Las Vegas Police Department Contradicts David Barton’s Claims About Decline in Violent Crime

Recently, David Barton told an audience that violent crime in Las Vegas has declined 75% due to the use of biblical principles by that city's police department and churches. Listen (clip courtesy of Right Wing Watch):There are so many problems with his analysis that it is hard to know where to begin. On the matter of religious schools and achievement, Barton completely ignores the fact that those who attend religious schools have been chosen to go there. The students have not been r … [Read more...]

David Barton: The Bible in Schools and Violent Crime

In two recent sermons (Whitesburg Baptist Church - AL; Crossroads Church - OK), David Barton told his audience that violent crime has increased 694% since the 1963 Supreme Court decision on Bible reading in schools. Barton cited Benjamin Rush as a founding father who believe the Bible should be in schools. According to Barton, Rush warned that crime would increase if the Bible was ever removed from education.To his audience at Crossroads (36 minutes into the video), Barton showed this chart … [Read more...]


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