Who Will Replace Fred Phelps?

Hopefully, he won’t be replaced but there are those who come close. By now, most people know that the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, died earlier this month (March 19). Phelps was the personification of hatred toward gay people along with the church which was mostly his family members. I am sure others … Continue reading “Who Will Replace Fred Phelps?”

David Barton Embellishes George Washington Story in New LDS Movie Project

Funds permitting, David Barton will provide some stories for a new project called Miracles: The Movie (not to be confused with Miracle: The Movie). The movie is a project of LDS film producer Ken Cromar. Via Indiegogo, the Cromar is seeking funds for a December release. Cromar posted four clips yesterday, one of which has … Continue reading “David Barton Embellishes George Washington Story in New LDS Movie Project”

Christian Reconstructionist Takes David Barton to Task for Faulty History in The Jefferson Lies

I don’t know how large American Vision’s audience is but I suspect there is at least some overlap between David Barton’s Christian nation audience and American Vision’s Christian reconstruction constituency. If so, this article today by Joel McDurmon could cause Mr. Barton some heartburn. Mr. McDurmon offers a devastating analysis of Barton’s chapter on Jefferson’s … Continue reading “Christian Reconstructionist Takes David Barton to Task for Faulty History in The Jefferson Lies”

Did Thomas Jefferson Fund the Thompson Hot-Pressed Bible or Simply Buy One?

This post is an additional note to our earlier post on Jefferson and the 1798 Thompson Bible. To briefly recap, David Barton says his description of the situation is accurate; we say it is not. Here is what Barton said in The Jefferson Lies about the Bible, followed by what he told Kirk Cameron in … Continue reading “Did Thomas Jefferson Fund the Thompson Hot-Pressed Bible or Simply Buy One?”

David Barton’s bad media day

No TGIF for David Barton last week. First, the Wall Street Journal published a book review of The Jefferson Lies by Alan Pell Crawford which briefly takes apart the book. Crawford begins by agreeing with Barton that Jefferson’s connection to his slave Sally Hemming’s children has not been established. However, from there on, the review identifies … Continue reading “David Barton’s bad media day”

Monumental Question: Did Signers of the Declaration and Constitution Finance a Bible for Every American Family?

David Barton told Kirk Cameron they did for Cameron’s new movie Monumental. Watch the video clip from the movie: For this post, I am interested in what Barton and Cameron say about the first Bible mentioned by Cameron and Barton dated 1798. Kirk Cameron: What are these? David Barton: This is a family Bible done … Continue reading “Monumental Question: Did Signers of the Declaration and Constitution Finance a Bible for Every American Family?”

Scott Lively goes nuclear in Moldova

Scott Lively said once that his work in Uganda was like “a nuclear bomb against the gay agenda.” In January, he went nuclear-style to Moldova to oppose an anti-discrimination law. Radio Free Europe has the story: When the Moldovan government submitted a draft antidiscrimination law to parliament last month, conservative Orthodox Christian forces in the country treated … Continue reading “Scott Lively goes nuclear in Moldova”

What should Christians do about the SPLC hate list?

Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center posted a revision of their hate groups list, including the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, among other Christian organizations, on their anti-gay list of groups to watch. The SPLC insists that the groups placed on the list knowingly spread misleading information and harmful stereotypes about gay people that incite prejudice … Continue reading “What should Christians do about the SPLC hate list?”

Factsaboutyouth.com: A critical review

Yesterday, Focus on the Family’s Citizenlink promoted a new website from the American College of Pediatrics, called Facts About Youth which purports to be  a resource created by health professionals to provide policymakers, parents and youth with the most current medical and psychological facts about sexual development. The website makes additional claims about the information presented. … Continue reading “Factsaboutyouth.com: A critical review”

SPLC lists anti-gay hate groups

In the latest issue (Spring, 2010, issue 137) of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, the organization lists active hate groups and hate websites. These are groups which engage in campaigns of personal vilification against other social groups. The list of organizations deemed to be anti-gay hate groups are listed on the SPLC website. There is another … Continue reading “SPLC lists anti-gay hate groups”