The American College of Pediatricians versus the American Academy of Pediatrics: Who leads and who follows?

Just for fun, let's compare the American College of Pediatricians with the American Academy of Pediatrics.In August, David Barton and Rick Green at Wallbuilders said the ACP is the leading association of pediatricians in the nation. Even after their error was pointed out by the AAP and a reader of this blog, Rick Green said yesterday on air that the AAP "has more members and has been around a little longer" but both Barton and Green stuck by the story that the ACP was the leading gr … [Read more...]

Wallbuilders Tells Audience One Thing and Pediatricians Another Thing

Yesterday, I posted a note from Wallbuilder's Caroline Henry to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The note addressed a previous Wallbuilder's show during which David Barton claimed that the leading association of pediatricians in America warned schools to stop indoctrinating students into homosexuality. See the original post for details; in short the real leading association (the American Academy of Pediatrics) did not issue any such warning. The American College of Pediatricians a small group … [Read more...]

Wretched Radio host stays with American Family Radio

Ahead of Wednesday's deadline for a decision, Todd Friel, host of Wretched Radio, opted to stay with American Family Radio instead of speak at an event hosted by Brannon Howse. Last week, American Family Radio's program director, Jim Stanley sent a letter to John Loeffler and Todd Friel, informing them that if they spoke at an event hosted by Brannon Howse, they could not continue on AFR. See the details here and here.On the Facebook page for the show, Friel posted a vague statement giving … [Read more...]

Wallbuilders blames unnamed news source for error about pediatricians

Remember when David Barton and Rick Green told their audience that the leading pediatricians association in the nation urged school staff to stop indoctrinating kids into homosexuality? The initial response from Rick Green to a listener was to claim that there was nothing wrong in what they said on the broadcast when they referred to the American College of Pediatricians as the leading group. Of course, the real leading group, the American Academy of Pediatrics, denied giving any such … [Read more...]

Michael Brown: Here is a taste of next month’s NARTH conference

The National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality claims to be a scientific organization. However, a review of their website finds lots of anti-gay advocacy. In the past, when I bring this up with NARTH supporters, what I have been told is that they do it because the APA does it.While I don't deny that the mental health groups lean left and this bias comes out at their conferences at times, I wonder why NARTH makes any pretense of being distinct from the APA when … [Read more...]

American Family Association Takes Aim at Critic of The Response

The whole article is up at Religion Dispatches.The American Family Association has taken aim at fellow religious conservative Brannon Howse over his criticism of the AFA’s recent sponsorship of GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s The Response prayer meeting. Earlier this week, Jim Stanley, program director of AFA’s radio network, American Family Radio, sent notices to two talk show hosts who are associated with Howse, informing them that continued presence on the AFA’s radio network was con … [Read more...]

Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should

Pulpit Freedom Sunday is this coming Sunday.Religious right groups want ministers to preach about politics on Sunday to the point telling their flocks who they commend for various political offices.I hope this does not catch on.It may be Constitutional, but it doesn't seem good. Churches have a job to do that can be hindered by ministers exercising this right. I have been in churches where such a freedom would split a church. Congregants who think like the pastor of politics might … [Read more...]

On David Barton's claim that Unitarians were "a very evangelical Christian denomination"

David Barton told Liberty University students in their September 9 chapel that Unitarians were at one time "a very evangelical Christian denomination." In his effort to define what he called modernism, he said this about the Unitarians the late 18th and early 19th century:And the example of that is what happens when you look at Universalist Unitarians; certainly not a denomination that conforms to biblical truth in any way but as it turns out, we have a number of Founding Fathers  who were … [Read more...]