David Barton Says His Christian Critics Were Recruited By “Secular Guys”

Just when you think you've heard it all...In a video posted November 9, David Barton told an audience at Ohio Christian University that "secular guys" recruited the Christians professors who critiqued The Jefferson Lies.Watch:Barton claims his Christian critics were recruited by "secular guys." Of course, this is flatly false, at least in my case and anyone I know. No one recruited Michael Coulter and me to critique Barton's book. Furthermore, there are dozens of Christian … [Read more...]

David Barton And Kenneth Copeland: PTSD Can Be Cured By Bible Verses And Rebuking Satan

Last night, Sarah Pulliam Bailey at Religion News Service reported on statements made (video here) by David Barton and Kenneth Copeland about post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers. I am cited in the article as is Joe Carter from the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.  More about those comments shortly.On Monday -- Veteran's Day -- Barton and Copeland discussed what they believe the Bible has to say about service in the military.  At about 3:10 into th … [Read more...]

David Barton: Half Of Students In Christian Colleges Leave Church Due To Pagan Professors

During what is listed as Thursday's broadcast on Kenneth Copeland's Believer's Voice of Victory program, David Barton said at 10:48 into the clip: Those in authority include those in our education system, for example, in our universities. Last Friday, when we pointed out about education, now between 71-88% of our Christian kids who go to college are renouncing their faith at college, and that over 50% of our Christian kids who go to Christian colleges are renouncing their faith at Christian … [Read more...]

Grace University Is Not One Of The David Barton Twelve

In October, David Barton said he worked with about a dozen colleges that he believed were right on history and theology. Messiah College historian John Fea followed up and identified six he thought might be on the list. One that is probably not on the list is Grace University in Omaha, NE. Grace's president emeritus Jim Eckman posted a critique of Barton's book The Jefferson Lies on the university's website late last week. Before he identifies three specific problems, he summarizes his … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Interviews David Barton This Morning – Barton Says The Time Is Not Right For Him To Run

A somewhat vague post on the Draft David Barton for Senate Facebook page has me wondering if Barton is going to disclose his decision whether or not to challenge John Cornyn for the Texas Senate seat. The author of the post wrote: Listen to Glenn Beck's radio program tomorrow morning for an interview with David Barton and check this page right after the interview. Rick Green has been holding out for 5,000 likes as a test of interest in a Barton run. Today, the page stands at 2,995. However, if … [Read more...]

Abortion and David Barton’s Theometeorology

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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...]


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