Briefs and Updates: Uganda, Scott Lively, Mars Hill Church, IOTC and Steven Sotloff

I am not surprised that Uganda's Parliament will again debate an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The world famous bill passed Parliament late last year and was signed by President Museveni earlier this year only to be thrown out by a Ugandan court due to a procedural problem during passage.Scott Lively says he'll drop out of the MA governor's race if his tea party opponent wins the GOP nomination. Reaction from the rest of MA? Crickets.In light of Mark Driscoll's 6 week break, September's … [Read more...]

Who Will Replace Fred Phelps?

Hopefully, he won't be replaced but there are those who come close.By now, most people know that the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, died earlier this month (March 19). Phelps was the personification of hatred toward gay people along with the church which was mostly his family members. I am sure others have speculated about who could replace Phelps so this might not break much new ground. However, I thought of this list while reading about Martin Ssempa's march to celebrate … [Read more...]

Weekend Roundup – Tanks, Government Lies, Anti-Gay Pride, Christian Persecution, Government Shut Down

These are some items of interest that I either didn't get to or need no additional noise from me.David Barton: Tanks A Lot - David Barton told his Wallbuilders audience that private citizens should be allowed to have whatever weapons the government has - tanks, fighter jets, whatever. Just like the founders had.How Do You Know When The Government Is Lying? - That's the burning question Michael Peroutka asks on his IOTC website. He claims that the government and the media conspire … [Read more...]

Scott Lively: The Apocalypse Is Coming

Yesterday, Right Wing Watch featured Scott Lively and Rick Wiles waxing apocalyptically on Wiles radio show.  The essence is that September 23, 2015 is a pivotal date. On that day, the Antichrist (said personification of evil is said to be the leader of the "largest superpower in the world") will pardon all the world's debts and be hailed as the "hero of the world." From there, the Antichrist will bring in the Apocalypse.Lively then praises Vladimir Putin for his efforts to stifle free … [Read more...]

Scott Lively for Governor?

All I can say is pass the popcorn because that would be an entertaining campaign. … [Read more...]

David Barton to Appear at Scott Lively’s Ministry in Springfield MA

On November 9, David Barton is slated to appear at Scott Lively's Redemption Gate Ministry.Perhaps this boost to Lively's credibility comes as a pay back for Lively's conspiracy theory about why The Jefferson Lies was attacked by so many Christian historians prior to being pulled off the shelves by publisher Thomas Nelson. In August, Lively linked my blog posts debunking The Pink Swastika in 2009 to my recent book with Michael Coulter (Getting Jefferson Right) debunking Barton's book The … [Read more...]

Scott Lively on Wallbuilders Live

You read that right. Scott Lively, author of The Pink Swastika, was on David Barton's radio show today complaining about me. If you want to listen, go to the August 21 show and click on the link.Barton, Green and Lively would love to make the controversy over The Jefferson Lies about me. Lively's presence on the show can only serve as an attempt to change the subject from Barton's work to something, anything else. Green and Lively doubled down on the accusation that Christian scholars are … [Read more...]

Correcting Scott Lively’s Conspiracy Theory

On the Bryan Fischer Show Tuesday, and then yesterday via Twitter, David Barton spoke favorably of Scott Lively’s article defending Barton, posted earlier this week. The chief aim of the article is to link my criticisms of Scott Lively’s book The Pink Swastika with our fact checking of claims made by David Barton about Thomas Jefferson in The Jefferson Lies.The mention of Lively comes at about 5 minutes into the clip I posted on Monday. Then today, Barton tweeted the article to his foll … [Read more...]


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