What Really Happened In the Settlement of David Barton’s Defamation Suit?

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In an email to supporters last week, David Barton said that his historical claims had been vindicated by winning a defamation lawsuit. Barton wrote: The more publicized of the two defamation lawsuits we won was the one where David was labeled an anti-Semite, racist, and white supremacist. But the second lawsuit we won addressed the false claims that David's works are widely discredited, that he is an admitted liar, that he makes up his history, etc.¬† What second lawsuit?Prior to this … [Read more...]

BarbWire Article and Graphic Turns Opposition to President Obama in an Ugly Direction

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As do other websites, Matt Barber's "news" website BarbWire runs many articles which are provocatively titled. One late last week caught my attention, in part because of the irresponsible title and in part because the graphic misquotes President Obama.The article claims Obama met with Islamic leaders to coordinate attacks on Christians. For some reason the word verbal is in brackets: President Obama met with American Islamic leaders in early February at a secret White House meeting, and … [Read more...]

David Barton on Real Life with Jack Hibbs: Did the University of Virginia Have Chaplains?

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David Barton was on Calvary Chapel pastor Jack Hibbs' show Real Life with Jack Hibbs last night. Part one is available on You Tube with apparently more to come. They didn't get into much until near the end of this segment. At about 22 minutes into the video, Barton accuses others of using history to support an agenda. Then he illustrates how he revises the work of PhDs in history with original sources by citing his involvement in a 2011 book with Daryl Cornett, William Henard, and John Sassi … [Read more...]

Ergun Caner Back in the Saddle at Texas Youth Conference

Just weeks after resigning from Brewton-Parker College citing health reasons (but alleged to be for other reasons), Ergun Caner is back speaking at an Aledo, TX (David Barton's home town) church youth conference.He has some interesting things to say about people, to say the least. … [Read more...]

Simon & Schuster Has No Plans to Publish David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies

Yesterday, I wrote about how Thomas Nelson removed David Barton's The Jefferson Lies from publication in late July, 2012. According to philosopher Jay Richards, Barton's book was investigated by Thomas Nelson and then removed from their catalog several days before anyone reported it publicly. Richards led an effort to gather information to inform Glenn Beck about the historical problems in Barton's work. Beck, along with other religious conservatives, eventually chose to ignore the evaluations … [Read more...]

John Hagee’s Bad Moon on the Rise

John Hagee must like to scare people. Not only is he bringing out a movie about his Four Blood Moon prophecies, he has David Barton as an -- dare I say it? -- historian in his movie. Sometime between April 2014 and September 2015, according to Hagee, Israel is going to live out the Creedence Clearwater Revival song Bad Moon Rising:I see the bad moon arising.I see trouble on the way.I see earthquakes and lightnin'.I see bad times today.Don't go around tonight,Well, it's bound to take … [Read more...]

I Am Michael: The Retelling of Michael Glatze

Michael Glatze burst into the awareness of those in the ex-gay world in July 2007. He was a gay activist who in a panic turned to God. At that time, I had turned from my days supporting sexual reorientation change efforts and had established the sexual identity therapy framework as the better approach to traditionally evangelical believers who were also attracted to the same sex. I was very curious about his experience and he discussed some of it with me in an interview¬†very shortly after the … [Read more...]

American Family Association Touts Free Speech for Radio Hosts Except When Hosts Criticize the AFA

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In a letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center yesterday, AFA attorney Patrick Vaughn said the American Family Association is a "free speech zone."In 2012, AFA Tim Wildmon took essentially the same stance regarding Fischer's views while Fischer was serving as Director of Issues Analysis. Now, in the face of a firestorm of controversy involving the Republican National Committee, the AFA backs away from most of the outrageous things Fischer has said while he represented the AFA.The AFA … [Read more...]


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