The Invasion of America

No, this is not a post about a tea party conspiracy theory involving immigration.Rather, watch this video about Native American dispossession.Two of our favorite Christian nation proponents, David Barton and Bryan Fischer, believe the native people got what was coming to them. The history cannot be undone, but we should never forget.(hat tip to John Fea) … [Read more...]

David Barton Denies Plagiarism; Eric Metaxas Appears on Wallbuilders Live

It is surprising to me that Eric Metaxas appeared today on Wallbuilders Live.Rick Green, Tim Barton, and David Barton spent the first few minutes laughing off Barton's use of Metaxas' article without attribution on January 23. On the broadcast today, after tearing down my faith, Tim Barton said at 3:28 into the broadcast that the gang made it clear during the January 23 show that Barton was reading from an article. If you listen to the broadcast, (click here for the entire broadcast), you … [Read more...]

David Barton Distorts Things Even When He Wins

As I noted here previously, David Barton settled his defamation lawsuit out of court last year. Barton had been accused of being known for appearing at white supremacist rallies by two 2010 candidates for the Texas Board of Education. The Democrat candidates criticized their GOP opponent of relying on Barton who they implied was a white supremacist. Barton and his opponents settled with Barton gaining a financial settlement of an undisclosed amount and an apology. Here is the apology: During … [Read more...]

John Hagee’s Bad Moon on the Rise

John Hagee must like to scare people. Not only is he bringing out a movie about his Four Blood Moon prophecies, he has David Barton as an -- dare I say it? -- historian in his movie. Sometime between April 2014 and September 2015, according to Hagee, Israel is going to live out the Creedence Clearwater Revival song Bad Moon Rising:I see the bad moon arising.I see trouble on the way.I see earthquakes and lightnin'.I see bad times today.Don't go around tonight,Well, it's bound to take … [Read more...]

More Fruits of David Barton’s Labor

I suspect this RNC state committeewoman is in Israel if her scheduled permitted.Tamara Scott is a member of the Republican National Committee from Iowa who has heard David Barton speak. On a radio program (video is on YouTube) called a View from the Pew, Scott lamented the removal of mandatory prayer from the public schools. RWW excerpted a segment of the program, watch:At about 55 seconds into this clip, Scott cites David Barton's "studies and research" which show that schools used … [Read more...]

I Am Michael: The Retelling of Michael Glatze

Michael Glatze burst into the awareness of those in the ex-gay world in July 2007. He was a gay activist who in a panic turned to God. At that time, I had turned from my days supporting sexual reorientation change efforts and had established the sexual identity therapy framework as the better approach to traditionally evangelical believers who were also attracted to the same sex. I was very curious about his experience and he discussed some of it with me in an interview very shortly after the … [Read more...]

The RNC Faces More Criticism Over AFA Israel Trip

Politico's Ben Schreckinger reports tonight that the Anti-Defamation League privately discouraged the Republican National Committee from participating in a trip to Israel paid for by the American Family Association. I wrote about this trip last week.In addition, more details about the trip are given (they apparently went despite the concerns) and Christ and Pop Culture editor Alan Noble and I are quoted.The RNC really should acknowledge this mistake, especially in light of other efforts … [Read more...]

Another Former Mars Hill Church Pastor Posts to Repentant Pastor Website

Demonstrating that the fall out from Mars Hill's demise is ongoing, former Mars Hill pastor James Harleman posted an essay of confession on Saturday. It begins:I sat on a bed upstairs in our room at the retreat home, my head in my hands, asking my wife if our lead pastor was fit to be an elder… if the state of his marriage was in a place wherein he needed a sabbatical, and if his verbal evisceration of another elder’s wife – simply for offering a gentle word of counsel – was anything but depl … [Read more...]


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