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...]

Scott Lively’s defense of Holocaust revision

Scott Lively has a new blog. His first post of substance is a defense of his revision of events surrounding the Nazi's treatment of gays during WWII.There isn't much new there or of any real defense. He essentially says he's right with no response to the claims raised against him. His defense boils down to this:7. The Pink Swastika has not been “discredited” except by homosexualist reviewers, most of whom have failed to disclose their ideological conflict of interest. The few non-h … [Read more...]

A historian’s analysis of The Pink Swastika, part 1

(Editor's note: This guest post is authored by Jon David Wyneken, Associate Professor of History at Grove City College.)Back in March, Warren asked me (a colleague of his in the Department of History here at Grove City College) if I had any opinion on the validity of arguments made by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams in their book The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party. I told Warren that the book had not been well-received by academic historians for a number of reasons, and at his … [Read more...]


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