While I’m busy working on Volume 2 of Liars for Jesus and getting ready to launch my podcast, I thought I’d post some of my videos debunking the most popular of David Barton’s lies that I made last summer while attending the esteemed institution of higher learning, Beck University.
The entire goal of “Professor” Barton’s second class at Beck U., “Faith 102,” was to prove that even two of the least religious founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, had no intention of separating church and state. Barton managed to get over a dozen separate lies into this single half-hour class, many of which I had already debunked in previous videos, so I threw together a few videos debunking some of these lies using clips from a video series I made back in 2009 after Barton bashed me on his radio show. Barton is still using these same old lies, and my old videos still debunk them.
Barton’s lie that more than half the signers of the Declaration of Independence were ministers
Barton’s lie that Thomas Jefferson sent Christian missionaries to evangelize the Indians
Barton’s lie that Benjamin Franklin chose to begin a treaty in the name of the trinity
Barton’s lie that Thomas Jefferson told the Marine Band to play at church services
Barton’s lie about why the Danbury Baptists wrote to Thomas Jefferson
Barton’s lie that Thomas Jefferson started church services at the Capitol