David Barton: ‘Liberalism Kills’

The level of depravity revealed by this statement from David Barton yesterday is hard to fathom:

“I tell you what, Richard gave a two-word axiom that we ought to emblazon on everything we have: liberalism kills.

Liberalism kills, whether it’s in the family; whether it’s in a university; whether it’s in education; whether it’s in business; whether it’s in government, and especially in denominations, liberalism kills.

That’s a great axiom to remember, is liberalism kills.”

Barton, the religious right’s favorite pseudo-historian and propagandist, was speaking on his WallBuilders Live radio program following an interview with Southern Baptist leader Richard Lane. From Dallas Morning News writer Wayne Slater:

Land was targeting liberal Christian ideas that he says are driving away church members – raising taxes on the rich, providing universal health care, expanding programs that help the poor.

There you have it: in the fevered minds of religious extremists like Barton and Land, asking wealthy Americans to pay more in taxes, ensuring that everyone has access to affordable health care and providing government help for the poor is essentially the same thing as murder.

8 thoughts on “David Barton: ‘Liberalism Kills’

  1. Ha!!!! When did they ever let the Bible get in their way of being unBiblical? It’s not for reading and understanding. It’s for thumping. Ba-ba-loo!!! Ba-ba-loo!! Ba-ba-loo!! Just like Ricky to show up when the percussion is going good.

  2. Confucius says, he who is very rich and rules but ignores and abuses the lower classes soon finds their roles reversed, and life cut short by the sword.

    So, yes…when there is an uprising from abusing the lower classes…liberalism can kill. That is why there must be some reasonable balance, or it all comes tumbling down.

  3. Many people on the religious right insist upon the “inerrancy” of the Bible. Yet, their political/idoelogical positions directly contradict Jesus Christ’s instructions that we feed the hungry, heal the sick and care for the poor. Greed is a poor substitute for Christ’s teachings. Greed in the name of Christ is a slap in the face to the Savior.