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Barton’s Bad Season: ‘Christian Nation’ advocate continues to sink

Barton’s Bad Season: ‘Christian Nation’ advocate continues to sink

Barton, a Texas-based pseudo-historian who for years has made a living telling gullible Religious Right audiences that the United States was founded to be a Christian nation and church-state separation is a myth, has run into quite a streak of trouble lately.

The official 2012 Republican Party platform is a far-right fever dream, a compilation of pouting, posturing, and policies to meet just about every demand from the overlapping Religious Right, Tea Party, corporate, and neo-conservative wings of the GOP.  If moderates have any influence in today’s Republican Party, you wouldn’t know it by reading the platform.

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David Barton’s junk history a grave threat to our secular future

The past causes the present and the present causes the future. That in a nutshell explains the importance of history to our lives. Studying history helps us understand how we came to be where we are. It helps us map our future by comparing our paths to the successes and failures of past civilizations. So when those posing as historians pass off blatant falsehoods as legitimate history-and people actually begin to believe it-we should be very alarmed.

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The Barton Lies: Conservative Christian scholars debunk ‘Christian Nation’ propagandist

The phony history being peddled by the “Christian nation” propagandist is under increasing fire from critics – and here’s the rub: They’re all conservative Christians.

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NPR’s Barbara Bradley Hagerty profiled David Barton yesterday on “All Things Considered,” and in the devastating profile debunked many of the claims made by the right-wing pseudo-historian. Messiah College professor John Fea pointed o…

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Religious right pseudo-historian David Barton replies (weakly) to critics

“Christian nation” pseudo-historian David Barton is on the defensive. It’s a place I’ve wanted to see him for a long time.

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PBS employees fired after standing against bogus Religious Right history

Religious Right propagandist David Barton has no place on PBS stations in Alabama — or any other state.

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The Barton Lies: New book exposes ‘Christian Nation’ advocate’s long list of distortions

Two professors at Grove City College have just released a book that demolishes David Barton's bogus 'scholarship.'

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The Jefferson Lies: David Barton’s New Collection of Whoppers

I have obtained a copy of David Barton’s new book The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson. Within half an hour I had noticed several outrageous distortions of the truth.

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We have said it before, but it bears repeating: for the Religious Right, attacks on a political figure’s faith is an act of unmitigated anti-Christian bigotry … unless that candidate is President Obama.
In recent weeks, we have seen several exam…

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