November 2011

David Barton Intends To Report The Truth On "The Jefferson Lies"

A few weeks ago, an atheist group put up a billboard in California featuring a quote it attributed to  Thomas Jefferson saying "I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. It is founded on fables and mythology."

It turned out that there was no evidence that Jefferson had ever said such a thing and when the head of the group was informed that the quote was unverified, he admitted that he was wrong and "should have done the research before I put my billboard up."

Now, David Barton, of all people, is using the incident to promote his own book on Jefferson to be released next year:

The need for this book was recently made evident by an atheist group’s California billboard allegedly quoting Jefferson condemning Christianity ... The only problem with this quote is that it doesn’t exist. It has never been found in any Jefferson writing; yet it remains one of the many lies about Jefferson told by the Secular and Academic Left over the past century.


Strikingly, Jefferson’s position on religion is actually the opposite of what is often claimed today. To see the authoritative documentation of this fact, look for The Jefferson Lies (to be released in the Spring), and discover from Jefferson’s own writings not only the truth about this particular lie but also many other Jefferson myths and lies that we were steadily fed throughout the twentieth century.

This is the same David Barton who falsely claimed that Jefferson said the "wall of separation" was "one directional" and designed to keep "the government from running the church but it makes sure that Christian principles will always stay in government."

This is the same David Barton who claimed that the famous "Jefferson Bible" was really designed as a tool to evangelize Native Americans. 

This is the same David Barton who claimed that the report that Jefferson had fathered children with his slave Sally Hemmings was part of a conspiracy designed to protect Bill Clinton.

This is the same David Barton who has posted on his website a list of "Unconfirmed Quotations" he has used in the past but admits cannot be verified.

And whereas the man behind the erroneous billboard took responsibility for his mistake, Barton falsely insists that he's never had to retract anything and that critics have never been able to find anything wrong with his work.

You really do have to admire the amount of utter shamelessness Barton must possess in order to try to use an incident like this to promote his own book called, ironically enough, "The Jefferson Lies."

Frankly, we couldn't have come up with a better name for Barton's book if he had asked us to do so ourselves.

Harvey Asks For Prayers Against DOMA Repeal And The "Homosexualized" Military

After catching national notoriety for her claims that parents should not let gay doctors treat their children and companies should not hire gay employees, Linda Harvey has removed the archives page of her radio program from public viewing.

But that hasn’t stopped our efforts to monitor the Mission America leader.

Harvey today dedicated her radio alert to asking members to pray for preservation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Like many Religious Right activists, Harvey warned that President Obama was working in defiance of the law to repeal DOMA and claimed that the Respect for Marriage Act, the DOMA repeal bill, is “insulting.” She went on to say that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, which she previously called “heartbreaking,” created a “homosexualized military” that is now one of the “many fronts of the enemies of the Truth of God [that] are launching attacks” against marriage.


Anita Perry Tries, And Fails, To Explain Disastrous Debates

The day after Governor Rick Perry’s devastating debate flub on Wednesday’s CNBC debate, when he forgot one of the three government agencies he had pledged to cut, Texas First Lady Anita Perry appeared on American Family Radio to do damage control. She stressed that the CNBC debate was only his sixth and claimed that the debates were unfair to Perry because “there were people on that stage that have been on the national debate stage for six years, some have been running for president for six years, some have run for president before” and “of the eight candidates on the stage, four of the candidates on the stage had run for president before.” Actually, of the candidates, only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have run for president before.

Anita Perry went on to say that Perry was busy working as governor and fundraising for his campaign, hindering his debate performance. While she cited Texas’ legislative session, the last day the governor can sign or veto bills was actually in June, giving the governor more than four months to prepare for the debate last week.

Of course, maybe Perry would have had more experience debating if he didn’t choose to skip all of the debates against his Democratic opponent in last year’s gubernatorial race. But apparently raising $17 million, and remembering his anniversary, is more important than crafting and learning his own sweeping policy proposals.


I look at this man who performed his sixth national debate last night—sixth—there were people on that stage that have been on the national debate stage for six years, some have been running for president for six years, some have run for president before. Out of the eight candidates there, four of the candidates on the stage had run for president before. So we got into this twelve weeks ago, Rick is a sitting governor of Texas, we had a legislative session, he had a veto period, he raised almost $17 million across America in forty-seven days so that he can be a serious contender. So when I’m looking last night at the stage and I see this man who forgot a word, which is very, very, human, I must say, to forget a word when you’re trying to perform on the national stage, I mean I don’t know how they all don’t do it except, you know, they got more under their belt. But I will say this about him, he may have forgotten a word last night on stage, but he remembered our anniversary last week.

