Christian Leader Finds Exact Words of the Bible in the Constitution

Beebe, AR -- Saying he thinks his discovery will settle the Christian nation debate, Rev. Cyrus Jones revealed in a press release that he has found the words of the Bible in the United States Constitution. Pastor of the Patriot Baptist Church, Jones said he was skeptical at first but was encouraged to seek the truth by listening to historical document collector, David Barton."Barton has 100,000 pre-1812 documents in his library. Because of that, I figure he knows something about old words," … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Tells Crowd Ted Cruz Will Rely on God Inspired Constitution and Scriptures

It sure is getting thick on the campaign trail.I don't know where this happened but Glenn Beck certainly seems to think God raised up Ted Cruz to save America.Consistent with his Mormon beliefs, he calls the Constitution and the Bible God-inspired and says Cruz will look to those two documents when making executive decisions. As an evangelical, that worries me. What part of the Bible will he look to? Mosaic law? Jesus' moral teaching? How will he interpret it?Reporters need to … [Read more...]

David Barton Takes His Christian Nation Show Back to Ukraine

In June 2014, the head of one of Ted Cruz's Super PACs, David Barton visited Ukraine and, among other things, told a group of pastors that John Locke's Two Treatises cited 1500 Bible verses of how government should operate (recently debunked with the help of Greg Forster). According to his Facebook page, Barton went back last week to spread the Christian nation gospel.We've been in Eastern Europe this week. This country is wanting to move toward a new constitution that inculcates many of the … [Read more...]

Ben Carson’s Business Manager on a Muslim in the White House: “Not an issue of religion, it is an issue of one’s belief system.”

According to Politico, Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams told CNN's Alisyn Camerota this morning that Carson's rejection of the possibility of a Muslim president was "not an issue of religion, it is an issue of one's belief system, of how they will govern." Someone needs to tell Carson that religions and beliefs systems have a lot in common. Whatever one calls one's belief system, the Constitution forbids a religious test. Carson is making this unnecessarily … [Read more...]

Ben Carson’s Muslim President Comments and the 1788 Debate in North Carolina Over Ratification of the Constitution

So Ben Carson said he wouldn't support a Muslim for President and Islam is inconsistent with the Constitution. Watch:Then he said he might vote for a Muslim for Congress.This was such an easy question that I am surprised Carson botched it up.  Even if you personally would not vote for a Muslim, the Constitution prohibits a religious test so it doesn't matter what Ben Carson's opinion is. All I can figure is he wanted to bounce with anti-Muslim sentiment.The issue of a Muslim … [Read more...]

David Barton’s Biblical Constitution – Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!In recognition of the day, I am reprinting a popular post (July 2013) debunking David Barton's contention that the Constitution quotes the Bible. In recent days, Barton asserted that the founders believed God's law was higher than the Constitution. The quote from theologian Timothy Dwight provides a powerful counter to Barton's claim.David Barton's Biblical ConstitutionIn his speeches to churches, David Barton asserts that there are Bible verses throughout the … [Read more...]

Christians in Nepal Welcome Vote for Secular Government; Religious Right in U.S. Still Want Christian Nation

Read this report regarding the recent vote in Nepal to make the nation neutral on religion. Hindu nationalists in Nepal took the streets after their constituent assembly rejected a proposal to make Nepal a Hindu nation.Then read this press release on Nepal's vote by the group who represents Gospel for Asia. While I have written many things about GFA (and have much more to write), on this matter, I agree with Yohannan. The vote is a win for religious pluralism.Gospel for Asia Founder Dr. … [Read more...]

David Barton Says Federal Judge Can’t Send Kim Davis to Jail; U.S. Law Disagrees

On his Facebook page, pundit David Barton has been active in support of Rowan Co. (KY) clerk Kim Davis. Federal judge David Bunning found Davis to be in contempt of his order to issue marriage licenses to all couples, gay and straight, in Rowan County. Davis refused because she does not want her name on any marriage license issued to same-sex couples. KY law appears to require her name to be on the form.Last week on a video circulated by Glenn Beck, Barton first claimed that Davis was in the … [Read more...]