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Nov 17 2011

Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: David Barton

If there’s a chutzpah hall of fame, David Barton must be a first ballot inductee. You might want to turn off your irony meters before I tell you that he’s now complaining about people using quotes from the Founding Fathers that aren’t accurate.

This coming Spring, Thomas Nelson Publishers will release a new book by David Barton: The Jefferson Lies. This book exposes many of the modern lies about Jefferson that have been concocted, promoted, and perpetuated by the Secular and Academic Left.

The need for this book was recently made evident by an atheist group’s California billboard allegedly quoting Jefferson condemning Christianity…

The only problem with this quote is that it doesn’t exist. It has never been found in any Jefferson writing; yet it remains one of the many lies about Jefferson told by the Secular and Academic Left over the past century.

Actually, it’s cited only by a few ignorant people and they are immediately corrected and criticized by the actual secular left — unlike all of the fake quotes that David Barton popularized with the religious right, which continue to show up on a daily basis even in legislation before Congress. I can’t wait to read all the lies in Barton’s book about those alleged lies about Jefferson.

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  1. 1
    Alareth

    I think a study should be conducted to determine how David Barton resists collapsing into a quantum singularity of pure hypocritical stupidity.

    It may be a source of energy capable of powering the world.

  2. 2
    pault

    Do you think Barton will be sending an advance copy to Chris Rodda for review?

  3. 3
    Reginald Selkirk

    Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

    Croupier: Your winnings, sir.

  4. 4
    raven

    Do you think Barton will be sending an advance copy to Chris Rodda for review?

    Chris Rodda has a job for life. Or as long as David Barton is alive anyway.

  5. 5
    roggg

    Cant we just rename this the “Fischer/Barton Award” and be done with it?

  6. 6
    Chris Rodda

    I don’t want a job for life debunking Barton! There are actually other historical subjects I’d really like to write about, particularly a biography of one of my favorite lesser known founding fathers who almost nobody has ever heard of. But, I can’t get to writing what I’d really like to be writing about as long as Barton keeps putting out more of his bullshit. Maybe someday ….

  7. 7
    D. C. Sessions

    I don’t want a job for life debunking Barton!

    It’s called “job security.” In some fields (mine, to name two) it’s not a positive thing.

  8. 8
    tubi

    Chris Rodda at #6

    a biography of one of my favorite lesser known founding fathers who almost nobody has ever heard of.

    I’m curious now. Who do you have in mind? If you’re worried about protecting your idea, you could try writing it down on an index card and mailing it to yourself first.

  9. 9
    abb3w

    I wonder if he’ll mention that Jefferson considered the notion of an immaterial spirit to be ridiculous.

  10. 10
    Alareth

    There are actually other historical subjects I’d really like to write about, particularly a biography of one of my favorite lesser known founding fathers who almost nobody has ever heard of.

    Was it Jesus?

  11. 11
    Pinky

    We can joke about, be disgusted at or rebut David Barton, but remember he is adept at dishing out the Big Lie to his niche audience.

    We need to find a way to demonstrate his willful twisting of history to his target group. It may so difficult as to be impossible since his audience are devotees of what their elites have named: patriotism and religion, concepts inimical to logic.

    Barton must be stopped before his clothes purchases create a paucity of gaudy red, white and blue ‘Mercain flag country shirts.

  12. 12
    Aquaria

    There are actually other historical subjects I’d really like to write about, particularly a biography of one of my favorite lesser known founding fathers who almost nobody has ever heard of.

    I’d love to see a bio of Haym Solomon, one of the most famous financiers of the American Revolution. He also apparently pushed for the clause about no religious test for office in Pennsylvania, a concept that would later be found in the Constitution.

  13. 13
    Modusoperandi

    roggg “Cant we just rename this the ‘Fischer/Barton Award’ and be done with it?”
    The Farton?

  14. 14
    scifi the first (formerly scifi1)

    @rogg
    @modusoperandi

    “roggg “Cant we just rename this the ‘Fischer/Barton Award’ and be done with it?”

    The Farton? ”

    Ummmmm – how about the “Fibar”?

    ***makes a bolt for the exit****

  15. 15
    mattisironen

    I’m not sure if this is old news around here, but check this out:

    http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=84798

    It’s Bryan Fischer, calling “Darwinists”
    “raving, irrational, self-contradictory hypocrite, [unless] he will oppose the normalization of homosexual behavior”

    Basically, Bryan Fischer calling someone else a raving, irrational hypocrite unless they support his homophobia.

    It’s like a “strange loop” of looneysphere. I guess the Bryan Fischer award isn’t meant to be given to people who can parallel him, but fact is no-one can even come particularly close.

  16. 16
    Chris Rodda

    @ tubi … I’m not saying who it is. I really don’t want to take a chance on anyone else getting the idea in their head to write about this guy before I can find time to do it.

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