David Barton announced his latest theory yesterday on Wallbuilders Live saying people are on welfare because they don't read the Bible.
As reported by Right Wing Watch, Barton said:
Wouldn't it be interesting to do a study between those that are on welfare and see how much and how often they read the Bible. You know, if Booker T. Washington is right that Christianity and reading the Bible increases your desires and therefore your ability for hard work; if we take that as an axiom, does that mean that the people who are getting government assistance spend nearly no time in the Bible, therefore have no desire, and therefore no ability for hard work? I could go a lot of places with this. I would love to see this proven out in some kind of sociological study, but it makes perfect sense.
Barton made the pronouncement about the poor and the Bible on the same show in which he claimed that Liberty University Law School was one of the best in the nation. Liberty University Law School is unranked in the U.S. News and World Report's top 150 "best law schools."
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