How David Barton Speaks to 400 Groups per Year

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David Barton frequently claims that he speaks to over 400 groups per year. Once he said he spoke to over 600 different groups per year. Given the number of days in a year and his other activities, this seems like a fantastic claim. After reading a document from his defamation lawsuit, I now think I know how he gets to this number.In 2012, Barton sued two candidates for the Texas Board of Education for defamation, Judy Jennings, and Rebecca Bell-Metereau. The case was settled out of court in … [Read more...]

For the Sake of James Naismith, David Barton Should Come Clean About His Basketball Claims

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During the NCAA tournament, David Barton's son Tim did a tribute to James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. Watch:The information is largely accurate. Naismith was a ministerial candidate (along with other occupations) who believed he could reach more people via sports than the pulpit. He invented basketball to give young men something to do indoors when the weather was cold outside. It caught on.I couldn't escape the irony that Barton's organization made a link to the NCAA b … [Read more...]

David Barton Plagiarizes Eric Metaxas’ WSJ Article on a Fine-Tuned Universe

Without any mention of Eric Metaxas or the Wall Street Journal, David Barton, on his Wallbuilders program today, described the exact illustrations and arguments used by Metaxas in his WSJ article "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God." Barton referred to Carl Sagan's two criteria for planets capable of sustaining life and then he said scientists have discovered that 200 perfect conditions must be met for a planet to have life. Barton refers to the Friday segment as "good news Friday." In … [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...]

The Point on The Jefferson Lies: We don’t need to change the facts

John Stonestreet, speaking on The Point, a radio minute affiliated with The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, came out in a negative manner toward The Jefferson Lies last week.  Here is the brief segment:The facts are always important -- even when we don’t like them. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.A few weeks ago, David Barton of Wall Builders and frequent guest of the Glenn Beck Show, published a book call … [Read more...]

Wallbuilders #2 Man Compares David Barton’s Critics to Hitler and Alinsky

Rick Green, David Barton's right hand man at Wallbuilders, uses some creative and colorful language to address those who have examined David Barton's claims about Thomas Jefferson.Question: What do elitist professors have in common with Adolf Hitler & Saul Alinsky?Answer: They masterfully use the powerful art of innuendo to falsely defame those with which they disagree.Definition of Innuendo: A derogatory hint or reference to a person or thing.The internet is abuzz today with le … [Read more...]

Did Thomas Jefferson found the Virginia Bible Society?

David Barton says he did. Watch this clip from the American Heritage series. Barton is speaking to Matthew and Laurie Crouch.About the Virginia Bible Society, Barton saysYou get back here and you find the Virginia Bible Society. Now what makes that one particularly interesting is Thomas Jefferson was one of the founders of the Virginia Bible Society. Oh no, not Jefferson! He's secular, he wanted...you see Jefferson founded the Bible Society, he gave large contributions to get … [Read more...]


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