Baptist minister justifies child abuse

This is disgusting.(via Good as You)Things are getting crazy. Dan Savage goes off on Christians, and this "minister," Sean Harris, justifies child abuse.As tempting as it is to get into the mudslinging, cooler heads need to step up and speak truth to both extremes.The pastor is now saying he "misspoke." He is also saying he was taken out of context. This is ridiculous since his own words were quoted and available on audio. He could say he regrets … [Read more...]

David Barton will be on the Daily Show tonight

Round two between Jon Stewart and David Barton, 11pm eastern time.I imagine The Jefferson Lies will be the focus of the interview.Getting Jefferson Right should be available this week. Click the link to like it on Facebook. GJR is an eBook which will be available on Amazon.com. It carefully analyzes claim made about Jefferson using original sources, contemporary accounts and Jefferson's own words. Watch for it... … [Read more...]

Scott Lively’s defense of Holocaust revision

Scott Lively has a new blog. His first post of substance is a defense of his revision of events surrounding the Nazi's treatment of gays during WWII.There isn't much new there or of any real defense. He essentially says he's right with no response to the claims raised against him. His defense boils down to this:7. The Pink Swastika has not been “discredited” except by homosexualist reviewers, most of whom have failed to disclose their ideological conflict of interest. The few non-h … [Read more...]

Robert Spitzer apologizes to the gay community for his ex-gay study

Truth Wins Out is reporting the text of an apology delivered to Ken Zucker, editor of the Archives of Sexual Behavior:Several months ago I told you that because of my revised view of my 2001 study of reparative therapy changing sexual orientation, I was considering writing something that would acknowledge that I now judged the major critiques of the study as largely correct. After discussing my revised view of the study with Gabriel Arana, a reporter for American Prospect, and with Malcolm … [Read more...]

Don’t believe David Barton, Glenn Beck or me: Read the Jefferson Bible for yourself

Sunday and earlier today, I posted about David Barton's recent appearance on the Glenn Beck Show where Barton made claims about The Jefferson Bible.Barton said that Jefferson included miracles such as feeding the multitudes and raising the dead in his 1804 extraction from the Gospels (he didn't). The best reconstruction of the 1804 extraction can be found in a 1983 book published by the Princeton University Press and edited by Dickinson Adams, titled Jefferson's Extracts from the … [Read more...]

David Barton spins the Jefferson Lies on Glenn Beck, Part 2

Sunday, I posted video of David Barton telling Glenn Beck that Jefferson's 1804 extraction of verses from the Gospels contained miracles. Here again is the video and then the relevant transcription follows: … [Read more...]

Barton spins the Jefferson Lies on Glenn Beck

If you have been reading here for very long, you should be able to find the problems with Barton's narratives here about Jefferson and his extractions from the Gospels. It is almost painful to listen to the distortions and falsehoods in this clip: … [Read more...]

Why is there no coverage at the Christian Post about Richard Land’s troubles?

UPDATE: Christianity Today, Religion Dispatches, and Christian Century (via Religion News Service) have stories on the SBC investigation. Nothing so far from CP.Richard Land has been in the news a lot lately and not for reasons one would want to be in the news.Land apologized for remarks made about the Trayvon Martin case on his radio show and then Monday apologized for his statements and for using content from a Washington Times article without verbal attribution. Wednesday, the SBC s … [Read more...]