I will be on the Bill Martinez Show this morning

The show begins at 9am and I will be on from 9:00-9:30am, ET.You can listen live here.We are going to discuss Getting Jefferson Right and the material which directly addresses the misinformation in David Barton's The Jefferson Lies.I wrote about Barton's appearance on the Martinez show in this post.  … [Read more...]

BeliefNet Promotes The Jefferson Lies

I was surprised to see this Jefferson and the Bible gallery at BeliefNet. The first page cites David Barton's The Jefferson Lies, which is never a good beginning.This morning I wrote BeliefNet and asked them to correct what was wrong which would in effect mean removing most of it. I have no reason to think that they will not be responsive. Many well-meaning people read Mr. Barton's materials and think they have discovered hidden truth. I suspect the BeliefNet folks have simply not checked … [Read more...]

Monday Night Live with Jerry Newcombe

Last night I was on Jerry Newcombe’s Monday Night Live talk show which is aired on WAFG-FM, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Newcombe’s views lean toward the Christian nationalist side of things, having co-authored, What if America was a Christian Nation Again? with D. James Kennedy as well as George Washington’s Sacred Fire with Peter Lillback. I was on the show to discuss Getting Jefferson Right, and more specifically aspects of Jefferson’s life and views. The point of the show was not to focus on the mist … [Read more...]

I will be on the Jerry Newcombe Show tonight to discuss Getting Jefferson Right

Tonight, from 9:00-9:30pm, I will be on the Jerry Newcombe Show. The program can be heard live on the station's website (look for the listen live icon in the upper right hand corner or try this link).Newcombe is author of The Book That Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation and co-author with Peter Lillback of George Washington's Sacred Fire.The plan is to discuss Getting Jefferson Right. … [Read more...]

Vote Today for the Least Credible History Book in Print

Last week, the History News Network put out a call to nominate The Least Credible History Book in Print. The New York Times gave this process a boost with an article on Independence Day. The top 5 nominees are in and they are:The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson by David BartonThe Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War by Thomas DiLorenzo1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Me … [Read more...]

New York Times on the Changes at Exodus

Friday night at the evangelical fights.After the NPR segment comes this New York Times article which covers much the same ground.It cannot be any clearer; Alan Chambers is leading Exodus from the wilderness of reparative therapy to the promised land of Grace and soul liberty.What a ride.Conservatives in the church and elsewhere should welcome this. There is no necessary conservative attachment to reparative therapy. In fact, given the psychoanalytic roots of the model, it has … [Read more...]

NPR Segment on Changes at Exodus International

A segment on changes at Exodus is coming up on NPR sometime between 4:30 and 4:45pm. It should repeat again between 6:30-6:45pm.I have a few lines but I am not sure who else is in on it.Listen, learn and comment.The audio will be posted at 7pm, but the transcript is here.Rob Gagnon has emerged as a vocal opponent of Exodus. I am baffled by his approach, which seems to make grace conditional on one's behavior or attitude.I intend to write more about this next week. Gagnon says … [Read more...]

David Barton’s 700 Club Interview: The Things We Didn’t Say

Guest post by Michael CoulterDavid Barton was interviewed for the July 4, 2012 edition of the 700 Club.  It is 9 minutes of remarkably misleading television.   There are many false claims about Jefferson, but I want to focus on Barton’s reference to our book Getting Jefferson Right in this post.Without being asked about the book, Barton says: A lot of that goes back to a whole academic viewpoint of  Deconstructionism. . . there’s a couple of professors who hate this book and they’ve got … [Read more...]