Here is Peter Montgomery of Right Wing Watch: Religious-right “historian” and Republican political activist David Barton said last week that governors have shut down the country out of fear and panic because America has become so secularized that people fear death because they don’t have confidence that death will bring them an eternity in Heaven. … Continue reading David Barton: Governors Won’t Open-Up the Economy Because They Fear Death and Know They Won’t Go to Heaven When They Die
Here is Glenn Beck: Glenn Beck claims that, using a pen name, religious right pseudo-historian David Barton has helped write history books that are being used in schools all over the country. pic.twitter.com/GRkSg54W4V — Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) October 28, 2019 If anyone knows this pen name I would love to hear about it.
Earlier today on his Wallbuilders Live radio show, Christian Right activist David Barton made the following case about the Naturalization Act of 1790 and its assertion that citizenship in the new United States be afforded to only “free white persons”: The Naturalization Act 1790, is the first immigration act passed by Congress. And, it set … Continue reading David Barton’s Latest: The Reference to “Free White Persons” in the Naturalization Act of 1790 Was Meant to Curb Slavery
Court evangelical James Robison recently had two fellow court evangelicals on his television show. Here is the interview with Jeffress and Barton: A few comments: 2:00ff: Jeffress says: “You hear Nancy Pelosi and others saying that walls are un-Christian and immoral. Well, if that’s true, God’s immoral because he told Nehemiah to build a wall … Continue reading Court Evangelicals David Barton and Robert Jeffress Talk Christian America
David Barton recently visited The Jim Bakker Show to talk about his new book The Founders Bible. I’ve been watching Barton for a long time, and I sense several new points of emphasis during his visit. After his publisher Brad Cummings speaks, Barton comes in around the 2:00 minute mark and starts talking about the relationship between … Continue reading Jim Bakker and David Barton Get Together
It’s the season of patriotism in the United States. That means it is time for David Barton to emerge and try to convince us all that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Here is his recent interview with conservative pundit Ben Shapiro: Some commentary: 2:15ff: Barton describes the idea behind “Wallbuilders.” The … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Ben Shapiro’s David Barton Interview
This should be fun: HT: Nick Pruitt
Barton has a new book out. I have not read it yet. It is co-authored with court evangelical Jim Garlow and is titled This Precarious Moment: Six Urgent Steps that Will Save You, Your Family, and Our Country. I would be happy to review it here if Salem Press would send me a review copy. Here … Continue reading David Barton’s New Book
David Barton, the GOP activist who uses the past to promote his Christian nationalist political agenda, said yesterday on his radio show that Donald Trump is one of the best presidents in American history. Read Kyle Mantyla’s piece at Right Wing Watch. Or listen here: Just to clarify–this is the guy who preaches about the … Continue reading David Barton: Donald Trump May Be One of the “Top Five” Presidents in History
I did not, but if someone has a review of the show I would be happy to post it here.
David Barton, the GOP activist who cherry-picks from the past to promote his political agenda, has a television show. It will premiere on Friday, February 2, 2018 on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Watch the promo here.
Check out Tara Isabella Burton‘s excellent piece on David Barton: “Understanding the fake historian behind America’s religious right.” I am glad Burton found The Way of Improvement Leads Home blog useful in her research. Here is a taste: Barton is still cited as an expert by a number of GOP lawmakers. Another is Rick Saccone, … Continue reading Understanding David Barton’s Political Influence
Yesterday we did a lengthy post showing how Christian Right activist David Barton manipulated a John Adams quote to make it sound like Adams supported the idea that America was founded as a Christian nation. Barton is up to his old tricks here. He is being deliberately deceptive. He seems to have no problem manipulating … Continue reading More on David Barton’s Use of That John Adams Quote
This appeared on Barton’s Facebook page today: Sounds pretty good if your a Christian nationalist. But let’s take a deeper look at this quote. I have excerpted the pertinent parts of the letter below. Warren Throckmorton, who wrote about this letter yesterday on his blog, has highlighted those passages that Barton quotes in the above … Continue reading David Barton Can’t Let Go Of This John Adams Quote
Here is the latest logic from David Barton‘s “Wallbuilders Live” radio program: The Constitution does not mention God The Declaration of Independence mentions God four times The Constitution is “part two” of the Declaration of Independence Thus the writers of the Constitution did not have to mention God again because they already mentioned God in the … Continue reading More Constitutional Craziness from David Barton
This should be interesting. Rick Saccone, a state representative from Pennsylvania’s 39th Legislative District, is running for Senate in the hopes of gaining the GOP nomination and defeating incumbent Bob Casey in 2018. This is interesting for readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home because Saccone is one of Pennsylvania’s biggest David Barton supporters. … Continue reading A David Barton Disciple is Running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania
Earlier tonight I wrote a post about a David Barton and Glenn Beck plan to bring their pseudohistory to American schools. You can read it here. Since I published the post I received two excellent comments. I am re-posting them below. The first comment comes from Yale history graduate student Michael Hattem: Without money, we … Continue reading Two Excellent Responses to My Glenn Beck/David Barton Post
Watch: It’s happening folks. Beck and Barton have raised a million dollars to teach kids how to use primary documents “against the progressives.” In other words, they are going to try to teach students that America was founded as a Christian nation. Don’t get me wrong. We need to expose our students to more and … Continue reading The Glenn Beck and David Barton History Roadshow is Coming to a Public School Near You
David Barton’s Wallbuilders radio show is now referring to Barton as “America’s premiere historian.” On today’s show his co-host Rick Green played a speech Barton gave at his Dallas Pro-Family Legislators Conference. (It is unclear when this conference was held). During the speech Barton attacked me again. Here is what he said (highlights are mine): When … Continue reading Yet Another Reason Why Evangelicals Should Be Wary of David Barton’s Pseudohistory
Over at The Pietist Schoolman, Chris Gehrz, a Ph.D in European history from Yale, responds to David Barton’s “mini-tirade” against my supposedly pagan training in a secular graduate program. Here is a taste: …But in the spirit of seeing logs instead of specks… I want to take seriously Barton’s critique of Christian professors like John, Jared, … Continue reading David Barton and Christians in Graduate School