The Founders’ Bible to be released September 14

According to the project Facebook page, the Founders' Bible  is slated to be released this Friday.  The Founders' Bible is David Barton's newest project and is being published by Shiloh Road Publishing, a subsidiary of Windblown Media, publisher of The Shack. Here is the product description:David Barton, Signature Historian, sets the record straight, unveiling the true and forgotten history of America’s founding, the source of what made this nation so great, inviting us to return to those foun … [Read more...]

Another Evangelical Calls Out David Barton

Writing at Juicy Ecumenism, the blogging community of the Institute for Religion and Democracy, Bart Gingerich describes himself as an "ex-Wallbuilder" (I guess change is possible). Gingerich looked up to Barton at one point but now calls for his court-martial from the culture war.Go check it out... … [Read more...]

Robert Carter III: A Forgotten Hero David Barton Doesn’t Want You to Remember

Fred Clark at Patheos reminds us that today is the day that Robert Carter III filed his deed of emancipation at the Northumberland District Court in 1791.Regular readers of this blog will know that Robert Carter wrote what he called a "deed of gift" that set in motion the largest emancipation of slaves in the United States prior to the Civil War. Carter's deed listed 452 slaves to be emancipated throughout the remainder of Carter's life. To see parts of the six page deed, click here. See the … [Read more...]

David Barton’s U.S. Capitol Tour: Did Congress Print the First Bible in English for the Use of Schools?

In early August, I started a series on David Barton's Capitol Tour. That was August 6 (Jefferson and the Kaskaskia Indians). On August 7, WORLD broke the David Barton controversy story with NPR's coverage coming the next day. Today, I want to get back to the Capitol Tour with a post on a topic which has been frequently examined -- Congress and the Aitken Bible. On the Capitol Tour YouTube video at 42 seconds in,  Barton begins his claims about the Aitken Bible. Watch:First, I will give … [Read more...]

David Barton to Reveal Something Sometime

  That's about what I get out of this Mother Jones article.I wonder if Barton means these historians.  … [Read more...]

Did Thomas Jefferson Fund the Thompson Hot-Pressed Bible or Simply Buy One?

This post is an additional note to our earlier post on Jefferson and the 1798 Thompson Bible. To briefly recap, David Barton says his description of the situation is accurate; we say it is not. Here is what Barton said in The Jefferson Lies about the Bible, followed by what he told Kirk Cameron in the movie, Monumental. First in his book:Furthermore, in 1798 Jefferson personally helped finance the printing of one of America’s groundbreaking editions of the Bible. That Bible was a massive, t … [Read more...]

Jefferson and the Bible: A Response to David Barton on the Glenn Beck Show, Part Five

When David Barton was clearing the air on the Glenn Beck Show (8/16/12), he muddied the water regarding Jefferson and the so-called Jefferson Bible.  Here is the segment:Barton begins by sayingHe [Jefferson] cut out the passages and put them all together and he told his friends this is what we can use with the Indians, cause you can read the life of Christ here.Glenn Beck lets this claim go without challenge. However, this is an astonishing claim. We have not been able to … [Read more...]

Jefferson and the Bible: A Response to David Barton on the Glenn Beck Show, Part Four

During his appearance on the 8/16/12 Glenn Beck show, David Barton addressed two of our critiques of his chapter on Jefferson and the Bible. The first related to verses included in the Jefferson Bible and the second related to Barton's treatment of the 1798 Thompson Hot-Pressed Bible.We'll take the second item first. Barton contends that his depiction of Jefferson's relationship to the Thompson Bible is correct. We maintain that he misleads readers in the way he described the situation … [Read more...]


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