I saw this on The Colbert Report last night — Bryan Fischer has discovered the Obama’s administration’s secret plan for making this a Muslim nation:
Yeah… Anyway, pursuing Fox this a.m., I saw this head line – to your lower right:
The actual story this headline links too? The sum total? An outside group tired of the recent news from the Air Force Academy and other places that have depicted some in those various places of using their rank to force people to become Christians or the what not, is urging that these officers will not stop treating the U.S. Military like the Army of God, then court martial them. I mean, you have the U.S. Army inviting well-known liar David Barton to their prayer breakfast.
Who does Fox news turn to characterize the outside group? Why, it’s Tony (Friends with David Duke) Perkins… (Seems Todd Starnes, the author of the piece, regularly turns to Tony).
But, let me stop here. What if a Captain Iman was doing the same thing and wouldn’t stop?
Or, what if a military officer broke military rules, commands, and/or orders? Should it be, depending on motivation or type of command (baring the Nuremberg examples, please), treated differently?
Read the article – note the nuances they use in denouncing the outside group, the way they promote their own group and the way this group (FRC) is treated as authoritative on a matter of opinion not related with what the Military has actually said.
In the case of the Second Amendment, the Founding Fathers didn’t call it the right to keep and bear arms the way it’s written; they called it the ‘biblical right of self defense.’ So the ultimate goal of the Second Amendment is to make sure you can defend yourself against any kind of illegal force that comes against you, whether that’s from a neighbor, whether that’s from an outsider, whether that’s from your own government. And in the case of the American revolution, if the Founding Fathers had not been able to take on that illegal British government coming in…so for them, it’s not a matter of, ‘oh you got too many bullets in your magazine.’ It’s whatever the government’s got we’ve got to have the same thing, because if they’ve got an AK47 and we’ve only got a BB gun, this is not a deterrent. So the whole purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure you have equal power with whatever comes against you illegally. So at that point, that has gotta control the gun debate. here
None of that is true, but this is David Barton after all…
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So says Richard Land to the ears to David Barton who seemingly got “excited” over the prospect of selling more t-shirts with false facts printed on them:
I tell you what, Richard gave a two word axiom that we ought to emblazon on everything we have: liberalism kills.
Liberalism kills, whether it’s in the family; whether it’s in a university; whether it’s in education; whether it’s in business; whether it’s in government, and especially in denominations, liberalism kills.
That’s a great axiom to remember is liberalism kills. (here)
We can only assume he means his understanding of liberalism – i.e., the challenges to standing institutions. Otherwise, I’m not sure how liberalism (economic) kills denominations. So, we will go with the simplistic idea of conservative (what we have) v. liberalism (questioning what we have).
This rhetoric falls on its face rather quickly. First, EVERY PROTESTANT CHURCH, SECT, DENOMINATION, CULT is a liberal schism from another one, going all the way back to Rome. The United States is a a liberal break off of Great Britain. Why? Because liberalism is needed to question the institutions from time to time. Thus, conservatism equals fascism… at least under Barton’s notion.
If you do not question your institutions, you will never go anywhere. Period. If the Reformers had never questioned Rome, then no Protestantism – and no Vatican II. If the colonists had never questioned Britain, no United States.
No Liberalism, no advancement. Know liberalism, know advancement.
According to David Barton, God wants you to be a selfish, rich millionaire:
“and there’s no way God is going to bless that … because we’re not following his laws.”
But not only is God not going to bless our government, He is “actually going to come down and oppose” it, coming straight out of Heaven to say “what’s going on down here? This isn’t what I ordained”
Barton: God Will Come Out of Heaven to Oppose Our Unbiblical Economic System | rightwingwatch.org.
Not only has David never read the New Testament, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, but he has obviously never read Thomas Aquinas or St. Francis.
What about – Sell all you got and give it to the poor.
Yeah… that’s Jesus.
So, Barton goes on Copeland – anything to make a dollar – and pulls an Henry Ward Beecher…
And yet… people will listen to both of them….
The crux of their attack was that Throckmorton was once a true evangelical but then turned away from supporting the use of reparative therapy to “cure” gays, at which point he lost his moral compass. Throckmorton is now, according to Barton, a radical member of the “Religious Left” …. and you know that because he associates with Right Wing Watch! (here)
Listen to the video. Because Throckmorton does not support the terrible gay therapy, he is an “enemy.”
More on his Facebook page…
Point proven… But you should see more… Now he is being persecuted like Jesus
The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton’s controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson, saying it has “lost confidence in the book’s details.” (See “The David Barton controversy,” Aug. 8.) (here)
Wonder if Barton is a martyr for this? Will the Becky-beck-beskistan-Beckster stop with the Barton circus?
Or, more than likely, Baron will sell his fantasy to others who simply believe what is written in a book unless it is a real book. Confused?
But, bully for Tommy N. Good job.
I feel the winds of change a-brewing. People are choosing good scholarship and truth over racism and propaganda. Glory in the highest!:
Evangelical Christians Are Boycotting David Barton’s Racist Propaganda
More Conservative Evangelicals Criticizing David Barton
This is disgusting… To be published by the same people who published The Shack, perhaps the most awful piece of literature for Christians since ever. Now, this.
Here are some particulars. The Founders’ Bible contains the entire Bible text of the New American Standard Bible translation. In addition, it features more than 150 articles (averaging 4 pages each) by our Signature Historian David Barton covering everything from the founding of the first American colony in Jamestown, Virginia, on May 14 of 1607, forward to the present day. It deals with virtually every political hot button including Radical Islam’s current Jihad against America. The Founders’ Bible is scheduled for a very specific release the end of July 2012. And general release in August of 2012. Based on our early projections, our first 50,000 units will be sold within a very short span of time necessitating an immediate second printing.
David Barton? A “Signature Historian?” What the… Lockman Foundation should be ashamed of letting the text of the NASB fall into these hands.
See here for more insight. The website is here.
Can you imagine what the Prophets and Apostles would have said to this? This is an abuse of Scripture – a blasphemy. An abomination.
(HT – Rodney who called me on this)
David Barton, the supreme authority on all that is The Founding Fathers and their “Christian religion” is willing to go around Right Wing Circles to spread his message, but at a neutral site?
Do I smell fried chicken in the kitchen?
David Barton Ducking a Debate about his Work.
Of course, when you white wash history, someone’s bound to call you out!