CWA's Diaz Says Marriage Equality Is "Like Redefining A Color"

Last week Mario Diaz, Concerned Women for America’s Policy Director for Legal Issues, appeared on Crosstalk with Jim Schneider on Voice of Christian Youth America radio to warn about the supposed devastation that would result of Congress repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Diaz, who wrote a Washington Times op-ed lashing out at Senate Democrats who support the law’s repeal for working “against the will of the people” in order to “force their own values on the rest of the nation,” told Schneider that legalizing marriage for same-sex couples is like redefining the color blue. He went on to say that even advocates of gay rights intuitively believe that marriage equality is wrong, arguing that gay rights contradicts the Bible and the views of the Founding Fathers:

Schneider: It even revolts me to even say ‘same-sex marriage,’ because that term in itself is an oxymoron. Marriage is between one man and one woman, and when you put ‘same-sex’ before it, it’s two terms that do not go along with each other.

Diaz: That’s exactly right, I always say it is like redefining a color, it’s like getting the color blue and saying for now on some other color will be called blue. You’re really redefining the term to mean whatever you want it.

The Bible is clear and God’s principle is clear, and I think those are those self-evident truths that our Founders referred to, and I think we all know in the end, even those who are supporting this behavior, know that there is something wrong about this. They feel, even those people who are listening to us now, they don’t know exactly how to express it but they know that this is wrong. That is something we can go with but we need to be diligent in standing up for those truths and not buying into this whole idea of ‘tolerance’ as we have talked about it, have unfortunately shamed us, and even made some Christians who know the truth to be silent in order not to be called bigoted or any other name. We need to stand up for those truths because they are important and foundational for our future.

CWA’s South Dakota director Linda Schauer also spoke out against the repeal of the discriminatory law, contending that the repeal of DOMA was part of a plot by liberals to wreak “havoc on our traditional values”:

DOMA prevents states from being forced to recognize same-sex “marriages” from other states and defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman for federal purposes.

The (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act circumvents the will of the 31 states (including South Dakota) that have already voted to protect marriage as the union between one man and one woman in their state constitutions.

Liberals are persistent in wreaking havoc on our traditional values. No surprise if Sen. Harry Reid attaches it to a must-pass defense bill putting senators between a rock and a hard place. Hopefully, Johnson will respect the South Dakota Constitution and affirm his 1996 vote for DOMA by opposing the so-called Respect for Marriage Act. I trust his thoughts on the definition of marriage have not eroded.

When not panicking about the demise of DOMA, the anti-gay group was criticizing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s appointment of openly gay actress Ellen DeGeneres to be the United States’ envoy for AIDS awareness. Janice Shaw Crouse, the director of CWA’s Beverly LaHaye Institute, told OneNewsNow that her appointment shows that the Obama Administration is trying to use the AIDS crisis “to promote the homosexual agenda”:

"She is openly lesbian and obviously is an activist on the issue of homosexual rights and has taken a very active role in pushing the homosexual agenda. So for her to be the person who's out front and the face of the Obama administration in the whole fight against AIDS I think is inappropriate," Crouse decides.

She is also concerned about how the appointee will be received in sub-Saharan Africa, where AIDS has been rampant. "There are plenty of Christian nations in that region and some Muslim nations in that region, so she is not going to receive a very warm welcome there or be an appropriate person to be the face of the fight against AIDS," the CWA spokesperson warns.

So Crouse concludes the administration's choice appears to be "an effort to promote the homosexual agenda."

Farah Wants "Sharia-Friendly," "Pro-Perversion" Norquist Out Of The Conservative Movement

WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah today declared that it’s “time to dump Grover Norquist” and kick him out of the conservative movement, adding his name to other right-wing activists like Frank Gaffney, Pamela Geller, Don Feder, Tom McClusky and Erick Erickson who want to give Norquist the boot. Farah said that Norquist’s “decision to bless GOProud,” the gay conservative group which has Norquist on its Advisory Council, shows that he is “unashamedly pro-perversion.” In addition, Farah said that Norquist, who helped found the Islamic Free Market Institute, is “shockingly pro-Islamist and has used his well-developed connections in Washington to spread the tentacles of stealthy jihad through the corridors of power, including the White House.”

