David Barton Smooths Over His Errors about Thomas Jefferson’s Quran

Today on a segment of the Glenn Beck Show*, David Barton was asked if Salon was correct that Thomas Jefferson owned a Quran 16 years before he wrote the Declaration of Independence or is what Glenn Beck always heard (from Barton actually) true that Jefferson got a Quran after he became ambassador to Tripoli because he wanted to know his enemy. Here is what Barton said today (start at 3:54 for the question):Your browser does not support iframes.Beck asked "which is true?" Barton replied, … [Read more...]

More of the Story Behind the Demise of David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies

On his Wallbuilders show last Friday, David Barton belittled the number of Facebook followers Getting Jefferson Right has. I replied:At the end of the broadcast, the gang makes light of the number of Facebook likes the Getting Jefferson Right page has. How about another comparison with the now pulled from print The Jefferson Lies? How about comparing the number of favorable reviews from actual historians each book has?I know our book has several quality reviews posted on our book websi … [Read more...]

The David Barton Cover Up: More on Gregg Frazer’s Critique of David Barton’s America’s Godly Heritage

On Monday, I wrote about a time in 2012 when David Barton was confronted by historians. I linked to a devastating critique of Barton's America's Godly Heritage by Gregg Frazer, professor of history at The Master's College.  Much of the critique is helpful even if one has not seen Barton's DVD because Frazer includes enough of the context to make the critiques clear. However, there is one section which might not be as clear as the others. To help readers use the critique well, I want to provide … [Read more...]

Former Soviet State Wants to Go Early American, Calls David Barton For Help

In the strange but heard on Glenn Beck (I know I just repeated myself) category, Right Wing Watch reports that David Barton got a call from an old Soviet state to come help them with their "underpinnings."Watch:  … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Wants $20 to Tell You What You Can Find Out Free

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Mr. Beck is certainly a showman, and he has a big show planned for July 22, 2014.We Will Not Conform is a live telecast to movie theaters around the country on the evils of common core educational standards. Despite being championed initially by conservatives like Mike Huckabee, Common Core has become associated with nearly everything evil, thanks, more often than not, to Mr. Huckabee's allies in the conservative camp.In this Hannity segment (click for video), Beck describes the upcoming … [Read more...]

Was Glenn Beck Right About Joseph Smith When He Spoke At Liberty University?

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When Glenn Beck spoke at Liberty University in April of this year, many alums and other observers were upset that Beck preached a sermon including Latter Day Saint theological concepts. The school and Beck eventually responded to but did not agree with the concerns. Beck was especially bothered and engaged name-calling to defend himself. In addition to the odd pairing of LDS Beck preaching about his religious calling at a Baptist university, Beck's history caught my eye. In prior posts, I … [Read more...]

Liberty University and Glenn Beck Respond to Controversy Over His Sermon

Liberty University and Glenn Beck have spoken out about critics of Beck's speech at Liberty U's Convocation  last month and neither party is backing down.Jonathan Merritt at Religion News Service reports on an email from senior vice-president and Liberty spokesman  Johnnie Moore. Moore countered critics by saying the Convocation service was not a chapel. According to Moore: We have explained over the decades repeatedly that convocation is an opportunity for students to hear from people of al … [Read more...]

More Fractured History Lessons in Glenn Beck’s Sermon to Liberty University: The Bible, Cake and Witches

In two prior posts (here and here), I addressed Glenn Beck's faulty reference to the purple triangle worn by Jehovah's Witnesses while imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps during WWII.  Beck said Bible scholars were made to wear the triangle without telling the audience that Jehovah's Witnesses were known as Bible students in Germany at the time. Very few  people (some say less than one percent) from other religions wore the purple triangle.After he held up the purple triangle, Beck then h … [Read more...]


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