The Family Research Council is holding its annual Values Voters Summit in a couple weeks and when people sign up to attend the event they are sent an email from Tony Perkins. But as my friend Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State points out, most of that email consists of …
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Sep 30 2013
David Barton has some really bizarre positions on all sorts of issues, but when it comes to the second amendment he takes a position that even the most extreme gun rights activists don’t: That it protects an individual’s right to own not just guns but tanks and fighter jets too.
Sep 19 2013
After David Barton’s book The Jefferson Lies was pulled from the shelves by its publisher, Thomas Nelson, because it was full of false claims and distortions, he got Glenn Beck to publish it and now the Worldnetdaily is pushing it on their website — and predictably telling lies about why it was pulled.
Sep 15 2013
I’ve always been greatly amused by the contradictory claims on the far right about America’s founding. On the one hand, you’ve got the David Barton crowd which claims that the founding fathers were all Christians who intended to create a Christian nation. On the other hand, you’ve got those even further to the right with …
Sep 13 2013
I wrote recently about Glenn Beck’s ridiculous interview in which he did his best Rodney King impersonation, saying, “Can we stop dividing ourselves? Do racists exist? Yes. Do bigots exist? Yes. But most of us are not. Most Americans just want to get along. Why can’t we do that? What has happened to us?” GLAAD …
Sep 12 2013
One of the ways that Christian fundamentalists inoculate their followers and make them immune to facts is by telling them not to listen to anyone who disagrees with them or says they might be wrong. Those are bad people, on the side of the devil instead of God. Here’s David Barton’s version to his followers:
Sep 11 2013
Politico, which Charles Pierce hilariously and accurately calls “Tiger Beat on the Potomac,” has a fawning article about David Barton and his vast influence among social conservatives. The problem starts with the headline itself: “Evangelical historian remains key ally of right.” Barton is not a historian. In fact, among historians he is considered pretty much …
Sep 10 2013
David Barton and Rick Green got all science-y on the Wallbuilders radio show last week. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to know that Barton is as dishonest and ignorant when discussing science as when he discusses history. And they said that eventually science will prove everything in the Bible true.
Sep 09 2013
Uh oh. David Barton better have his head on a swivel because someone is looking to take over his territory — and it’s Rush Limbaugh. Rush has a new book coming out called — seriously, get this — Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. And it’s a children’s book. And he got the idea when …
Sep 07 2013
David Barton seems to think that more than 90% of members of the National Academy of Sciences aren’t good scientists because they don’t “fear the lord.” Citing Proverbs 1:7, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,” he declares:
Sep 04 2013
Chuck Norris, who is on the advisory board of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, has been writing a series of columns on Thomas Jefferson, the Bible and education. Because he can’t find anything that Jefferson ever said about the Bible being a part of public education, he is forced, like his …
Sep 02 2013
David Barton hosted Rep. John Fleming, the congressman who submitted the amendment barring the military from appointing humanist chaplains, on his radio show and claimed that atheism is a religion and should be subject to separation of church and state (you know, the one he says doesn’t exist).
Aug 29 2013
For the third time, Right Wing Watch has caught a contradiction between what is said on Glenn Beck’s TV show and what it says on his website. This time it came from David Barton, who guest hosted for Beck and repeated this suddenly popular new meme on the right that the Common Core standards will …
Aug 16 2013
David Barton hosted Ray Comfort on his radio show recently to promote his highly dishonest and idiotic new “documentary” that he thinks totally destroys evolution. And Barton went on quite a ridiculous diatribe about all those atheists who get angry at creationism:
Aug 01 2013
During Glenn Beck’s three day wingnutapalooza in Salt Lake City over the 4th of July, the one that included his bizarre “man in the moon” show, he also took groups of contributors on a tour of a makeshift museum he and David Barton put together. And he told them that all of human history can …