David Barton’s Wallbuilders Live to Interview Kent Hovind

According to Kent Hovind's handlers, Hovind will be interviewed by someone at Wallbuilders next Monday. That interview will be taped and presumably aired at a later date. Listen:The basketball star interviews Dr. Dino.Kent Hovind's most recent legal battle is summarized at Forbes.  Hovind is serving jail time for tax related crimes (e.g., failing to pay employee taxes, evading IRS reporting requirements). In this video, (at about 2:18) he said he hadn't paid taxes in 28 years. Ac … [Read more...]

David Barton’s War on Christian Colleges: Claims Disputed by Focus on the Family Researcher and His Own Book

Last weekend, David Barton continued his war on Christian colleges when he told an audience at Faith Baptist Church in Knightdale, NC that 50% of students at Christian universities deny their faith while in college.  Watch:At 1:03 into the clip above, Barton said: I mentioned before that between 60 and 80% of our kids deny their faith at university, you can at least send your kids to a Christian university, cause only 50% of them deny their faith at a Christian university. How does that … [Read more...]

Lincoln Memorial University Features David Barton

I can't understand why any institution would want to do this to their students.Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN is going feature David Barton in their "Upholding the Constitution" series on April 24. Perhaps LMU is one of the Barton 12 (one of a dozen schools that Barton thinks are correct on the Constitution).In his speech, perhaps he can find those Bible verses he says are quoted verbatim in the Constitution. Probably the talk should be called "Rewriting the C … [Read more...]

How David Barton Speaks to 400 Groups per Year

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David Barton frequently claims that he speaks to over 400 groups per year. Once he said he spoke to over 600 different groups per year. Given the number of days in a year and his other activities, this seems like a fantastic claim. After reading a document from his defamation lawsuit, I now think I know how he gets to this number.In 2012, Barton sued two candidates for the Texas Board of Education for defamation, Judy Jennings, and Rebecca Bell-Metereau. The case was settled out of court in … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson

In honor of our third president, I can suggest a worthy gift given to anyone in his name. Written mostly to debunk David Barton's The Jefferson Lies, the book stands on its own as an examination of Jefferson's views on religion, the Bible, and slavery.Barton spent a lot of time at the Faith Baptist Church telling the audience that the founders all followed Blackstone's ideas that our government was based on the Bible. Thomas Jefferson wasn't impressed with that argument as … [Read more...]

David Barton Again Says Bible Teaches HIV Vaccine Won’t Be Discovered; Distorts Vaccine Research

David Barton continues to mislead his audiences about HIV research. Earlier this year, he told Charis Bible College students that a vaccine won't be discovered for HIV because the Bible teaches HIV is the penalty for being gay. Then he misrepresented two separate studies on HIV vaccines to make it appear vaccine research had been halted due to lack of success.Barton did the same thing again Saturday, April 11th at the Faith Baptist Church in Knightdale, NC. He told the audience the Bible … [Read more...]

Experts Dispute David Barton’s Claims About Translating for the Russian National Gymnastics Team

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Earlier this week, David Barton told his Wallbuilders Live co-host Rick Green that he once was fluent in Russian, was asked to translate for the Russian National Gymnastics Team in 1976 and smuggled Bibles into the Soviet Union "back in the day."  Here is the audio followed by the transcript:Transcript: Barton: That’s right, and South Korea. South Korea, Nigeria, they’re sending missionaries to America like crazy. And of course, if I looked at the stats on America, yeah we’re number one … [Read more...]

For the Sake of James Naismith, David Barton Should Come Clean About His Basketball Claims

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During the NCAA tournament, David Barton's son Tim did a tribute to James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. Watch:The information is largely accurate. Naismith was a ministerial candidate (along with other occupations) who believed he could reach more people via sports than the pulpit. He invented basketball to give young men something to do indoors when the weather was cold outside. It caught on.I couldn't escape the irony that Barton's organization made a link to the NCAA b … [Read more...]


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