Barton Keeps Telling the Same Long-Debunked Lie

One of the lies that David Barton tells in his appropriately titled book The Jefferson Lies is that Jefferson wanted to free his slaves but couldn’t because Virginia law forbid what was called manumission. It’s been debunked many times, but Warren Throckmorton catches him telling the same lie twice in recent weeks.
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Pennsylvania Pastors Not Concerned About Barton’s Lies

Warren Throckmorton, who teaches at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, notes that the Pennsylvania Pastors Network has invited David Barton to speak at a conference in Lancaster. He contacted Sam Rohrer, CEO of the pastors group, to ask why he would invite someone so astonishingly dishonest to speak. The answer is absurd:
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Shocking News: Barton Caught Lying Again

If it seems like I do a post like this at least once a week, it’s because I do. More accurately, it’s because David Barton tells a lie at least once a week and Warren Throckmorton usually catches him at it. The latest is his dishonest attempt to defend his claim that the Bible says there will never be an AIDS vaccine. Here’s what Barton had to say:
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More Proof Barton Lied About Non-Existent Basketball Career

Warren Throckmorton has found even more proof that David Barton flat out lied about his basketball career at Oral Roberts University. Not only does the university say he was never on the basketball team, the trainer for the team says his very specific description of the team’s workouts isn’t even in the ballpark of reality. To refresh your memory, this is what Barton said:
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Barton Even Lies About His Lies Being Vindicated

Warren Throckmorton, who really has become a very important critic of David Barton, notes that Barton is now lying about his previous lies having been shown to be true after all by two lawsuits. I’ve written before about the lawsuit that was settled over the claim that he is “known” for speaking at white supremacist rallies. The second was against a guy who said Barton is an “admitted liar.” Here’s what he has claimed about those two cases:
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Offered For Your Amusement and Edification

I’m sure many of you remember a blog post I wrote almost a year ago entitled Atheists, Please Stop Saying These Things. It was just a critique of what I think are some very common and very bad arguments made by atheists. Someone posted a link to it on Google+ a couple weeks ago and that prompted several hangouts and discussions of it, including two by a guy named Mike, who goes by the name Forbidden Fruit. I’ll post the Youtube video below the fold, then take a look at some of what he has to say.
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Wingnuts: Christianity is Going to be Outlawed!

The completely unhinged Janet Porter has produced a new documentary that features the usual lineup of wingnuts — David Barton, Mike Huckabee, Louis Gohmert, Steve King, etc. — claiming that we’re headed toward a totalitarian dystopia when gay rights activists outlaw Christianity. Because that’s totally realistic, right? We’re going to outlaw the religion held by 70% of the population. If you think that’s going to happen, please hold your breath until it does.
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PRA Exposes David Lane

Rachel Tabachnick of Political Research Associates has an expose about David Lane, who has replaced Ralph Reed as the most important kingmaker on the Christian right. As I’ve documented many times, Lane has a truly warped version of American history and is a genuine theocrat. This is a telling passage from a Worldnetdaily article about him that was later removed from the site:
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