Barton says his book, The Jefferson Lies, is "upcoming." He also falsely says that Virginia state law prohibited Jefferson from emancipating his slaves.On July 2, Fergus Bordewich wrote a review of two books on Thomas Jefferson. At least one of the books mentioned David Barton by name as an example of an author who elevated Jefferson to counterfactual heights.  Barton was offended and so the WSJ allowed … [Read more...]