Thomas Nelson Pulls David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies

World Magazine is reporting that Thomas Nelson publishers has ceased publication of The Jefferson Lies by David Barton. Thomas Kidd reports:Casey Francis Harrell, Thomas Nelson’s director of corporate communications, told me the publishing house “was contacted by a number of people expressing concerns about [The Jefferson Lies].” The company began to evaluate the criticisms, Harrell said, and “in the course of our review learned that there were some historical details included in the book that … [Read more...]

Associated Baptist Press Reports on the Pastor’s Boycott of Thomas Nelson

A group of evangelical pastors in Cincinnati says a popular but controversial book about Thomas Jefferson rewrites history and excuses the founding father for owning slaves.Read the rest... … [Read more...]

World Magazine on the David Barton Controversy

Subtitled, "Christian critics challenge WallBuilders president on America’s founders," this World Magazine article by Thomas Kidd (Baylor University) opens the door on a controversy that has been building for the past several months.Several weeks ago, Jay Richards, Fellow at the Discovery Institute, began a process of asking conservative professors to read our book along with Barton's materials. Kidd explainsJay W. Richards, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, and author with James Ro … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Area Pastors Urge Boycott of Thomas Nelson Publishers Over David Barton’s Book, The Jefferson Lies

This release from a group called the Cincinnati Area Pastors briefly outlines their objections to The Jefferson Lies. As I understand it, there are more people involved in the group than are listed here. I have spoken at length to Ray McMillian. Most of the ministers in this group have carefully reviewed Barton's claims about Jefferson and have contacted Thomas Nelson and parent company Harper Collins about their concerns. Mr. Barton cannot continue to complain that his critics are all leftists … [Read more...]

David Barton Takes Aim at His Critics in Part Two of The Blaze Series

Part one is here; part two of The Blaze series where Barton answers his critics is more of the same from David Barton's first response on his Wallbuilders' website.The article does not mention that Coulter and I are conservative Christians, both being active in our churches, we are not afraid of religion. We did not write our book to attack Christianity but to be faithful to it. In light of that fact, a reasonable question would have been: why are conservative Christians are also critiquing y … [Read more...]

In a Close Vote: Barton Beats Out Zinn for Least Credible History Book

In a photo finish, David Barton's The Jefferson Lies beat out Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States for the title of "Least Credible History Book in Print" put on by George Mason University's History News Network.Readers of the History News Network have voted David Barton's The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believe About Thomas Jefferson the least credible history book in print in a week-long HNN poll. The book edged out Howard Zinn's A People's History of th … [Read more...]

My Response to David Barton

Yesterday, on his Wallbuilder’s website, David Barton responded to Getting Jefferson Right. He also had strong words for Clay Jenkinson and Alan Pell Crawford, two other critical reviewers of The Jefferson Lies.There is much I could respond to, but I will limit myself to some general responses and then issue a challenge to Barton.Barton leads his response to Getting Jefferson Right by claiming that we are part of the academic elite with a need to publish or perish. His criticisms are n … [Read more...]

I will be on the Bill Martinez Show this morning

The show begins at 9am and I will be on from 9:00-9:30am, ET.You can listen live here.We are going to discuss Getting Jefferson Right and the material which directly addresses the misinformation in David Barton's The Jefferson Lies.I wrote about Barton's appearance on the Martinez show in this post.  … [Read more...]