David Barton Back in Good Graces of Family Research Council

After removing the Capitol Tour video from You Tube due to historical errors in May 2013, the Family Research Council again had David Barton conduct the Capitol Tour for pastors during the Watchmen on the Wall conference. According to Time Magazine, David Barton led the spiritual heritage tour and covered at least some of the same ground as in the video FRC's V.P. Kenyn Cureton removed from You Tube in 2013.Last year, FRC told me that Barton was not going to conduct the tour in favor of … [Read more...]

Politico on David Barton: What Will Evangelicals Do, Part Two

Yesterday's Politico article by Stephanie Simon on evangelical support for David Barton could have been subtitled: Evangelicals Choose Pragmatism Over Truth.In the last year, over 70 scholars (over 700 if you count the 650 votes The Jefferson Lies received for Least Credible History Book in Print) have expressed concerns about David Barton's history.  Most of those 70 scholars teach history or social science at conservative Christian colleges.* Yet, the Politico article reveals an approach t … [Read more...]

What Focus on the Family Took Out of David Barton’s Talk

In today's Politico article on David Barton, reporter Stephanie Simon revealed that Focus on the Family edited their radio broadcasts of a Barton speech entitled, the Founding of America. Surprising to me, not only did they edit the material without issuing a correction but, according to Simon, said they didn't do it when asked about it. Here is the relevant portion of Simon's article:Focus on the Family, meanwhile, edited two videos on its website featuring a lengthy interview Barton gave to … [Read more...]

Anoka-Hennepin featured in Rolling Stone expose on anti-gay bullying

I wrote about this district last year.Rolling Stone has a powerful article in their February 16, 2012 issue that is online here. Go read it. Now.The Parent's Action League (PAL) continues to be at the center of the problem, vilifying gays while they want the school to be silent on the subject. On their website, they write:Bullying of any kind, for any reason, towards any child must NOT be tolerated."Note: Respectfully disagreeing with a point of view or behavior is not bullying per … [Read more...]

What kind of dialogue will we have?

Focus on the Family's revised Day of Dialogue seems to be a kinder, gentler version of the former Day of Truth. On the new website, the group comes out strongly against bullying:Any form of bullying and harassment of others is always wrong, including making fun of others, speaking down to them and saying things that hurt people. Christian students in particular should be bold in speaking up to oppose that kind of behavior because it goes completely against the model Christ gave us and that is … [Read more...]

Teen’s suicide said to be related to anti-gay bullying

Earlier today, Focus on the Family announced a remodeled Day of Truth (Day of Dialogue). Then just a few minutes ago, I read of a Middleburg, PA youth who ran in front of a truck due to his despair over being bullied. According to this local report, Brandon Bitner had endured bullying for years before walking 13 miles to Route 11 where he ran in front of a tractor-trailer.There seems to be little doubt in the students’ minds why Bitner did what he did.“It was because of bullying,” friend Ta … [Read more...]

Day of Dialogue?

This doesn't look promising.A major Christian group will take over an annual event that challenges homosexuality, weeks after the event's main Christian sponsor pulled support for the student-focused program, saying it had become too divisive and confrontational.Focus on the Family, an influential evangelical organization, will begin sponsoring the event known as the Day of Truth but will change the name of the happening to the Day of Dialogue, the group is set to announce Thursday.The … [Read more...]

Ugandan official blames parents for homosexuality

From yesterday's New Vision, a Ugandan news source:Minister blames gay on parentsMUKONO - Ethics and integrity minister James Nsaba Buturo has blamed homosexuality in Uganda on failure by parents and guardians to bring up their children in an upright manner. He made the remarks on Sunday while attending the fundraising ceremony for the expansion of St. Luke Anglican Church at Seeta. Buturo asked parents to join the battle against homosexuality by bringing up their children well.Minister … [Read more...]


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