Farah ended his column by calling on the American Conservative Union and the National Rifle Association to force Norquist off their boards and to “dump him as the economic guru of the conservative movement and Republican Party”:

I say this not only because of his decidedly Shariah-friendly activities and associations.

I say it not only because of his decision to bless GOProud, a faux conservative group promoting the homosexual agenda to Republicans.

I also say it because Norquist represents all that is wrong with the so-called "economic conservatives" in our midst – a group that turns out to be not so conservative on economics once you scratch beneath the surface of what they are saying and doing.

Grover Norquist is not a conservative true believer. He may have been at one time. But he is no longer – that's for certain. Maybe, like other politicians, he's just been around Washington too long. Here's the scorecard you should consider:

• He's shockingly pro-Islamist and has used his well-developed connections in Washington to spread the tentacles of stealthy jihad through the corridors of power, including the White House.

• He's is unashamedly pro-perversion, given his position on the advisory board of GOProud.

• And he is a phony economic conservative who helped mislead tea-party Republicans in control of the House of Representatives this year giving Obama all the money he needed to keep destroying the free-enterprise system through the end of his term.

What am I missing here?

It's time to dump Grover Norquist – dump him from the ACU board, dump him from the NRA board and dump him as the economic guru of the conservative movement and Republican Party.

Gary Bauer Tries To Defend Perry With Compilation Video Of Stammering Obama

Last week, Gov. Rick Perry made presidential debate history and national news when he struggled for nearly a minute to list the names of the three federal agencies that he would immediately eliminate if elected president before eventually admitting that he couldn't remember the third one and giving up.

Today, Gary Bauer's Campaign For Working Families has come rushing to Perrys' defense with a video called "53 Seconds That Should End A Presidency" that features various clips of President Obama hesitating, stumbling over his words, and misspeaking ... as if that is somehow even remotely the same thing:

Frankly, you'd think that Bauer, of all people, would be particularly disinclined to mock public gaffes in this manner given that the highlight of his own presidential campaign was when he fell off the stage while trying to flip a pancake:

Right Wing Round-Up

Right Wing Leftovers

  • Richard Cizik, past vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, takes the Religious Right to task for advancing “a political agenda by suggesting that the priorities of corporations and the GOP fit snugly with the teachings of Jesus.”
  • Quote of the day from Alan Keyes: “as the Mississippi vote attests, our greatest national sin is the failure of the professed proponents of our founding ideals to stand firmly in battle against the assault on God and right carried out by those like Obama right here at home.”

Religious Right Groups Ask God To Thwart Occupy Wall Street

While Religious Right leaders lauded tea party groups for taking to the streets, now they are asking for the government, and God, to crush the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Earlier this week, the Family Research Council asked members to pray against “these raucus [sic] groups” and “ideological anarchists,” asking for God to “harvest souls for Christ among them”:

The expanded Wall Street Occupation is endorsed by labor unions, liberal mayors, governors, the White House, the American Nazi and Communist parties, ACORN, Hollywood enertainers [sic] and a long list of supra-liberal and liberal groups, not the least of which is the liberal media. Encampments in major cities, including Washington, DC, are not only a nuisance, a health hazard and an embarrassment [sic] to thinking Americans, they are increasingly becoming violent. Ideological anarchists intimidate and abuse bystanders, damage automobiles, jump on and in front of moving vehicles, urinate and defacate [sic] on private and public property, go naked and perform sex acts in public, produce tons of garbage that taxpayers have to collect and haul away, etc. Yet the mainstream press, which villainized [sic] the Tea Party movement, after long ignoring it, flagrantly idealizes the Occupiers and ignores the damage and ugly crimes happening in most places where an occupation is in progress. Fortunately the movement is "losing its bloom," and beginning to die out. The honeymoon among these diverse activists may be coming to an end.

May the movement simply fizzle. May God protect those who live nearby and must encounter these raucus [sic] groups. May God harvest souls for Christ from among them just as He did discontented youth in the Jesus Movment [sic] of the 60's and 70's (1 Sam 22:1-2; 2 Chr 15:4-7; Ps 18:40-50; Is 42:14-18; Lk 19:39-40; Rom 8:15-16; 10:20).

