David Barton Makes the Misleading Case for Politicizing Houses of Worship

Religious-righters are upset that President Trump and congressional Republicans failed to repeal the so-called “Johnson Amendment” in last year’s big tax bill. Last week David Barton, the prominent religious-right huckster and phony historian from Texas, tried again to make the case for getting churches and other houses of worship even more involved in partisan politics. Not surprisingly, he did so by mischaracterizing […]

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David Barton Promotes His Discredited Jefferson Book as a ‘Must Read’ for 2016. Seriously.

David Barton, the pseudo-historian and head of the Texas-based, religious-right organization WallBuilders, is still promoting his discredited book about Thomas Jefferson. A Wednesday post on his Facebook page declares: “David Barton’s ‘The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson’ is the must read book of 2016! … This new paperback edition of The Jefferson Lies re-documents […]

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David Barton’s New Edition of ‘The Jefferson Lies’

Pseudo-historian and political propagandist David Barton has announced a new edition of The Jefferson Lies, his troubled book about the nation’s third president. Oh boy. Evangelical publisher Thomas Nelson Publishing ceased publication of The Jefferson Lies in 2012 after scholars pointed to factual inaccuracies and distortions in the book. But Barton turned to WND Books — the […]

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David Barton Gives Platform to Notorious Anti-Muslim Hysteric Who Hosted White Nationalist

Phony historian and religious-right pooh-bah David Barton and his sidekick Rick Green (who is seeking a seat on the Texas Supreme Court) hosted one of the country’s most notorious anti-Muslim hysterics on their radio program this week. The WallBuilders Live! program Monday and Tuesday featured a discussion with Frank Gaffney, a man the Southern Poverty Law Center compares to the […]

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