David Barton: Churches Are Required to Hire Pedophiles to Run Church Nurseries

On Tuesday, David Barton appeared on Missions Radio (click link for entire program), a podcast hosted by Kenneth Mitchell. The topics were mostly current events and Barton's analysis of them. As with his history, his analysis of current events is also off the mark. In this clip, Barton claims churches have to hire pedophiles to run their nurseries.Transcript: Then, Congress has passed what’s called ENDA, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, passed this in ’06 under Pelosi and Reid and at t … [Read more...]

David Barton’s Legend Grows to Include Supreme Court Winner

David Barton was given a PhD by Glenn Beck and was sorta called "America's Historian" in a World Net Daily article and speaks for over 400 (600?) groups per year.  Barton has also added NCAA Division One basketball player and translator for the Russian gymnastics team. Now, he can add winner of cases at the Supreme Court. Watch this invitation to hear Barton speak at an Assembly of God church in Texarkana, TX (full video here):Barton has filed some amicus briefs (friend of the court) … [Read more...]

Why the Aitken Bible Story is So Important to Glenn Beck and David Barton

Reinventing the Aitken Bible story is very important to Glenn Beck and David Barton. America as a covenant nation is important for different reasons for both men and the myth of Congress printing the Bible fits right in to their world view. However, as has been shown many times, the story is not what they make it out to be.In his recent talk to Fellowship Church, Glenn Beck began his false narrative about Aitken's Bible by shouting, "Don't let anybody tell you we are not a Christian nation … [Read more...]

David Barton Tells Half-Truth to the Wall Street Journal

David Barton just can't stop it.In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, Barton says his book, The Jefferson Lies, is "upcoming." He also falsely says that Virginia state law prohibited Jefferson from emancipating his slaves.On July 2, Fergus Bordewich wrote a review of two books on Thomas Jefferson. At least one of the books mentioned David Barton by name as an example of an author who elevated Jefferson to counterfactual heights.  Barton was offended and so the WSJ allowed … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck and David Barton: More Evidence Congress Did Not Print the Aitken Bible

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Both Glenn Beck and David Barton have said in public presentations that Congress printed the first English Bible in America (Aitken Bible). Most recently, Beck told Fellowship Church in Fort Worth TX that the first thing Congress did after we won the war for independence was to print a Bible.Barton has recently backed off slightly from that claim that Congress printed the Bible, acknowledging that Aitken printed it but still falsely portraying Congress as endorsing the Bible for use in … [Read more...]

David Barton and Early Retirement: Actually Not a Bad Idea

David Barton is again claiming that living according to his understanding of the Bible will lead to a long life.  This time the issue is retirement. He says since the Bible doesn't talk about it, then Christians shouldn't retire because it is a pagan concept. Watch:He claims that Deuteronomy 6:24 promises good consequences to people who do what God wants us to do. So if there are negative consequences from some activity or practice (e.g., retirement) as demonstrated by science, then God … [Read more...]

Marty Duren on Patriotic Church; Ed Young Are You Reading?

If Ed Young, pastor of Fellowship Church in Texas isn't reading this op-ed by Marty Duren in WaPo, he should be.Ed Young is going to have Mormon Glenn Beck in this weekend to teach his congregation providential theological history. Beck says he isn't going to teach theology but a providential view of the founding era is theology in the LDS church. Young's going all in.Surely, he isn't alone. David Barton is probably speaking somewhere at some church.In his article, Duren notes that … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Says David Barton Has a PhD, Barton Says He Doesn’t

Right Wing Watch's Kyle Mantyla picked up on Glenn Beck's claim last week that David Barton had a PhD in Education.  Mantyla remembered that Barton once said he didn't have a PhD. Watch the video:So yes, Mr. Beck, Barton is a guy who thinks he knows history.In the clip above, Barton talks about a book in which he was involved where he claimed to debunk his fellow PhD authors on chaplains at the University of Virginia. Check out these posts (here and here) which school him ba … [Read more...]


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