http://www.worldmag.com/webextra/19840 Not an endorsement of website.
Thomas Nelson publishers, owned by Harper Collins, which is owned by parent company owned by Rupert Murdoch, chose to remove Barton’s book, The Jefferson Lies, due to false facts being propagated. The forward of the book is by none other than Glenn Beck. Looks like Murdoch is still exercising control over Becks shenanigans.
“One critic attacks Barton personally, discrediting him as a historian.
Barton, a Texas-based “Christian nation” propagandist, has been spreading fundamentalist misinformation about the nation’s founding for years. He’s no historian; his only earned degree is in Christian education from Oral Roberts University.
Renown University of Chicago historian Martin Marty has put Barton in his crosshairs as well with harsh words as well.
Barton is publishing The Jefferson Lies, which most historians would title Barton’s Lies about Jefferson. Astonishingly, he twists a slight reference to Jefferson’s book on Jesus and turns it into a tract which, Barton says, Jefferson would use in order to convert the Indians to Christianity.
The author appeared on last night’s Daily Show to argue his stance that Jefferson was not an atheist or secularlist, but a religious man. Jon Stewart answered back as the discussion more towards free speech and religious persecution.
Watch the video here.” http://www.examiner.com/article/david-barton-s-book-the-jefferson-lies-creates-controversy-among-historians (as always links are for information)
Barton is distorting history and trying to make every dead founding father into a postmortem Christian. (Coincidentally the Mormon religion baptized the founding fathers posthumously.) Barton has been exposed for his faulty historical accounts by others beside the liberal left who would obviously have motive to expose him. One person who opposed him very boldly is Christian J. Pinto. However, as much as Christian J. Pinto spoke in exposing and revealing Barton’s fallicies he also covers for others at the same time and works in conjunction with people who support the CNP, hence Pinto cannot be trusted completely. Take his information for what it’s worth. There are constant double mindedness and “double agents” for a lack of a better word who are playing this game of “Hegelian conflict.” I am no expert in this area but it’s basically setting up both arguments but setting up another false belief to catch both opposing sides. Think of our political system, the Republicans are Conservative and for family values, this implies that Democrats and Liberals are heathens and are evil, both sides have done evil things, both parties have made deals with the devil to some degree and more often than not they play the part of being against each other when in effect many of them believe the same, their differences are a show for you the voter. You can see this now in Christianity, there are some who claim Barton is a “Patriot” and a “true conservative” while he is Ecumenical and very liberal in his beliefs so that he can get those across the isle to endorse his objectives. It’s all a game to them, don’t get caught up in it. Do you own research on Jefferson and the rest of the “founding fathers.” Many of them were of the Enlightenment era and sought Humanist goals and respected forms of Gnosticism. Abraham Lincoln consulted a Medium (a spiritualist which the Bible directs believers NOT to do), George Washington was a Mason and he never took communion, he didn’t even want to be president at first. There’s a lot Barton says that is bogus, why is he rewriting history, what does he have to gain from it?
America’s Founding Fathers are Mormons- http://www.mormonchronicle.com/americas-founding-fathers-are-mormons/
“Before I left St. George, the spirits of the dead gathered around me, wanting to know why we did not redeem them. Said they, “You have had the use of the Endowment House for a number of years, and yet nothing has ever been done for us. We laid the foundation of the government you now enjoy, and we never apostatized from it, but we remained true to it and were faithful to God.” These were the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and they waited on me for two days and two nights….
“I straightway went into the baptismal font and called upon Brother McCallister to baptize me for the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and fifty other eminent men. (Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1946, pp. 160-61)
“These noble spirits came there with divine permission-evidence that this work of salvation goes forward on both sides of the veil.
“At a later conference, in April 1898, after he became President of the Church, President Woodruff declared that “those men who laid the foundation of this American government and signed the Declaration of Independence were the best spirits the God of heaven could find on the face of the earth. They were choice spirits … [and] were inspired of the Lord” (CR, April 1898, p. 89). We honor those men today. We are the grateful beneficiaries of their noble work.” President (of LDS) Wilford Woodruff
Piece of David Barton’s bio:
“After graduating from college (Oral Roberts College with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian education), Barton served as a church youth director. He taught math and science, and eventually became principal at Aledo Christian School, which (in 1981) grew out of Aledo Christian Center, a church started by his parents.
In 1987 Barton formed Specialty Research Associates, which “focuses on the historical research of issues relating to America’s constitutional, moral, and religious heritage.” Specialty Research Associates has submitted amicus curiae briefs in a number of court cases.
Barton is the founder and president of WallBuilders, a national organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional heritage.” Source: Click here to read full bio (not an endorsement, information above in parenthesis mine).
False historian, false teacher, Christians need to be aware.
I remember him always being paraded around in this type of flair….
No one paid much mind to the guy wearing the American flag table cloth shirt and ten gallon hat, but once the right suit was found and of course Brannon handed him over to Glenn Beck, the rest is history. Barton has been exposed for years my friends, do some research.