I’m shocked, I tell you! Shocked! OK, I’m not shocked. I’m really not even a teeny bit surprised.
Here’s Barton’s statement, just posted on his Facebook page:
“The announcement that Thomas Nelson has pulled The Jefferson Lies because it has ‘lost confidence’ in the work has become national news. However, while Thomas Nelson may have ‘lost confidence’ in the work, others have not and thus the book has already been picked up by a much larger national publisher and distributor. Even at the time Nelson dropped the work, they admitted that it was still selling very well.
“As is the case with all of our published items, we go above and beyond with original source documentation so that people can be thoroughly confident when they see the truth of history for themselves. We find it regrettable that Thomas Nelson never contacted us with even one specific area of concern before curtly notifying us they had dropped the work. Had they done so, we would have been happy to provide them with the thorough and extensive historical documentation for any question or issue they raised; they never asked. The Jefferson Lies has not been pulled from publication and it will continue to sell nationally.”