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┬áby 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”

Ron Paul’s death-penalty-for-gays pastor interviews Monumental co-producer

Remember Philip Kayser? He is the Omaha, NE pastor that endorsed Ron Paul in the Iowa GOP primary who teaches that U.S. civil law should reflect the Old Testament book of Leviticus. In December, 2011, I wrote about his views on the death penalty for adulterers, disobedient children, gays, etc., which led to at least … Continue reading “Ron Paul’s death-penalty-for-gays pastor interviews Monumental co-producer”

Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims About Our Third President

That is the title of an upcoming eBook I am publishing on Amazon.com along with fellow Grove City College professor of political science, Michael Coulter. We are greatly expanding the posts I did here examining and debunking claims by David Barton and others about Thomas Jefferson. Most of the book is new material and examines … Continue reading “Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims About Our Third President”

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?”

#StopKony: How is that working in Uganda? UPDATED

UPDATE: This post brought a strong reaction from a couple of readers who believe I am overstating the threat of Kony to Northern Uganda. Indeed, this article at Foreign Policy makes the case that Kony is not in Uganda currently. I am researching this more and will correct anything I have gotten wrong. For now, … Continue reading “#StopKony: How is that working in Uganda? UPDATED”