In the Texas Freedom Network’s new report on the appalling content of many of the Bible courses offered by public schools in that state after the passage of a state law encouraging them to do so, they note that many of those courses include a lot of the fake quotes that we see again and …
Category Archive: Christian Nation
Feb 01 2013
Jan 31 2013
Georgia state Sen. Barry Loudermilk went on TBN and repeated David Barton’s ridiculous lie that the founding fathers based the entire American government on the Bible. The three branches of government, he says, comes from Isiah 33:22, which says the exact opposite, “the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our ruler, the Lord is …
Jan 15 2013
Bradlee Dean’s latest bundle of stupid is entitled “Enemy of God = Enemy of America” and it’s all the usual lies and distortions, this time about Thomas Jefferson. Dean repeats many of David Barton’s false and long-discredited lies about Jefferson. Let’s take them one at a time.
Jan 14 2013
Many years ago, after being lambasted for passing on numerous fake quotes from the founding fathers, David Barton put out a document on his website admitting that many of the quotes he used in his first book were “unconfirmed.” One of those quotes was this one from Thomas Jefferson:
Dec 27 2012
The Worldnutdaily is pushing for a major ramping up of the culture wars in an attempt to re-Christianize American culture to avoid violence (never mind that religious belief correlates with higher rates of violence, not less). David Lane of the American Renewal Project starts his crusade with a big ol’ lie:
Dec 26 2012
Newly reelected Judge Roy Moore is back in his old seat as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, where he can declare that lesbian women should be put to death to his heart’s delight. He went on a wingnut radio show recently and declared that evolution is to blame for the alleged destruction of …
Dec 16 2012
David Barton has been caught yet again lying to his ignorant followers, telling them that many provisions found in the Constitution are “direct quotes” from the Bible. He did it at the ProFamily Legislators Conference, put on by his Wallbuilders organization.
Oct 30 2012
David Barton has made a habit of making the most absurd and strained connections between Bible verses and the Constitution, but he’s not alone. In his Founder’s Bible, he includes an article by Paul Jehle, Executive Director of the Plymouth Rock Foundation, who says that the famous phrase “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” …
Oct 12 2012
This is a two-year old post by my friend and former co-blogger Jon Rowe, who has long done excellent work on religion and the founding fathers. I came across it doing a Google search for a related subject and caught my eye. He points out that John Adams, who wrote the Massachusetts Constitution, would have …
Oct 11 2012
In some ways, it must be nice to be a fundamentalist. No matter what happens, you have the perfect explanation. When you’re caught lying your ass off, as David Barton is on an almost daily basis, you can just blame it on Satan. How convenient.
Oct 05 2012
David Barton’s hilariously idiotic attempts to find analogs between America’s founding and passages in the Bible continue. This time he’s claiming that the 4th of July celebrations are based on “Biblical precedent” because, golly gee, they celebrated things too! This is from his new Founder’s Bible, which Right Wing Watch is quoting:
Sep 28 2012
Wow. This might actually be too stupid even for David Barton. Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, did a radio show with right-wing pastor Tony Evans and they claimed that the founders based America on the Bible — and that the very idea of freedom came from the Garden of Eden.
Sep 23 2012
Chris Rodda’s new book is out, or at least the first part of it. She decided to break it up into several shorter volumes so she didn’t have to wait to get it out until it was all finished. The first volume is debunking Barton’s lie about Jefferson and the University of Virginia. You can …
Sep 21 2012
Kirk Cameron spoke at the Values Voters Summit and wondered why he wasn’t taught in school that the founding fathers based this nation on the “ancient Hebrew republic under Moses.” Well Kirk, you weren’t taught that because it’s utter nonsense.
Sep 14 2012
David Barton continues to make the monumentally dishonest argument that many provisions of the Constitution were “direct quotations right out of Bible verses.” And he adds a couple of new Bible verses that not only aren’t directly quoted in the Constitution, they aren’t even distantly related to anything found in it.