Founders’ Bible Cites Pro-Slavery Leader as Proponent of America as a Christian Nation

At the end of the month at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love rally in Dallas, David Barton will sign his new book. While he may sign some copies of his other new book — The Jefferson Lies — the new book I am referring to is called The Founder’s Bible.  From 2:30-4:00pm on July 26, Barton … Continue reading “Founders’ Bible Cites Pro-Slavery Leader as Proponent of America as a Christian Nation”

The Founders’ Bible – Really?

Rolling over in their grave, they are… I wonder if Thomas Jefferson provides commentary on some of the books. Prior to the book of Revelation, Jefferson could enlighten readers with this little gem: It is between fifty and sixty years since I read it [the book of Revelation] and I then considered it as merely … Continue reading “The Founders’ Bible – Really?”

Was the Constitution's Political Vision Formed by the Bible?

In the July 3 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, American University historian Daniel Dreisbach said the Constitution’s political vision was in part formed by the Bible. Dreisbach wrote that “The Constitution gives evidence of a political vision informed, in part, by the Bible, and it includes features that were familiar to a Bible-reading people.” He … Continue reading “Was the Constitution's Political Vision Formed by the Bible?”

May 31, 1787 In Constitutional Convention – Were the Founders Influenced by the Hebrew Republic?

May 31, 1787 On this day in Convention, the delegates voted to make the legislature bicameral. Although there was some disagreement, they also agreed that one body should consist of representatives elected by the people. As to the Senate, the delegates could not decide how to comprise that branch. Madison recorded that “a chasm [was] … Continue reading “May 31, 1787 In Constitutional Convention – Were the Founders Influenced by the Hebrew Republic?”

David Barton Told Eric Metaxas an Untrue Story about the Jefferson Bible

Last week, Eric Metaxas had David Barton on his radio show and told the audience that he loved Barton and his work. He also said he used some of Barton’s work to help write his new book If You Can Keep It. That book has been the subject of many critical reviews. They also briefly … Continue reading “David Barton Told Eric Metaxas an Untrue Story about the Jefferson Bible”

Challenge to David Barton: Where Are the 1500 Bible Verses in Locke’s Two Treatises?

I think I know the answer but I doubt David Barton will respond. First, some background is necessary. For quite some time, the head of Ted Cruz Super PAC David Barton has claimed that John Locke referred to over 1500 Bible verses in his Two Treatises of Government. In The Jefferson Lies, Barton wrote the … Continue reading “Challenge to David Barton: Where Are the 1500 Bible Verses in Locke’s Two Treatises?”

David Barton Says Founders Took Bill of Rights from Genesis. What If They Did?

David Barton has lately started sounding like the Institute on the Constitution. Michael Peroutka tells people that the American view is based on the Declaration of Independence and proves that “The American View” of government is that there is a God, the God of the Bible, our rights come from Him, and the purpose of … Continue reading “David Barton Says Founders Took Bill of Rights from Genesis. What If They Did?”

Why the Aitken Bible Story is So Important to Glenn Beck and David Barton

Reinventing the Aitken Bible story is very important to Glenn Beck and David Barton. America as a covenant nation is important for different reasons for both men and the myth of Congress printing the Bible fits right in to their world view. However, as has been shown many times, the story is not what they … Continue reading “Why the Aitken Bible Story is So Important to Glenn Beck and David Barton”

Message to Glenn Beck and Fellowship Church: Congress Didn't Print the Aitken Bible

In addition to faulty theology, there are several glaring historical errors in Glenn Beck’s talk to Fellowship Church on July 5. Sadly, the audience is less knowledgeable now than before he spoke. Here is one example. Glenn Beck told Fellowship Church that the first thing Congress did after the United States won the Revolutionary War … Continue reading “Message to Glenn Beck and Fellowship Church: Congress Didn't Print the Aitken Bible”

Glenn Beck Defends His Appearance at Ed Young's Fellowship Church; Are America's Founders Mormon?

Last night, Glenn Beck came to Ed Young’s defense. In a Facebook posting, Beck said Young is brave because he is “someone who’s willingness to come under attack should be commended.” Beck added: Ed Young is the pastor of fellowship church here in Texas. It is a family of churches that he shepherds from here … Continue reading “Glenn Beck Defends His Appearance at Ed Young's Fellowship Church; Are America's Founders Mormon?”