Most Hilarious Overreaction of the Week

Despite having already been withdrawn, those Houston subpoenas are now being portrayed by the Christian right as pretty much the only thing going on in the world, the key to understanding everything imaginable. Lutheran pastor Laurence White went on David Barton’s radio show and offered this amusing bit of hyperbolic bullshit:
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Barton: God Is Blackmailing Americans For Their Votes

The Christian right is always telling us that if we don’t vote the right way and don’t do the right things, the bully they worship is going to kick our asses something fierce. Or if they want to put a positive spin on it, he won’t “bless” the country if we don’t do what they tell us to do. David Barton is the latest:
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Kerry Won’t Fight Terrorists Because He’s Pro-Choice

We’re used to some seriously daffy claims from David Barton and his radio co-host Rick Green, but the one they launched into on their show on Monday is particularly baffling. They seem to think that Obama and Kerry won’t fight against the terrorists (you know, the ones they’re bombing the shit out of right now) because they support reproductive rights.
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More Christian Nation Nonsense

Eddie Hyatt, the author of this profoundly silly article in Charisma News that echoes most of David Barton’s more absurd claims, calls himself a historian. Like Barton, however, he has no credentials at all in the field (his degrees are in divinity, from Regent University, and “Pentecostal-Charismatic Studies” from Oral Roberts University). Let the ridiculous claims begin:
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An Interview With the Writers of God’s Not Dead

Alex Songe pointed me to this interview with Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the screenwriters for the movie God’s Not Dead. It might surprise you, as it did me, that they are both Catholic, not evangelical Protestant. I’m sure it won’t surprise you that they’re nursing a serious persecution complex.
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Barton: God Will Punish Us With Routine Events

David Barton says that God is going to punish America for not slavishly praising anything the state of Israel does, no matter how destructive or wrong it might be by sending natural disasters that are bound to take place anyway. At the same time, of course, Muslim reactionaries will say that Allah is punishing America for supporting Israel. Both are totally and completely full of shit, of course.
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DeLay Doubles Down on the Lies

Tom DeLay recently claimed that “God created this nation [and] that He wrote the Constitution.” That’s a monumentally stupid thing to say, but he’s not backing down. And he went on the radio show of David Barton, who lies about history more than any man alive, to offer an equally ridiculous defense of his claim:
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