Writing for Rick Joyner’s Oak Initiative, Lloyd Phillips asserted yesterday that Occupy Wall Street is about to become violent and referred to the economic justice movement as the “FLEA Party,” or, “For Lawlessness en’ Anarchy”:

While the “Occupy” group is not even a large group at this time, it is interesting— in a historical context—that they call themselves the 99%. This is the same tactic that was used by Vladimir Lenin in the Russian Revolution when he called his movement the “Bolsheviks,” which means “the majority.” His revolution was successful in a similar violent fashion as the French Revolution. I find it interesting that just as the TEA Party demonstrations call upon the ideals of the American Revolution, many “Occupy” protestors continually refer to the French Revolution. Numerous calls for violence have been published from various “Occupy” locations and thousands of arrests have been made across the country. In NYC alone, violent crime, including the murder rate, has soared during the time of the protesting (although this is not being widely covered by the media outlets). In a widely distributed speech, one protestor openly called for violence as with the French Revolution and called Mahatma Gandhi “a tumor” because he preached non-violent civil disobedience, which the speaker said created a nation full of poor people where wealth is distributed unevenly. This of course ignores the fact that India actually has the largest middle class of any nation on earth, and it is rapidly expanding.

It is interesting to make note of some of the groups and nations that have endorsed the “Occupy” protests: Iran and Communist China, the Communist party of the USA, the Nazi party of the USA, David Duke the KKK leader, George Soros, SEIU, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), Key Democratic leaders, and our President, to name a few. If one can tell anything from the friends one keeps perhaps this should tell us something important about the “Occupy” protests. Because of the look and dress of many of the “Occupy” protestors, some people have taken to calling them the Flea Party. The acronym for FLEA is “For Lawlessness en’ Anarchy.”

Not to be outdone, Cindy Jacobs prophesied today that God will contend with an emerging and dangerous “spirit of anarchy,” which she has previously said controls the Occupy Wall Street Movement:

For the Lord says the United States is fast approaching her "tipping point". I am ready, says God, to reach out and balance but even if tremendous prayer is poured out, it will only steady the nation for a season unless there is a heart-felt turning back to the Lord.

There are hidden plots being hatched on many levels that need to be uncovered. Plots of anarchy on various levels from minor to large. The Spirit of Anarchy will try and manifest to hold captive and terrorize the cities and this must be turned in prayer. Terrorists are moving behind the scenes to hit more than one target out a time to strike terror into the hearts of people.

However, one will put a thousand to flight and two, ten thousand! I will expose and uncover those who plot together with unlikely partnerships if my people pray! There are some nations who are saying they are at peace with the United States but it is only a ploy. Intercede for exposure of these alliances.

Geller In "Bizarroworld" Over The Call: Detroit

Pamela Geller continues to take pride in her ignorance in her blog post on The Call: Detroit. While interfaith leaders are protesting Lou Engle’s prayer rally, which starts tonight at Ford Field, the anti-Muslim activist seems to have no knowledge of Engle’s vicious anti-Muslim views at all.

Geller said:

Once again Hamas-tied CAIR is victimizing non-Muslims, calling a Christian prayer event in Michigan a threat to Muslims. As if Christians would attack Muslims ....... and while praying, no less. There is a psychological term for that. It is called projection.

Hamas-tied CAIR is warning mosques in Dearborn to "step up security" in advance of a Christian prayer summit. Only in bizarroworld, where the majority of mosque incidents are committed by Muslims.

Even though there have been multiple attacks and planned attacks on mosques in America, Geller says Muslims are living in “bizarroworld.”

While Geller lashes out at Muslims, remember that Engle and other organizers of The Call, who believe that Muslims are under the control of demons and should not have First Amendment rights or houses of worship in America:

Geller likes to refer to herself as a “human rights activist,” but is standing shoulder to shoulder with Engle, who is not only an anti-Muslim hatemonger but also brought his The Call rally to Uganda to demonize gays and rally support for legislation that would criminalize homosexuality and give homosexuals the death penalty in some cases. Clearly, Geller doesn’t have a problem with people who promote draconian, oppressive laws as long as they aren’t Muslim.