Exodus Ready to End the Culture War

In a press release yesterday, Exodus International continued to articulate their new direction. In the release, a brief comment is made about Charles Worley, the NC preacher who called for gay concentration camps.Alan Chambers, president of the 36-year-old Exodus International said, “As usual, the spotlight is shining on the furthest extremes currently engaged in a public fight. I believe it’s time for all of us to focus on the people beyond the political debate.”While a minority of people … [Read more...]

Southern Baptist leader condemns North Carolina preacher who called for gay concentration camps

This is disgusting. By now, you may have seen it all over the media (e.g., here). Charles Worley, "pastor" of the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, NC called for a concentration camp for gays and lesbians.Worley said:I figured a way out, a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers but I couldn’t get it past the Congress – build a great big large fence, 50 or a hundred mile long. Put all the lesbians in there, fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the … [Read more...]

Getting Jefferson Right in Salon today

Salon today posted my article on David Barton and a brief look at the falsehoods in Barton's book, The Jefferson Lies.One claim I haven't spent much time on until lately is Barton's claim that Thomas Jefferson could not emancipate his slaves due to restrictions in VA law. Barton says in The Jefferson Lies that Jefferson could not have emancipated his slaves and blamed Virginia law. As I point out in the article and we point out in the book, that is a false claim.Thanks to John Fea at … [Read more...]

UK Guardian cites Getting Jefferson Right

One the UK's leading news sources, The Guardian, has a mention of our eBook, Getting Jefferson Right in a column yesterday on Texas' War on History.Columnist Katherine Stewart wrote:Barton recently came out with another piece of propaganda, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson. To their credit, a pair of professors who identify themselves as conservative Christians, Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter, have stepped forward to debunk … [Read more...]

What Did Thomas Jefferson Include in His Edited Gospels

Late last week, David Barton appeared on Bryan Fischer's American Family Association radio program Focal Point. One topic of conversation was the contents of Thomas Jefferson extractions from the Gospels, aka known as the Jefferson Bible. More properly, the Jefferson Bible is considered to be the Life and Morals of Jesus which Jefferson put together sometime during or after 1820. The first time Jefferson cut and pasted portions of the Gospels was in 1804 when he did it at the White House in a … [Read more...]

David Barton ignores reality on Bryan Fischer’s radio show

I will have more to say about this next week, but I never cease to be amazed by Barton's ability to say with confidence things that can be proven false with ease. In this clip, he says Jefferson included healings and feeding the multitudes in his 1804 version of the Jefferson Bible. Truly stunning.I will soon have from the University of Virginia digital copies of the table of texts Jefferson extracted from the Gospels. I will publish these for all to see. … [Read more...]

Press release: Getting Jefferson Right exposes Barton’s distortions of Jefferson

GROVE CITY, Penn., May 9, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- In their new book, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President, Christian college professors Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter challenge claims about Thomas Jefferson made in the New York Times Best Selling book, "The Jefferson Lies" by David Barton.In "The Jefferson Lies" and his talks about it, Barton claims that Thomas Jeffersonincluded all the words of Jesus and miracles from the gospel of Ma … [Read more...]

CA Senate committee passes bill to ban sexual orientation change efforts for minors

According to the Washington Post, a CA Senate committee voted to refer CA Senate Bill 1172 to the full Senate for a vote. SB 1172 would require practitioners of sexual orientation change efforts to get written informed consent from adult clients and prohibit such interventions for those under 18.The bill defines SOCE as:“Sexual orientation change efforts” means psychotherapy aimed at altering the sexual or romantic desires, attractions, or conduct of a person toward people of the same sex s … [Read more...]