David Barton Self-Publishes The Jefferson Lies

After blasting us for self-publishing Getting Jefferson Right, David Barton is self-publishing The Jefferson Lies via Wallbuilders Press. Chris Rodda discovered and reported this last week.Barton told the world after his book was pulled from publication that he had a publisher in the wings bigger than Thomas Nelson. Glenn Beck said he would publish the book but apparently this is on hold or off completely.  … [Read more...]

David Barton: Where is the evidence?

Soon after Thomas Nelson pulled David Barton's The Jefferson Lies, Barton went on Bryan Fischer's radio show to sling ad hominem attacks at me. On that show, he promised to release proof that he was right in his claims about Thomas Jefferson. He said at 2:34 into the clip below that he was "releasing pieces now one at a time" which would refute the work we did in Getting Jefferson Right. Again at about 6:50, Barton promised to release information showing how "silly" our claims are. Then at 9:18, … [Read more...]

Michael Coulter and I will be on a Blaze webcast at 1pm

Here is the link: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/watch-todays-live-blazecast-one-hour-with-david-bartons-harshest-critics/ (The video is now embedded at this link.)Michael Coulter and I will be guests with Scott Baker and Billy Hallowell on The Blaze webcast today at 1pm. The Blaze is Glenn Beck's news website. We will be discussing our book Getting Jefferson Right and related matters.The link to the live broadcast (saved for later viewing also) will be available on front page of The B … [Read more...]

Another Evangelical Scholar Critiques David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies

Back in August, Glenn Sunshine, one of the evangelical scholars Jay Richards asked to read Getting Jefferson Right and The Jefferson Lies, provided a summary of his reactions to both books on his blog. Better late than never getting it on the blog here.Prof. Sunshine cannot be accused of being a leftist (check out his blog) and has used Wallbuilders' materials in the past. … [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 Slavery: A Response to David Barton on the Glenn Beck Show, Part One

By Michael Coulter & Warren ThrockmortonOn Thursday August 16, Glenn Beck had David Barton on to "clear the air" about The Jefferson Lies. Our impression is that Mr. Beck is a very loyal friend and his loyalty is preventing him from objectively considering the evidence. A more objective approach would be to have had someone else on the show to counter Barton’s claims.  That did not happen even though there was some discussion of evidence.In any case, there are several clips of … [Read more...]

David Barton Attacks; Tells Me How to Do Psychology

Of late, David Barton and his staffer Rick Green have savaged me due to their perception that his book, The Jefferson Lies, was pulled by Thomas Nelson publishers because of our book Getting Jefferson Right. Green linked the professors who reviewed his book with the tactics of Hitler and Alinsky and now Barton is attacking me over my academic position on reparative therapy. Roll the tape:So let me get this right. Barton says I have no basis to critique his claims about Jefferson … [Read more...]

New Getting Jefferson Right Endorsement: Charles Dunn

Former Dean and current Distinguished Professor of Government in the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, Charles Dunn, sent along an endorsement of Getting Jefferson Right. Dunn's endorsement:"'Getting Jefferson Right' by Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter stands up for truth in scholarship against the scholarly problems found in David Barton's 'The Jefferson's Lies.' Because of the courage of Throckmorton and Coulter, Barton has regrettably fallen from his pedestal of … [Read more...]


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