Should America Establish Christianity as a State Religion?

Everyone who reads here should know where I stand on that question -- absolutely not!I was surprised and sad to see that among Republicans, I am in the minority. According to a Public Policy Polling survey (question 17), 57% of Republicans said they "support establishing Christianity as the national religion." Thirty percent did not support that policy and 13% were unsure.Tom Ehrich pointed to the poll results in his commentary opposing the establishment of Christianity. Ehrich asks, if … [Read more...]

Update on the HIV Vaccine that David Barton Said Was Halted

Yesterday, I pointed out that David Barton tried to prove his belief that God would not allow researchers to find a vaccine for HIV by misrepresenting research on the subject. Barton first pointed to a successful vaccine trial (RV144) but then led his audience to believe RV144 was halted by showing them a headline announcing that another study (HVTN505) had been stopped by the NIH. In fact, as I demonstrated, RV144 was deemed safe and modestly effective (see that post for video of Barton's … [Read more...]

David Barton Mixes Up Studies in Effort to Prove His Views on HIV

As Right Wing Watch pointed out earlier today, David Barton recently told Charis Bible College that he believes scientists will never find a vaccine for HIV because Romans 1:27 tells him that a vaccine would take away the penalty for homosexuality.The video clip at RWW stops before Barton told the audience he almost had to declare himself wrong because news reports declared that a vaccine had been found. Below watch Barton talk a little longer about why he thinks he is correct.At … [Read more...]

ORU Icon Contradicts David Barton’s Basketball Stories

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Last week, I posted a statement from Oral Roberts University contradicting David Barton's claim that he played basketball for ORU during record-setting seasons in the 1970s.A reader suggested that I contact E. Glenn Smith, head trainer and icon at ORU, for more information on how the record-setting basketball teams of the early 1970s trained. Smith joined ORU as head trainer and director of sports medicine in 1972 and worked with the baseball and basketball teams during his long and … [Read more...]

Like the Blog on Facebook

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I now have a page for the blog on Facebook so mosey on over and like it.Liking a page triggers an alert when new posts appear.Click the image to go to the page. … [Read more...]

Note to Evangelical Culture Warriors and Pastor Tullian Tchividjian from Benjamin Rush

The Father of Psychiatry, Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), signed the Declaration of Independence  and was a delegate to the Constitutional Congress. Rush was good friends with both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Despite his universalist beliefs, he is a favorite of David Barton and other Christian Nationalists because he was a founder who articulated many Christian interests and pursuits.I thought of Rush after reading a World Net Daily article today by John Aman criticizing Coral Ridge … [Read more...]

Relevant Magazine Asks What We Can Learn From the Downfall of Mars Hill Church, No Voices From Exiles

Ruth Moon writing for Relevant Magazine interviews Jennifer McKinney, Gerry Breshears, Samuel Rodriguez, Francis Chan, Kate Bowler, and William Vanderbloemen to seek answers to her question.Seems like it all comes down to celebrity and business. Don't worship the pastor and don't make church a business.While those are two important components, I hope there is more to learn than that.Some observations:Breshears is described as Driscoll's mentor from 2000-2010. According to … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Spokesman Justin Dean Gives Advice About Dealing with the Press

Former Mars Hill Church spokesperson offers advice to churches on how to handle the press in his new gig with Ministry Communications Association.He certainly has had experience doing so and it appears he has taken some valuable observations away from his time at Mars Hill.When I read this tip, I thought of the ResultSource New York Times Best Seller list fiasco. If you know press may start poking around about a certain topic, gather your team and come up with approved messaging and b … [Read more...]


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