Salon Article on David Barton

Julie Ingersoll posted on David Barton's historical misadventures today at Salon. The article is a lengthy section from her book Building God's Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstructionism.Julie's article brings together several strands of thinking which have influenced Barton and is a good introduction for those wanting some background on the collector of historical documents. It is a plus that she includes a mention of Getting Jefferson Right (one correction, we published our … [Read more...]

Note to David Barton: The Obama Admin’s Justice Dept Has Prosecuted 12,859 Defendants for Child Porn Related Crimes Since FY 2009

Yesterday, David Barton told his Wallbuilders' Live audience that the Obama administration has not prosecuted a single case of child pornography. He said, "there has not been a single prosecution of child pornography under this administration. There were many under previous administrations; this administration just shut it down."I also pointed out that Barton has made this claim before. A quick review of the press releases for the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the DOJ’s website … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal Headline David Barton’s ProFamily Legislative Conference

Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal will headline David Barton's ProFamily Legislative Conference in early November. Cruz and Jindal are both running for the GOP's presidential nomination.In all seriousness, how can this be a good thing when the person sponsoring the conference can't get his facts straight? Just in the last two days, Barton has made false claims about gender identity in the military and the Obama administration's record on prosecution of child porn.Watch this video to see if your … [Read more...]

David Barton Doubles Down on His Gender Identity Nonsense

Before you exclaim, "Not another David Barton post!" I want you to remember that at least two men running for the GOP presidential nomination (Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee) take Mr. Barton seriously and encourage others to do the same.Recently, David Barton said on a Mission Radio podcast that churches had to hire pedophiles to run their nurseries because you can't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Nearly everything he said about that topic was incorrect.Now, Right Wing … [Read more...]

David Barton Says Founders Took Bill of Rights from Genesis. What If They Did?


David Barton has lately started sounding like the Institute on the Constitution. Michael Peroutka tells people that the American view is based on the Declaration of Independence and proves that "The American View" of government is that there is a God, the God of the Bible, our rights come from Him, and the purpose of civil government is to secure our rights. Barton promoted those points on Glenn Beck's show recently and added that the Bill of Rights came from Genesis 1-8. Watch (from Right … [Read more...]

Historian Thomas Kidd on Why Mike Huckabee Won’t Be the Evangelical Darling in 2016

Thomas Kidd nails it at the Washington Post.Kidd finds several reasons why Huckabee isn't catching fire among evangelicals. One reason Kidd identifies is Huckabee's status as a former Fox News host. As an example, Kidd correctly points out Huckabee's attachment to David Barton. Fox’s cozy confines allow candidates to get into an insulated mindset, in which they are not used to having to face critical reporters or be accountable for outlandish statements. You knew something was going wrong w … [Read more...]

David Barton: Treasury Department Will Be Denigrated by Addition of Woman to $10 Bill

The boys at Wallbuilders (David Barton and Rick Green) are all in a tizzy over the replacement of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill by a woman (unnamed as yet). Right Wing Watch was listening in to the Wallbuilders Live show yesterday and heard the guys lamenting the travesty it will be. From RWW: Last month, the Treasury Department announced that a woman would be featured on the $10 bill when it is redesigned in 2020 and David Barton was so outraged that he brought the National Review's Quin … [Read more...]

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...]