David Barton Criticizes the Accuracy of Bill O’Reilly’s History Books

This is a classic.Self-styled historian David Barton (with the fake PhD he won't explain) now comes forward with criticism of the accuracy of Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly's history books. Lack of self-awareness, thy name is Barton.The context is Barton's daily Wallbuilders Live (which is recorded) radio show. Barton responds to a question from a listener about the accuracy of O'Reilly's books, especially Killing Reagan. Now actual historians have ripped O'Reilly's book on Reagan so … [Read more...]

David Barton’s PhD School Life Christian University Claims America’s Founding Is Church History

Nearly three months ago, David Barton proudly proclaimed that he had an earned PhD. The very next day he removed the video claim from his websites and never explained why. We later learned that Barton's earned degree came from Life Christian University, a diploma mill based in Lutz, FL. Barton's degree was given based on his published works in history which Life Christian considered to be part of Church history.Now, via another statement from Life Christian University, more details are … [Read more...]

Michele Bachmann and David Barton: God Rigged the Election

Those are my words, but that's about what she is saying. Yesterday, Michele Bachmann and David Barton produced a chart showing Trump's chances of election were increasing as Clinton's chances were decreasing. The lines crossed at about 8:30pm eastern time and Barton and Bachmann credited the Daystar prayer requests for the victory. Watch:Many polls were closed at that time. Perhaps God engaged in vote tampering.Although it is true that many polls were open, millions of votes had … [Read more...]

Brief Note: Wallbuilders Still Refers to Dr. David Barton

Even though David Barton has gone quiet about his claim to have an earned doctorate, his Wallbuilders Facebook page still refers readers to his work under the byline Dr. David Barton.On the newly revamped Wallbuilders Live bio of Barton, reference to his BA at Oral Roberts University has been removed.On September 7, Barton claimed in a video posted on his Facebook and You Tube accounts that he had an earned doctorate. However, the next day Barton removed the video and Facebook post … [Read more...]

Full Statement from Life Christian University President Douglas Wingate on Earned PhDs

Recently, Christian Today posted an article about mega-evangelist Joyce Meyer's and self-styled historian David Barton's PhD degree from Life Christian University. In it, LCU's president Douglas Wingate was quoted in support of his school's work. I have obtained the entire statement and am posting it here.I began looking into LCU when David Barton posted a video boasting about having an earned doctorate. The next day he removed the video and has not mentioned his PhD since. Although Barton … [Read more...]

Life Christian University Confirms David Barton’s “Earned Doctorate”

Over a month ago, religious right luminary and self-styled historian David Barton bragged for one day in a video that he had an "earned doctorate." Although he hid the diploma on the video, the doctorate appeared to come from Life Christian University, a school in FL which gives degrees in consideration for ministry experience. The day after he posted the video on Facebook and YouTube, Barton removed it from social media.  He has not commented since about the video or "earned doctorate."Now i … [Read more...]

Can You Trust Glenn Beck’s Mercury One?

Today on his Facebook page, David Barton made a video pitch on behalf of Mercury One, Glenn Beck's personal charity. Barton is the president of the board for Mercury One. In the appeal, he held up shirts which are being sold to help support Christians who are targeted by ISIS. Barton said Mercury One has helped 12,000 Christians avoid ISIS.I would really like to believe this. But here's where it gets real. I can't trust Barton, so I don't readily accept that 12,000 people have been helped. … [Read more...]

David Barton and Oral Roberts University Basketball in the 1970s – That’s Where the Drug Culture Was (UPDATED)

In 2015, David Barton claimed that he was a part of the Oral Roberts University NCAA Division One basketball teams which set national scoring records in the 1970s. He has never publicly addressed the fact that ORU's athletic department and the team trainer at the time contradicted his story and said he was not on the team. Today, on his Wallbuilders Live show, he again implied he was a part of the basketball team and made additional claims about the drug culture in the sports programs at ORU. … [Read more...]