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...]

Getting Jefferson Right: When did Jefferson question the Trinity?

It might seem like a small point, but for David Barton, Jefferson's religious beliefs are worth an entire chapter in his book The Jefferson Lies. In that book, Barton claims Jefferson did not question the Trinity until 1813. However, we find abundant evidence to the contrary. Here is an excerpt from our book, Getting Jefferson Right.In The Jefferson Lies, David Barton claims that Jefferson came under the influence of groups in Virginia Barton labels as Primitivists and Restorationists. … [Read more...]

Favorable review of Getting Jefferson Right

This review by Hrafnkell Haraldsson at Politicusa compares our book, Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President with David Barton's The Jefferson Lies.As you will see, Haraldsson highly recommends our book. … [Read more...]

Take The Jefferson Quiz; Buy the Jefferson book

Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President is now live on Amazon.One way we are getting the word out about the book is The Jefferson Quiz. Go check it out and test your Jefferson knowledge. You can see the answers and  the results of others who have taken it after you are done.Read the book on any digital device or computer you own. Click here to see how to do it.If you have any questions about the book, leave them in the comments section here or at the … [Read more...]

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...]