David Barton Inflates Numbers for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Women

Yesterday, David Barton's Wallbuilders radio program hosted Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians. Barton and his co-host Rick Green once mistakenly called ACP the "leading association" of pediatricians.Cretella was on the program to tout the ACP's stance on transgender issues; I may have more to say about her interview in subsequent posts. However, after the interview, Barton made a claim which he offered as a way to say women should not be in combat. At … [Read more...]

With David Barton as Principal Officer, Non-Profit Mercury One Again Gave $100k to Barton’s Wallbuilders For Disaster Relief

Deja vu all over again. As was true in 2013, Mercury One with David Barton as principal officer and one of three board members gave $100k to David Barton's Wallbuilders non-profit. Again in 2014, Barton is listed as Mercury One's principal officer:And as last year, Barton is one of three board members along with Beck associate Joseph Kerry and Beck's wife Tania.This year Barton got a 4% raise:See last year's post for the possible problems with this.Last year the funds … [Read more...]

Wallbuilders Live: David Barton is America’s Premier Historian

Last week, co-host of David Barton's radio show Wallbuilders Live Rick Green started introducing Barton as "America's premier historian." Listen"Green also introduces Barton with this description on May 10 and 16. He adds the title historian to the introduction of Barton's son Tim.I suspect historians and regular readers would not choose that phrase to describe Barton (e.g., how many premier historians have their books pulled from publication over historical errors?). In fact, that … [Read more...]

Even At Liberty University, David Barton Is Known For Historical Fallacies

Previously, I believed that at Liberty University, David Barton was viewed positively as a great historian. Since he speaks there frequently, some in certain circles must believe that. However, I was surprised to learn that Barton's reputation is not as positive in the history department. John Fea was able to get a first hand look into the matter from a former history graduate student at Liberty. Russ Allen has his masters degree from Liberty and attended a talk given last week at Liberty by … [Read more...]

David Barton Says Adolescence Is Unbiblical Like…

Ted Cruz Super PAC president and history advisor David Barton has a problem with adolescence since the concept isn't in the Bible. Watch:Let's take our middle school kids and put them in the military (but no gluten free meals!). Feel safer?Let's see, what else isn't real?Airplanes. Space travel. Lanyards. America.Hard Cider. Cars. Computers. Cell phones. Celiac Disease. Antibiotics.Neuroscience. Glasses. Little League. Wednesday night church. … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz Says Politicians Should Not Wear Their Faith on Their Sleeve

My head exploded when I heard this:Ted Cruz sounded critical of politicians who say God told them to run. Oh my.He needs to have a conversation and at least his father, wife, David Barton and Glenn Beck. Just days ago, Beck told Utah that Cruz had been anointed by God to be president.What Cruz said was fine but there is no evidence that any of his closest advisors and supporters think so. … [Read more...]

David Barton and Tithing: I Wonder What’s On Ted Cruz’s Odometer?

On his Foundations of Freedom program, president of one of Ted Cruz's Super PACs David Barton told Glenn Beck that God will bless you if you tithe, including -- as an illustration -- the provision of a car that run for 200,000 miles. He seems to have a similar view of the subject as does Gateway Church pastor Robert Morris and Ted Cruz's father, Rafael. Watch this clip provided by Right Wing Watch:I would like one of the Cruz inner circle to explain how Ted Cruz can hope to be blessed … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Police Department Contradicts David Barton’s Claims About Decline in Violent Crime

Recently, David Barton told an audience that violent crime in Las Vegas has declined 75% due to the use of biblical principles by that city's police department and churches. Listen (clip courtesy of Right Wing Watch):There are so many problems with his analysis that it is hard to know where to begin. On the matter of religious schools and achievement, Barton completely ignores the fact that those who attend religious schools have been chosen to go there. The students have not been r … [Read more...]