Mike Huckabee once said that he wished that every American could be forced to listen to the message of radical Christian nationalist "historian," David Barton, whose bizarre and inaccurate revisionist history of the US includes the myth that the Founders were fundamentalist Christians (Enlightenment? What Englightenmen!) who sought to create a country based on biblical principals. (And did ya know that they opposed the teaching of evolution and that the Revolution was all about ending slavery?). He has been denounced by reality based historians for years but his reputation is now even further sullied - but ya probably won't hear anything about it from Mike Huckabee!
Not only has Barton, who has an undergrad degree from Oral Roberts and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Pensacola Christian College, been criticized by his fellow Christian conservatives but now, his book, "The Jefferson Lies," has been pulled by Thomas Nelson, the world's largest Christian publisher. (You know it's got to be bad when this publisher has no problem with books by John Hagee and Michael Savage.) Barton's book, which whitewashes Jefferson's racism, was even protested by some Cincinnati evangelical pastors (both black and white) who threatened to boycott Nelson. Basically, as noted in a book which counters Barton's claims, the book is full of historical shit. The Daily Beast has a good summary.
It’s so easy to research and debunk barton. It’s like you said, people who support barton are the idiots who don’t bother to do the research and instead choose to believe his bullshit.
barton says he has an underground vault with papers and documents that the founding fathers wrote and anyone who doesn’t swallow his bullshit is just jealous that they don’t possess the documents he has. I can make that same claim, not let anyone else see the documents and then tell people that they just need to trust me. But, I was raised to be honest. barton doesn’t seem to have been raised the same way.
Fer instance…barton the idiot claims that the Founding Fathers didn’t support Evolution or Darwinism. Of course they didn’t, dumbfuck, because Darwin wasn’t born until 1809. I mean, this is elementary research.
But leave it to a douchbag like batshitcrazy beckkk to believe it. Afterall, batshitcrazy beckkk told his idiot zombies that the U.S. purchased Alaska in the 1950s because of the oil, gold and other natural resources. Of course, any 6th grader would know that the U.S. purchased Alaska about 90 years earlier and oil wasn’t discovered there until the 1970s.
Idiot zombies and mindless sheep who listen to and believe dumbshits like barton, batshitcrazy beckkk and pHuckabee deserve nothing but ridicule and scorn.
Does it really need any other kind of introduction?
Last year the Baboon released, just in time for the holiday season, his own lionizing of George Washington including the “Divine Providence” crap.
I hope those three morons, David Barton, Glenn Beck, and Pastor Fried squirrel put together the real story of Mittens.
After all, it must be “Divine Providence” that Mittens picked up a catholic so they can explain what happened to the moron, er, mormons’ plates of gold.
As well as Mittens’ tax returns.
what’s that right wingers say about the left brainwashing america’s youth?
Just as I thought.