David Barton Tells Listeners Virginia Law Kept Slave Owners from Emancipating Slaves; Admits it Happened in New Edition of The Jefferson Lies

Yesterday, David Barton said again that Virginia law did not allow slave owners to free their slaves. He usually tries to make that case in relationship to Thomas Jefferson, but yesterday on his Wallbuilders’ program, he said George Mason could not free his slaves because of Virginia law. At about 37 seconds into this clip … Continue reading “David Barton Tells Listeners Virginia Law Kept Slave Owners from Emancipating Slaves; Admits it Happened in New Edition of The Jefferson Lies”

WND Markets The Jefferson Lies

Some readers will see what I did there with the title of this post. WND is rolling out pre-launch publicity for David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies, including a new website and a trailer. Watch: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2pUBopUnGQ[/youtube] The new website features endorsements for the new book. I wonder if they have any idea what they are endorsing. … Continue reading “WND Markets The Jefferson Lies”

World Net Daily and David Barton Claim Political Correctness Doomed The Jefferson Lies

On Friday of last week, World Net Daily published something called “Anatomy Of An American Book Banning.” Believe it or not, World Net Daily and David Barton are hoping to convince readers that Barton’s book was pulled from publication due to political correctness. The subtitle of the article is: How New York Times bestseller was … Continue reading “World Net Daily and David Barton Claim Political Correctness Doomed The Jefferson Lies”

World Net Daily to Publish New Edition of David Barton's The Jefferson Lies

First, he said Simon & Schuster was going to publish it. They declined. Today, World Net Daily announced plans to publish a new edition in 2016. I am looking forward to learning the identity of the “academic endorsements.” Why not just post them now on the WND page promoting the book? Michael and I are … Continue reading “World Net Daily to Publish New Edition of David Barton's The Jefferson Lies”

David Barton Still Pitching His Discredited Jefferson Lies

Recently, David Barton spoke at Knightdale, NC at the Faith Baptist Church. He spoke on Saturday and then again on Sunday morning. In previous posts, I described his false teaching on HIV and his faulty claim that 50% of students at Christian colleges abandon their faith. In the third session of his Saturday workshop, Barton … Continue reading “David Barton Still Pitching His Discredited Jefferson Lies”

Simon & Schuster Has No Plans to Publish David Barton's The Jefferson Lies

Yesterday, I wrote about how Thomas Nelson removed David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies from publication in late July, 2012. According to philosopher Jay Richards, Barton’s book was investigated by Thomas Nelson and then removed from their catalog several days before anyone reported it publicly. Richards led an effort to gather information to inform Glenn Beck … Continue reading “Simon & Schuster Has No Plans to Publish David Barton's The Jefferson Lies”

More of the Story Behind the Demise of David Barton's The Jefferson Lies

On his Wallbuilders show last Friday, David Barton belittled the number of Facebook followers Getting Jefferson Right has. I replied: At the end of the broadcast, the gang makes light of the number of Facebook likes the Getting Jefferson Right page has. How about another comparison with the now pulled from print The Jefferson Lies? How about comparing the number of … Continue reading “More of the Story Behind the Demise of David Barton's The Jefferson Lies”

Two Years Ago David Barton's The Jefferson Lies Was Pulled From The Shelves

Two years ago today, Tommy Kidd was on the case, reporting for World Magazine that Thomas Nelson ceased publication and distribution of David Barton’s book The Jefferson Lies. Eventually Barton claimed that the book would be republished by Glenn Beck’s Simon & Schuster imprint. However, currently there is no second edition. World featured an online … Continue reading “Two Years Ago David Barton's The Jefferson Lies Was Pulled From The Shelves”

David Barton Continues to Spin The Jefferson Lies in Florida and Ohio

According to this Florida Today report, David Barton is slated to speak at the Space Coast Prayer Breakfast in Melbourne, FL this Thursday. The reporter provided the details of the event and noted that Thomas Nelson pulled from publication Barton’s book The Jefferson Lies. Barton continues to spin the situation as being the result of … Continue reading “David Barton Continues to Spin The Jefferson Lies in Florida and Ohio”

A Year Ago Thomas Nelson Lost Confidence in The Jefferson Lies

This week a year ago, Thomas Nelson publishers pulled David Barton’s book The Jefferson Lies from publication. As I recall, I first learned of the event from Tennessean reporter Bob Smietana who called me to ask for comment. I think the first to get it on the web was probably Thomas Kidd at World Magazine on … Continue reading “A Year Ago Thomas Nelson Lost Confidence in The Jefferson Lies”