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Where is That Simon & Schuster Edition of The Jefferson Lies That David Barton Has Been Promising?

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.09.2013 | Media
Chris Rodda

Exactly one year ago today, on August 9, 2012, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson took the virtually unprecedented action of pulling one of its books from publication due to the book's many inaccuracies. That book, of course, was David Barton's The Jefferson Lies.

David Barton Admits Getting Gun-Toting Students Story From Louis L'Amour, But It's OK Because L'Amour Said It Really Happened

Chris Rodda | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media
Chris Rodda

See how much a story can change in just one retelling? A gunman from San Francisco in the 1860s became a gunman from New England in the 1850s. How much might the story have already changed from whatever incident L'Amour based his novel's version on?

David Barton Claims That Gun Accidents Just Didn't Happen in the Founding Era -- Yeah, Right

Chris Rodda | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Chris Rodda

Barton claimed on his radio show to have "searched" and only found two gun accidents in the founding era, but his claim became even more incredible on Beck's show. Now it's two gun accidents in two hundred years!

Is David Barton Now Getting His 'History' From Louis L'Amour Novels?

Chris Rodda | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

So, did Barton get his piece of 'history' from Bendigo Shafter? Only Barton can prove that he didn't. I therefore challenge David Barton to provide a source for the story he told on Beck's show.

A Debunking of Pseudo-Historian David Barton's Book on the Second Amendment

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Like many a good Christian, pseudo-historian David Barton likes guns and, of course, thinks that every person in America has an unlimited constitutional -- and biblical -- right to own and carry them.

WATCH: Conservative 'Historian' Makes Dubious Claim About Armed Kids In Schools

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Ever-colorful conservative personality Glenn Beck has made no secret of his support of the Second Amendment and his disdain for gun control. But in a ...

Glenn Beck Goes After HuffPost For Mocking A T-Shirt Quoting Washington -- But It's A Fake Quote!

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Mr. Beck, I would never call a quote from George Washington ridiculous, but I will call the one on that t-shirt what it is -- a fake! Even your new pal David Barton tells his followers not to use this quote.

No, Mr. Beck, Our Constitution Is Not Based on the Book of Deuteronomy

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

I sometimes get criticized for coming right out and calling David Barton a liar. It's moments like that one with John Hagee that expose him as the liar that he is, and that is exactly what I will continue to call him.

No, Mr. Beck, Jefferson Did Not Date His Documents 'In the Year of Our Lord Christ'

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

I'm going to take on another of pseudo-historian David Barton's favorite lies: that Thomas Jefferson dated his presidential documents "in the year of our Lord Christ.'

No, Mr. Beck, John Adams Did Not Think Governments Must Be Administered by the Holy Ghost

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

This post is about an 1809 letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush that David Barton butchers to make it appear that Adams thought that all governments must be administered by the Holy Ghost in order to be legitimate.